Got hanger rash!? aka: scratches and dings. Instead of repainting your RC flyer, you can simply "weather your plane" and give it a realistic distressed look with some paint and charcoal!
Your can transform your RC flyer into a realistic plane and also hide scratches and dings by adding some 'nitty gritty', to do this, break up some charcoal and brush it on the high points of your plane in the direction of the airflow.
Using this same dry brush technique you can simulate wood grain too! All you will do is painting with darker paint on light parts and lighter paint on dark parts and lightly brush the colors on your wood parts until you achieve the look you want.
If you're worried about your paint skills, just practice the technique on a scrap piece of plastic or some paper before painting on your plane.
You'll want to seal everything once you've painted or added your charcoal weathering. To seal it, use a can of spray on lacquer and lightly coat your plane. This will help seal the charcoal and protect your paint from more scratches.
There's a bunch of other ways you can paint your plane, these are just a few techniques. Next time you get a chance try it out, it's a great way to customize your plane and make it your own!
We want to thank Chris Roncaglione for this demonstration and his help painting the plane in this episode!
The RC Warbird featured in this episode is available from Hobby King:
Durafly SE5a 1030mm (PNF)