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Would this be a crazy thing to try ?

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Would this be a crazy thing to try ?
Posted by garyfo on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 3:26 PM
So, I'm gonna go home tonight and stare at the 1/144 Heinkell He-111 I've got about 75% finished...in particular....the windscreen/nose canopy....

More precisely: the canopy frames. Which, because of the scale, are so small that they are barely visible in the plastic and hardly raise a bump.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this, as I really want this to turn out good. And I keep coming back to ...crayons.

What if I can 'scribe' for lack of a better term, the canopy frames in with a crayon than maybe shoot a coat of glosscoat or future over it?

Anyone think that would work? I think masking it might make me go crazy.
Gary
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:12 PM
Try something like bare metal. Paint it first and then apply it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 9:35 PM
You might try rubber cement over the parts you want to mask. Let it dry and trim as needed.
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Posted by garyfo on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:47 AM
What about white glue? Would putting Elmers White Glue on the parts I want to mask work you think?

I've got liquid mask, but it just doesn't seem to work that great for me.
Gary
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    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 9:15 AM
coloured elmers glue will work, but it tends not to go into right angles... And there's plenty of them on that canopy! Very thin, prepainted strips of tape might work. A thin tape would be best of course (that's why the bare metal tip above would work well).

Other than that, use a brush and clean up the mess when the paint is half-way dried with cocktail sticks.
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Posted by garyfo on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 3:18 PM
Yah, I think I'm gonna have to make a major withdrawal from the ol' Patience bank this weekend....
Gary
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    February 2003
  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nzgunnie on Thursday, June 19, 2003 3:54 AM
Try using some decal, paint it the right colour, then cut it into thin strips and apply to the canopy

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