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Offline Martin H

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #495 on: November 30, 2018, 06:21:03 am »
I've always wondered how you paint helicopters with open cabin doors. Surely when you spray the body the paint must blow into the cabin so it would cover the interior so then you need to get in there with a brush - very fiddly. Or is there a way to plug the doorway when coating the outside?

Paint round the door frame in the colour you are doing the airframe then tack the door in place using maskol. seals the hole allows the door to match the fuselage around it and then it can be popped off and the maskol removed. Simples.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #496 on: November 30, 2018, 10:59:31 am »
I've always wondered how you paint helicopters with open cabin doors. Surely when you spray the body the paint must blow into the cabin so it would cover the interior so then you need to get in there with a brush - very fiddly. Or is there a way to plug the doorway when coating the outside?

Paint round the door frame in the colour you are doing the airframe then tack the door in place using maskol. seals the hole allows the door to match the fuselage around it and then it can be popped off and the maskol removed. Simples.
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Deluxe products "tackywax" is your friend there. It helps with a temporay way to tack the door inplace for painting............

Thank you chaps, it makes sense now. I could always use a piece of card or styrene if I don't have the door. Do you think that blu-tack would work instead of tackywax or maskol?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #497 on: November 30, 2018, 08:50:59 pm »
Only if you're using acrylics & it can still take a bit to clean up, sometimes.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #498 on: December 01, 2018, 02:19:45 am »
Only if you're using acrylics & it can still take a bit to clean up, sometimes.

Agree. Blue Tack can be very useful, but little bits of it can hang on rather tenaciously. So be prepared to spend some time with a sharp cocktail stick

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #499 on: December 04, 2018, 01:59:27 am »
Me too, I used to use it for landing gear wells but it's a b*gger to get out of fine details.  One trick is to use a larger blob of blu-tack to remove stubborn bits with a rolling, dabbing or rubbing motion.  You can tease it into a point to get into trickier to reach bits.
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