The videos below took 30 minutes to make "Yes it's that easy to do"!!!
Step 1: Required Materials
2 Contrasting colors of spray paint (or another spray medium i.e. airbrush, paint gun)
A clear coat spray paint (I like "preserve it" for most NON-automotive projects like laptop covers)
A pair of fishnet stockings (the larger the diamond pattern the better, really any diamond shaped pattern netting will produce the effect, and you want get the weird looks like you'd get being a guy asking for stockings)
Masking tapes of different sizes
OPTIONAL: Frisket film (for additional masking off graphics)
OPTIONAL: Stencils (for additional graphics)
Step 2: Mask Off Everything
this gives a crisp clean edge to your work
Step 3: Time to Lay Your First Color
Step 4: Put Your Project in Drag!
This is the most important step of the process. Once your base coat dries, take your fishnet stocking and stretch it over your project as evenly as possible. MAKE SURE the stocking or netting lays flat over your base coat.
NOTE: I forgot to take a pic of the Bottom coat with just the fisnet this was after I had already started adding line
Step 5: TOP COAT!!!!
NOTE: I forgot to take a pic of the single top coat this was after I had already started adding lines
Step 6: The Showstopper
Not real visible in the pics but that the effect I was looking for, I've added some of the gas tank that are more clearly defined.
Next step for the tank is to go back and shadow in under each one of the couple thousand scales to make it really pop out more.
Step 7: Be Creative Make the Design Yours
You can use easy release masking tape or frisket film to design other artwork over the scales.
To preserve your new one of a kind paint job I suggest you make a couple of dusting passes of a clear coat to protect your artwork.