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  • From: USA
ME109 canopy
Posted by nsclcctl on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 7:02 AM
I am working on this ME109. I am trying to do things correctly this time. This is my first foray into camoflauge patterns and so forth. I am using an airbrush for the first time as well. In terms of the canopy over the cockpit, how do people normally do the masking? Is it tape, parafilm or what. I assume it is a tremendously tedious task.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 10:44 AM
I use a brush on mask from Ambroid called EZ Mask. It's actually quite easy to use, and as long as you have a smooth canopy base, removes just as easy. You should be able to find it or something similar at your local hobby shop. Just ask the salesperson for "liquid mask."

demono69
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 3:26 PM
I use Tamiya masking tape and a new sharp #11 X-acto blade.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:41 AM
NS... I use Bare metal Foil. They sell an instructoin booklet on "How To" but basicly smooth into corners or curves with toothpick , sanded to remove sharp edges.Cut away foil with sharp # 11 exacto knife against framing.Remove foil from area to be painted. Break paint line after painting and glossing with same #11 blade,tease off foil with toothpick. Clean any stickness with "Goo Gone" from local chain drug store.Used draftsman tape before descovering foil. Am told pre-cut " EZ-Masks "are very good but haven't tried them , also cost factor involved...Chief John
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Posted by nsclcctl on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:54 AM
I picked up the liquid mask last night. The question is, do you apply this stuff to the whole canopy and then using a sharp blade just take it off the ribs to be painted? Or, do you just try to paint the large areas inside to protect them. My guess is I would never get them to be straight this way. For this canopy, I chose to simply mask the old fashioned way with tape and do it in portions. It is a pain in the neck but I didn't want to screw up the only canopy I currently have. Any help is appreciated.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:07 PM
try white glue. since it is a me 109 it should be easey. use masking tape to mask the frame, then have 7:3 water to white glue to paint it on, wait about 15 min the peel off the masking tape then touch up then paint
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 15, 2003 10:59 PM
yes, with liquid mask it's difficult to get a straight line. try this, cut thin strips of masking tape, apply along the side of the frames (easy on a 109) then fill in the 'holes' with the liquid mask. As was said above, Tamiya masking tape is very good, it's what I use. Yes, it is fiddly to apply, but if properly smoothed down it will do it's job, peel off nicely and not leave a deposit.

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