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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Got it - I'll start the Design and printout of the Frisket masks for the Camel today -
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:43 AM
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I was putting off this next step because I knew it was going to be time consuming, difficult and ONE chance to get it right So I tried to make Frisket masks on the Cricut for the red stripes, but all of them were different sizes and I had a hard time getting them to fit so I painted a base white coat (4 coats) and hand masked the fuselage 5 hours, red electrical tape and tan masking tape, a Micrometer and a few malt beverages later I shot 4 coats of red, drying 15 minutes between each Red Acrylic model Train paint. The time paid off. On to the white roundels, trim, numbering and wings.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:21 AM
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fantastic!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:35 AM
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looks great!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:52 PM
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The time paid off.
It certainly did.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Excellent!

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:06 PM
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That really looks gooood! Clean lines. I wish I could get results like that..
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:17 AM
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Spectacular masking and paint job.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Very neat workmanship. Nice to see craftsmanship. Well done.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:37 AM
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That looks awesome! Very eye catching.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Nice work! Ok, Great work!

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Thanks All - I think it will be "Mask/Paint" - - "Mask/Paint" - - for a little while - White still going on, masks for the roundels cut for the fuselage and wing, then the Blue and Red will go on - I think I will need more tape...
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Looks super but you're going to have to get some weathering on it, some oil, dirt and mud stains etc. when she's done

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Just a trick I learned from Art School with masking tape or frisket to keep the edges down the surface. It works well on litespan since it has a bit of tooth to the surface. I just hate masking an area, and if you don't paint it right away, some of the edges peel up.

Brush on small coats of thinned Liquitex matte medium on the edges. not too thin/much or it will seep underneath, not too thick because it might tear the surface of the paint when you remove the tape. This technique sometimes gives an edge that is way too sharp than needed. This may or may not give you the finish you actually want because it does fill in the pores of the litespan changing the texture. It's kinda of like gesso on canvas. I would do tests on a scrap pieces of lite span first to get the hang of it. - It's just a technique I use when I need a sharp line on a complex surface. Shnokey....are you in the art/design business as well?
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