- Jan 18, 2012
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That airbrushed weathering came out well Dave. Not far to go now and Scat II will be alive.
\ said:....So I've used that as a reference and painted the missiles as shown. Ive added the black bands from an old decal sheet in my stash...../QUOTE]
I recently had to put a very narrow red band around an object about 2 cm in diameter. There was a decal but I thought it too delicate to succeed in getting it to lie accurately. So I stick some "Magic Tape" (like Sellotape) on to a plastic ruler, painted red enamel paint on it, let it dry, cut a very narrow band, pulled the band off and stuck on on the object. Then varnished. The sticking-on process was much easier to control than a long thin decal floating on water with a mind of its own.
What I like about this hobby is the opportunity to create ways of doing things.
Magic Tape is very thin, although about the same as Sellotape. Under an eyeglass it is possible to see its thickness which at 1/72 scale is oversized when compared to the (minute) thickness of two coats of paint in the original object. Looking at my model again (where the stripe is in an inconspicuous position) I agree that it might look too thick even to the naked eye in a conspicuous position and with the light in a certain direction. So perhaps not good for the upper side of a wing or fuselage, for example. As ever, experimentation is the answer.\ said:Isn't tape a bit too thick?.I wanted a painted on effect so went for decal.Easy to apply and can be moved into position.With tape I'd have to get it spot on first time.