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BlakeKniffinWed Feb-22-17 04:19 PM
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#54692, "Painting Hull Stripe"


  

          

Anybody have any good tips on painting hull stripes? I've tried taping the model with all sorts of different tapes to try to avoid bleed. Any tricks?

  

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mauretania1906Wed Feb-22-17 06:03 PM
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#54693, "RE: Painting Hull Stripe"
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Just thinking aloud her, but what about and insanely thin brass wire - say like 30 gauge or some such?

  

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Art BraunschweigerWed Feb-22-17 07:04 PM
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#54694, "RE: Painting Hull Stripe"
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I used 1/4" automotive tape, which most people wouldn't think of for modeling. I chose it because it's easy to curve it to follow the sheer of the hull without kinking.

http://3mcollision.com/products/masking/fine-line-masking-tape/3m-vinyl-tape-471-plus-06405.html

But the kind of tape really isn't important, you could use almost any type. The key is to avoid overspray. If your line is bleeding, you may be applying too much. I appplied my sheer stripe in several applications, each time applying just enough paint to add a little more and then I let it dry for a day.

Art Braunschweiger
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singhnick348Mon Mar-06-17 07:50 PM
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#54742, "RE: Painting Hull Stripe"
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Art,
You would not recommend using the titanic hull stripe supplied in the kit?
Regards
Nick

  

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Art BraunschweigerMon Mar-06-17 08:11 PM
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#54743, "RE: Painting Hull Stripe"
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The sheer line supplied as a decal is fine, providing you apply it properly. Use MicroSol and MicroSet to ensure that it conforms properly to the rivets and and imperfections in the surface.

Art

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