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Destroyer Deck Painting Question

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  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Clermont, Fl
Posted by Ed Geary on Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:08 PM

GMorrison....thanks for that link.   That model is quite impressive!  I had to look closely to make sure the photos weren't of the real ship


Thanks all for the suggestions.  Today I taped off some sections of the deck and sprayed it.



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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:16 PM

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:42 AM


Hi Ed;

     In this scale I always brush the decks with a thinned version of the paint I need. That way I don't need to worry about overspray.   

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:39 AM


if you’re spraying, you will have overspray. Your options then are lots of masking to avoid it in the first place, or going back afterwards and doing clean up/touch up painting to cover the overspray.


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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:17 AM
Whenever I do any ship I will spray the big areas and then hand paint the smaller areas and fittings on the deck. Hope this helps.

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  • From: Clermont, Fl
Destroyer Deck Painting Question
Posted by Ed Geary on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:32 AM

Getting ready to start the build of a Tamiya 1/350 Yukikaze Destroyer.

The deck plates come in three parts.  Two of the plates call out  areas to be sprayed to simulate linolem


How do you spray these small sections without overspraying the rest of the deck?


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