HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:38 PM
Registered User
lectroglide's Avatar
United States, WA, Puyallup
Joined Aug 2006
2,214 Posts
Question
how to camoflage??

never did anything scale and wanting to camoflage a warbird, I tried to do some scribbly lines with a rattle can and it looked ok but wondering if ya gotta cut out patterns or just hit/miss with a rattle can? is thier any tutorials around??
lectroglide is online now Find More Posts by lectroglide
Last edited by lectroglide; Nov 21, 2012 at 09:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:30 AM
Registered User
United States, TX, Leander
Joined Sep 2003
2,673 Posts
I free hand with an airbrush. It gets a pretty good line started and once its about 2"or 3" wide I can relax a little.
Edwin
edwin1 is offline Find More Posts by edwin1
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:45 PM
Registered User
wizard of odd's Avatar
Australia, WA, Kalgoorlie
Joined Apr 2011
1,411 Posts
If you first spray your lighter base colour, you can use play dough to mask it off before spraying the other, darker colour. If you want sharp lines, press it down firmly along the edges. If you want slightly fuzzy lines, leave it rounded at the edges and spray multiple light coats. This also works great for those "blotchy" bits commonly found on German WW2 warbirds. Be sure not to use an oil based clay like Plasticene though as it will leave oil stains on the paint job.

Another option is latex mask like the one Pactra sells, which is painted on, then carefully cut with a scalpel along your camo or other line, and the unwanted areas peeled off. Then spray over and finally peel the mask off.
wizard of odd is offline Find More Posts by wizard of odd
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 03, 2012, 08:51 PM
Scale Builder
United States, AZ, Litchfield Park
Joined Jul 2002
2,542 Posts
You can cut a mask and hold it off the surface of the model with little rolled up balls of masking tape. The further the mask is from the surface the fuzzier your demarcation will be. You can also use soft edge foam painter's tape but it can be a tad expensive.

Chad Veich is online now Find More Posts by Chad Veich
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 04, 2012, 03:26 AM
Registered User
wizard of odd's Avatar
Australia, WA, Kalgoorlie
Joined Apr 2011
1,411 Posts
Chad, that's an interesting find- thanks for posting it. The play dough method does the same thing (on the cheap), but the soft edge foam masking tape will be much easier to work with.
wizard of odd is offline Find More Posts by wizard of odd
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion How to determine how much amperage you need for servos? Curare DIY Electronics 18 Feb 15, 2014 03:21 PM
Sold FS: Winged Shadows How Fast with See How reader AtTheCross Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 12 Jul 11, 2012 08:38 AM
Sold FS:Winged Shadows How Fast with See How reader AtTheCross Aircraft - General - Miscellaneous (FS/W) 8 Jul 11, 2012 08:36 AM
Sold How HighRT & See How $63 shipped (USPS First Class) xwingnut Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 4 Mar 22, 2012 11:29 AM