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Cockpits, turrets, windows and paint

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Cockpits, turrets, windows and paint
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:03 AM
Help me! I have just returned to model building after a 30+ year hiatus. What are the secrets to painting the window dividers the same color as the fuselage and doing a perfect job of it?

Don't laugh, okay! I'm sensitive!

Thanks,
CJKH
  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: USA, GA
Posted by erush on Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:06 AM
We won't laugh CJ * snicker-snicker * Evil [}:)] Big Smile [:D] just kidding.

I use Micro Mask. It's a liquid water soluble mask that I "paint" on to the clear window panes, paint the model and then peel the mask off for nice clean window frames.

Some people use different types of masking tapes by cutting many small pieces and burnishing the edges down to prevent paint runnning under. Some swear by using bare metal foil also.

Also, some people use white glue "elmers" thinned a bit with water as a liquid mask.

Hope it helps,
Eric

Oh, welcome back to modeling and the forum!
Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:18 PM
Thanks, Eric! That helps. I'm off to the hobby shop to buy Micro Mask. I'll tell'em you sent me.
--CJKH

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