Looking for a good painter/mural artist

Discussion in 'Painting and Finishing Forum' started by Terry Micallef, Jun 30, 2019.

intlwaters.com

Help Support intlwaters.com:

  1. Jun 30, 2019 #1

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Hello all! I'm currently looking for a painter to do a Warpath Apache scheme on my rc boat. The boat is virgin white now and has never been painted. I'll try to attach pics of what I have now and what I want. I live in southeast MI so any help finding someone would be terrific!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Oct 17, 2019 #2

    Tom Foley

    Tom Foley

    Tom Foley

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    5,935
    Location:
    Hudson , Fl .
    Zach Mills does very nice work . ZM Customs on Facebook .
     
  3. Oct 31, 2019 #3

    JoePeters

    JoePeters

    JoePeters

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    HARRISON OHIO
    Terry,You could get graphics done at a sign shop as well as the lettering and numbers. Have the hull and cowl painted yellow at a local auto paint shop. The painter will probably need cash! After he paints it.Put the graphics and lettering on and take boat back to body shop to have top and sides clear coated.After clear coat it will look like something. Ive been painting boats for years in ohio and your apache is no big deal to do...start talking to local bodyshops and make a new painter friend! ps Aeromarine used to sell apache graphics,call Remy at aeromarine laminates JOE
     
  4. Oct 31, 2019 #4

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks for the advice Joe. I've tried a couple local sign shops and they basically told me that with the way the hatch engine cowls are that they'd have to cut and piece sections of vinyl together...which is what I'm trying to stay away from to avoid the appearance of seams. :(
     
  5. Nov 1, 2019 #5

    GraysonTaylor

    GraysonTaylor

    GraysonTaylor

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2017
    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Gilroy CA
    I'm probably missing something but I don't understand the cut and piece. My Pay n Pack stripes are printed so the orange and black are not two pieces. One long strip was applied with the cowl mounted and then took an exacto where the cowl comes off. It wasn't three separate pieces. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2019 #6

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Terry Micallef

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    He didn't think his 3mm vinyl would wrap tight enough around the cowls. I think he just didn't want to do the job.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Nov 10, 2019 #7

    wingnut

    wingnut

    wingnut

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    242
    Location:
    Sacramento , Calif.
  8. Nov 11, 2019 #8

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Andy Greene

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    9,816
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    Who was that guy over on Jims- 'ProPainter' or something like that. He did some really really pretty stuff, but it wasnt cheap.
     

Share This Page



arrow_white