Originally Posted by CFisher1421
There seem to be several ways to do the tiger striping - anywhere from decals to freehand...how did you do yours? I'm tempted to try this scheme too but I'm also tempted simply to build this bad boy and get him up in the air...forget the pretties..
I used Testors spray paint don't use anything else (and give it light coats), I tried several methods on a test piece of foam, the problem is that once you paint the foam if you tape over it to get a sharp edge the tape pulls off the paint underneath. Its easy to get sharp edges on the wings and stabs cause they are not foam. I read in one thread that someone used post-it's since they were not as sticky... I just painted the plane from the front to the back. I taped off the front area and gave it gray, then used paper to cut a hard edge from the grey to the yellow. I free handed the stripes with the black, they are not sharp and have a soft edge. Not to good looking up close but when its in the air it looks great.
If I had to do it again I would paint the plane in tones of grey and then, do something contrasting on the underside... Regardless a nice repainting gives it a nice scale look in the air...