Carcharodons Landraider Update

Posted: June 23, 2012 in Carcharodons
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Two posts in one day!!!

I just had to share this with you.  I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself at the moment, I applied that vinyl Carcharadons stencil that I got from Maybe Jane earlier on in the week.  Heres the result.

Ok, so here is how I did it…

I firstly cut out the stencil so it would fit on the model in a position that I was happy with

I then removed the backing paper being careful not to remove the clear plastic cover and firmly applied the back of the stencil to the Landraider (the bit closest to the weapon mount)

I then hit the stencil with this heat gun, to help it better conform to the models contours

As you can see, the stencil became quite soft and pliable after it was warmed up a bit.

After getting the basic shape pressed into the stencil, I then carefully removed the clear plastic from the top of the stencil… I then warmed up the vinyl once again, and used a blunt pointed object to help the stencil conform to the contours of the Landraider.

I then masked it up a bit more to stop overspray getting on the tank

And this is the final result!  Really pleased with the outcome.

I then added a few more decals to the model to finish it off.  I’ll probably do some more work on this tomorrow.  I’m really motivated to see this Landraider painted.  I think its going to look fantastic.

Thanks for looking


  1. Jeremy says:

    Both the Landraiders are turning out extraordinarily,those stencils are worth their weight in gold. They are driving me to practice my pre toning and get to that standard with my air brush

    • OPR8OR says:

      Hey Jeremy, thanks for the props. I’m pretty happy with the Landraiders too. I really like the way the stencil has turned out on the Carcharadons LR, and I like the way the script looks on the Iron Hands LR…. sort of like a prayer or something.

  2. Maybe Jane says:

    Thank you so much for sending through this link! It’s so great to see these stencils in action!

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