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Old Feb 03, 2016, 09:13 AM
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Moonbeam, that looks awesome! Just curious how you do your invasion stripes, I have another project to add them to my mossie, and experimenting with various methods before I commit. And I haven't found a good white paint yet that is not too thin and see thru without many coats
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Old Feb 03, 2016, 09:46 AM
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Try revell white ..I found it to be a lot thicker and covers very well ..the tamiya white needs lots of coats
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Old Feb 03, 2016, 09:49 AM
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I recently used the Revell white on my Freewing Mosquito, needed 2 coats for full cover.
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Old Feb 03, 2016, 11:17 PM
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I have a measuring stick with the scale D-Day stripes marked on it. I first figure out where exactly the starting point is on, say the wing, mark it with a pencil and place several dots to mark the edges. Then mask it off with Frog Brand painter's tape, then spray it with Rust Oleum brand Painter's Touch flat white primer. Once that's dry (and it only takes about two coats and all of 5 minutes per section), I mark the black stripe edges the same way with a pencil.

Here's where it's weird. I haven't found a decent tape that won't peel the white up, so I use this orange rubber type tape from when I was an aircraft mechanic. It's used to wrap around fuel and hydraulic lines, sometimes called "100 mph tape". I use a short piece that I can stretch flat with my left hand fingers and then hand brush the black with my right hand. I do the edges, then I can remove the tape and fill in the middle of the lines. Sometimes I might have to take a small detail brush and touch up the edges with any flat white paint..... Testors, Tamiya, any craft store brand.

What I really need to do is a video of the process. I'm hoping to do that with the next plane.
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 10:13 AM
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happened yesterday at Dallas Executive Airport
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 10:28 AM
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Ouch!! That looks expensive ..
Anyone got a spare prop assembly they can offer the poor chap..

How's your flying been mark with all this horrid wind ..
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 10:35 AM
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A link to some aerial footage of the wounded stang
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Wor...367529111.html
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