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Title: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: malcf on February 04, 2019, 09:39:59 PM
I am getting to the stage of preparing to paint the flight deck and lines, should I paint the deck white then mask off the lines or paint the dark grey then mask it off to do the lines?, I will be using Tamiya acrylics and an airbrush for the lines  and Tamiya aerosol for the grey deck, Not sure which way to go with it. its 1/96 scale btw.
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 04, 2019, 10:38:28 PM
Have you considered using Trimline tape?


Colin
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: mudway on February 05, 2019, 05:29:48 AM
BECC do vinyl striping in a variety of colours and the pack has a variety of widths from .5 to 5mm in .5mm steps.




http://www.becc.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p311.html
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 05, 2019, 08:53:55 AM
Yess, both the BECC and Trimline products are vey thin and give a neat appearance. The adhesive is waterproof and it can be a lot less effort than masking and painting.

Colin
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: raflaunches on February 05, 2019, 09:11:59 AM
Iíve used it too, easier than trying to mask off all those lines- one bleed in the mask and it ruins the look. Using the trim line/BECC products is easier and to finish it off just mist some semi-Matt or Matt varnish over the whole deck to blend it all together.
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: malcf on February 05, 2019, 07:14:50 PM
 :-)) Thanks will have a look into using tape it does sound a lot easier, just don't want it peeling up later maybe varnish over the top later?.
Title: Re: Getting near ready to paint lustys deck
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 05, 2019, 07:41:44 PM
Yes, as Nick says. Paint the flight deck grey. Add as many lines as possible using the tape (you might need to mask and spray some more complex shapes) and then mist all over with matt or semi matt varnish. The tape will blend in and won't peel off.

Colin