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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (25 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760318247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760318249
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 653,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For those of you looking for a decent "How to " check out How to Paint Flames from MotorBooks International stable, a fine selection of styles with their own step by steps in easy to follow full colour segments. Many styles are covered here, from Traditional Hot Rod to tribal and True fire plus a lot more --Pinstriping UK

Chapter 1 is all about design and inspiration. There are lots of coloured photos of 'flames' on full size cars and also a photo of flames on model diecast toys. Marking and masking out are comprehensivly covered, followed by surface preperation. Tools, compressors, airbrushes and spray guns are discussed together with respirators. Airbrush batteries are dealt with and then comes the chapter on paint. Paints and catalysts are dealt with as well as custom colours. Chapter 7 shows how to layout traditional flames using m3 masking tape for the outline, then filling in the blanks with a wider tape. This is a long chapter and it goes deeply into producing the layout, the cleaning and the final painting of the flames. Next, wall of fire flames. These are totally diffrent from the standard flames, they look like the car is actually on fire rather than being a representative of a flame like the traditional variety. Realistic flames have a seperate chapter but in my opinion they look like a smaller version of the wall of fire flames. A simpler and cheaper method of applying flames is the one shot method. This is done with masking tape and a foam roller, and is so simple even I could do it. Ghost flames are flames that are very subtle. They tend to be visible in bright sunlight but are almost invisible in dull light or after dark. Pinstripe flames are basically just the outlines of flames in paint, applied with a longhaired brush. Rip flames are produced by using the rough edge of masking tape. They don't really look like flames at all. Tribal flames are sort of non-traditional flames. They are usually a blend of different types and people tend to associtae them more with tattoos than traditional flames. Masking out and painting are as for traditional flames, it is just the design that is different. Special effects cover a lot of different ground. Some of these designs look very smart. The final chapter covers clear finishing and final polishing. --Model Engineers Workshop

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Bruce Caldwell has been an automotive journalist and photographer since 1975 when he became an associate editor for Car Craft magazine. He was feature editor at Hot Rod and editor of Chevy High Performance, Mustangs & Fords, Muscle Car Review, Chevy Action, and Street Rod Quarterly. His work appears regularly in major truck, street rod, and performance car magazines. He has authored several automotive how-to books. (Woodinville, WA) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. standen on 1 Oct. 2005
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The paint jobs in this book are magic and the way its explained how to tape up the flames and paint them are easy to understand the ghost flame are my favourite flames
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob Twain on 21 Oct. 2010
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This book is every flamers dream, boy racers and amateur custom painters, buy it now! There is no holding back on tips n tricks. the cars done, the bikes done, now I'm looking at the 4 bins the council have left me with. the kids push bikes are a target, the cats run off, the wife looks hot... flames are us!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tim on 29 Jan. 2011
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my book was posted on a tuesday night and i got it on a wednesday morning so it was nice and fast which i like and the book has helped me a lot with a load of information i will be ordering more books in the future 10 out 10
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