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Matilda - Caunter- Masking
18Bravo
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:01 AM UTC
I will certainly look forward to seeing that.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 04:13 AM UTC

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No matter how carefully you mask, there is always the danger of paint seeping underneath your mask. Rather than press too hard on your mask (possibly lifting previous color) you can seal the mask very easily with a quick shot of clear. That way, any seepage underneath the mask is clear. Let it dry, spray next color. Easy.



Sounds like someone has been watching HGTV...

Great Tip Rob, I will be using that tonight as I start applying the Caunter scheme to a Meng Rolls Royce Armored Car model.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 02:12 PM UTC
I to found that spraying a coat of clear on the tape edges helped with paint bleeding under the masking tape.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC
Of course it is also likely that the real thing was hand painted (though you may still want to use masking on a model).
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 04:47 AM UTC
No matter how carefully you mask, there is always the danger of paint seeping underneath your mask. Rather than press too hard on your mask (possibly lifting previous color) you can seal the mask very easily with a quick shot of clear. That way, any seepage underneath the mask is clear. Let it dry, spray next color. Easy.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC
Never had an issue with it what so ever.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 03:53 AM UTC
Just be aware that silly putty does suffer from mission creep the longer it is left on the model which can make it hard to remove.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 03:29 AM UTC
This is a Valentine, but the idea is exactly the same. I used tape, more tape, additional tape and Silly Putty. Cutting the tape into strips and shapes helps it to conform to the irregular shapes. I burnished the edges tight. I also cut the tape between the engine louvers and inserted Silly Putty in the gaps. I left the headlights and some other bits off until painting was complete. Having a guide is essential.























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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 02:37 AM UTC
That's a great tip: it makes sense...and your tank looks great.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC

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In not too long I intend to start Tamiya's new tool Matilda. But masking over all those irregular surfaces for the camo makes me....well....irregular. But I know it can be done! Can some intrepid readers share with me some tips, videos, articles and words of encouragement that may make this happen? Thank you, and happy new year to all.



I masked mine with Tamiya tape. I didn't push down too hard on the tape so it was laying flat over irregular shapes and then sprayed at a 90 degree angle straight at the tape, doing my best to ensure I didn't get any bleed.

Came out ok in the end.

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VENE4ns_8o

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/04/a-matilda-in-caunter-clayton-shades-his.html

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=277129

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
In not too long I intend to start Tamiya's new tool Matilda. But masking over all those irregular surfaces for the camo makes me....well....irregular. But I know it can be done! Can some intrepid readers share with me some tips, videos, articles and words of encouragement that may make this happen? Thank you, and happy new year to all.