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Bigkev

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Masking Models
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
Hi All,
Just like to start this thread with the way I now use to mask large area's of a model before spraying.
It involves using food bags, the type you use to put your sandwiches in.
The area around the nacelle in this example has been masked with thin strips of Tamiya tape, then additional thicker strips are added until about 10mm around the area is covered and masked.
Now I use the food bags. They are very thin and easy to manipulate into position. They cover 90% of the airframe and you only need to tack down the openings of the bag to make an effective seal from paint spray.
Before I used to use paper and masking tape to cover the airframe, this way it is easier and quicker to do.
The same process can be used for tanks, ships, large figures, etc.
A few pictures of my model using this method follow.
Cheers,
Bigkev
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 06:20:20 AM by Bigkev »

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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 07:28:19 AM »
What a great idea, it looks quite scary though!
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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 08:40:58 AM »
I like it - masking is the one area of modelling I hate , thanks for the idea Kevin

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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 08:01:46 PM »
Hi Guys,
Thankyou for the comments, much appreciated.
Just to show you that it works, I've now removed the masking and you can see that there is no overspray on the airframe.
It was quite simple to remove the bags and masking tape, you just need to be a little careful and unpeel the tape strip by strip.
Some pictures follow,
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 07:21:33 AM »
A great tip, that works well, the master of innovation.
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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 08:16:47 AM »
Neat that!!
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Re: Masking Models
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 08:48:57 AM »
Just think Kevin -- all you need to do is put the info on a powerpoint and we have next months entertainment !!!!!