Post by tempestwulf on Oct 13, 2007 21:21:40 GMT 12
alright here's a question. Painting some models can be a pain in the ass when it comes to masking complex curves - my current in the wingroot/cowling piece at the front. Easy if you do the top camoflage scheme first but this means you do the darker colours first. When it comes to spraying the bottom you got to cover the darker colours.
How do you guys usually do it? Easy answer to this is "pull ya head in" lol I just takes patience otherwise and doing the masking right.
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Post by Craig Sargent on Oct 13, 2007 22:30:08 GMT 12
I disagree with Calum. If it's a hard edged camo then it doens't matter. For my 1/72 Wyvern, it was easier to do the dark grey uppers first, then mask and then do the lower sky areas. For a soft edge camo, always do the lower colours first. Reason is, if you do the upper colours, and then paint the lowers with a soft edge, overspray stands out more and it is a case of lower colour overspray onto uppers, which 99% was not the way it was done in real life, and it is more apparent.
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Post by tempestwulf on Oct 14, 2007 9:47:01 GMT 12
Interesting to see two sides of the same coin. My current is a 1/72 Hurricane (stripped with Mr Muslce - revamp of old one again. Waste not want not). It's a hard democratic line between top/bottom camoflage colours so will have to be tape, won't be to hard. I don't think blue tack will work for this but I do use it when painting the top camo, I got a great soft line on my 1/72 Academy Tempest which made my 486 Sqn bird look very attractive. Cheers for the feedback.
Talon I agree with the Wyvern way though, definately easier to do the grey first due to the curves of the fuselage etc. Sometimes it is better to paint top first.