I had a tough time figuring out which body to mount on the Tamiya TT-02, but a tougher time figuring out how I wanted it painted. I decided to contact my LONG-time friend and painter extraordinaire Charlie Barnes from CFX Paintworks.
Charlie and I have known each other for what seems like forever, and I’ve been a big fan of his paint work since he was a starting out. He’s come a long way from the typical flames and bubbles to some pretty amazing work replicating skulls, snakes and even human faces. He also works from drawings and photographs, turning a clear Lexan body into a scale reproduction of Nascar, VTA and anime. Looking at his work, it seems like there’s nothing he can’t do!
His efforts also extend past RC paint, working with 1:1 drift and grip guys doing full scale wraps on race cars. I’ve seen his work setup – 2 or 3 computers, rolls of vinyl everywhere and a massive cutter that spits out everything from shapes to name stickers. There’s also that gargantuan rack of paints, masks and airbrushes; this guy has it all!
When I brought the Tamiya body to him, I told him I wanted to use black, blue and silver – the design is up to him. As you can see, he didn’t disappoint, squirting out a killer scheme that even included a few skulls!
So, I’m sure you want to know how it looks mounted on the TT-02, right? Well, I guess you’ll have to wait until next week to see, but let me tell you it looks bad ass! Stay tuned for a final upcoming video where we reveal the TT-02 in its entirety!
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CFX Paintworks, https://www.facebook.com/CFXPaintworks/