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Masking 1/72 Airfix VH-3 Bubble windows

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    August, 2017
Masking 1/72 Airfix VH-3 Bubble windows
Posted by DRod on Saturday, August 05, 2017 12:20 PM

Just curious what other methods I could use to mask the bubble Windows on this model?  Tape so far has not stayed on. 




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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:30 AM

What tape are you using? Tamiya masking tape or Frog yellow painter tape is what I use for masking canopies.

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:00 PM


My first thought was to take a narrow strip of tape (about 1mm) to mask the edge of the round window, and then take something liquid (Maskol, Revell Color Stop or something like that ) to mask the center. But then it occured to me, that a tall "chimney" made of wide masking tape (~20mm) would also do the trick. For extra safety you could stuff some tissue down the open top. Hope it helps, good luck with your builds and have a nice day


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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    August, 2017
Posted by DRod on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:32 PM

I tried using Tamily masking tape.  BLue painters seems to keep the form better.

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    August, 2017
Posted by DRod on Monday, August 14, 2017 6:34 PM

I like this idea.  I may try it on one window and see what happens.  I am still stuffing tissue in the cockpit and otpen doer.  I will be priming end of this week.


Thanks for your idea.


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