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At first I anodized an RC10 chassis black. It turned out a flat black (like the RC10DS chassis). Didn't like it since it wasn't glossy enough so I stripped all the anodizing off (again!) and this time had the chassis polished ot a mirror finish. Then reanodized the chassis black to get it to the nice gloss black anodizing.
Next I machined the RC10 parts (the only plastic this is the rod ends and the shock caps). All the parts were mirror polished and then anodized a dark gold.
While waiting for all this anodizing I decided to try my hand at painting. So I bought an Iwata HP-C airbrush, and air compressor and a bunch of acrylic and poly paint. I then took an RC10 body and masked off all the gold trim and sprayed it Tamiya black a few times. Went back and took the masking off and sprayed a gold leaf spray on the trim and backed it with a white paint. Then sprayed the gold one more time. I had to create all the decals from scratch because I didn't have clean scan of a Lotus79 decal sheet. I ended up printing the decals up with gold foil. It came out looking pretty decent with the decals, but I'll still have a body done professionally for it.
Welp... without further ado... here's the final unveiling!