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Offline Scotaidh

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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2019, 02:12:21 am »
I'm getting back into modelling after quite a few years and would like to ask your method / materials for such a beautiful 'hard edged' camouflage ?  I've got a Spitfire underway that really needs this.

To avoid having paint pulled up by Masking tape, I use Drafting Tape.  It's very similar to masking tape - looks the same, and all - but has less stick-um.  Sounds silly, I know, but most Masking tape is used in semi-permanent applications - sticking up posters and so on.   

Drafting Tape is designed to be pulled off without damaging the (paper) work-piece its holding down.  It is available in art supply stores that sell drafting supplies - we have one in Providence, RI - near the U district.  :)  Or - on-line.

Whilst you're at the Art Store, you might consider getting a rolled paper charcoal burnishing stick - very useful for rubbing the edge of your tape so you don't get paint bleed-under.  The paper burnisher will conform to lumps and bumps without damaging them, whilst still applying the requisite pressure.

I'm a brush-only painter, and what Narses said about cleaning your brushes is Absolute Truth.  I buy my brushes at the Art Store, and I don't buy the cheap ones because I want a nice finish.  I use oil-base paints, and clean with thinner. 

I use commercial thinner that I bought in a gallon can, which I used to replenish my three cleaning bottles.  First pass is the dirtiest, obviously.  I clean until I can no longer see colour on a paper napkin.  Second pass is to finish cleaning the brush, and the third is insurance.  Sorry if you already know this - I do tend to pontificate - but I find these days that things I thought were common knowledge, taught in every primary art class - are not, and if you're not going to take care of your brushes then you might as well just use your fingers.
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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2019, 02:36:41 am »
The first problem is finding the art store........... :(
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Offline Hank McCoy

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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 08:47:46 am »
Thanks for these quick replies.  I just happened to pick up a roll of thin Tamiya tape recently, so I'll start with it.  I do know a shop in Ottawa where I think I might find the other tape and hopefully the burnishing stick (which sounds very interesting.)  I airbrush almost exclusively - I've never succeeded with brush painting as shown on this Hurricane.   I now use Tamiya acrylics as they spray very well and clean up very quickly with water  and  SIMPLE  GREEN   and  MEAN  GREAN  bio degradable cleaners.  I'm on a rural well and septic system so I don't want to use anything solvent based.   I'm in Canada so I don't know if these products are available elsewhere.   I also extensively use FUTURE,  now called PLEDGE  FLOOR  CLEANER   for clear gloss and  between coats.   I like Tamiya CLEAR  FLAT  but not so fond of their CLEAR  GLOSS.    Biggest problem with Tamiya is a lack of 'official' colours but they have been adding to that.   Mixing to their instructions is really not that difficult but I would like to see more FS595 colours in their range.

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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2019, 07:02:45 am »
The first problem is finding the art store........... :(

It's the opposite for me Kit. 3 or 4 art shops, including one in walking distance, but no model shops  :-\


Whilst you're at the Art Store, you might consider getting a rolled paper charcoal burnishing stick - very useful for rubbing the edge of your tape so you don't get paint bleed-under.  The paper burnisher will conform to lumps and bumps without damaging them, whilst still applying the requisite pressure.


That sounds interesting  :thumbsup: No matter how long you've been doing something you can always learn something new  :thumbsup:

First pass is the dirtiest, obviously.  I clean until I can no longer see colour on a paper napkin.  Second pass is to finish cleaning the brush, and the third is insurance. 

Exactly what I do even with acrylics. First pass is "dirty" water, second pass is the thinners/brush cleaner, final pass is the clean water.

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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2019, 10:33:13 am »
Plausible Hurricane - and very well modelled. :thumbsup:

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Re: Hurricane Mk Ib
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2019, 06:22:08 am »
Thanks Glen
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