Ray wrote:You work like a Veteran when you are definitely not
agreed...!!!!!!!!!!!!! well done Robert...well done !!!!!
Robert wrote:David wrote:Try using low tack tamiya masking tape and avoid thinning with white spirit for spraying
I used tamiya masking ....if not white spirit what shall I use pls
J.Fenech wrote:About the enamels/white spirit question - I mix both modelmaster and humbrol enamels with white spirit and I have found that the end finish is much much better than using cellulose as a thinning medium. One thing I have been doing is removing from the jar/tin that 'oily looking' medium first thing, leaving the color pigment that had settled on the bottom of the jar/tin. I remove most of this 'oily looking' medium, replacing it and thinning with white spirit followed a good mix/stir of the paint. The only problem with this mix is that unused paint may/may not last long but it seems not to be a set rule as I have used mixed paint that is over 1 year old and thrown away ones that where 1 month old mix! Use good quality white spirit. It might take slightly longer to dry than cellulose (personally found there is not that much difference in scale modelling, especially with matt paints) but paint sprays and settles much better than with cellulose.(managed to spray/mask a 1/48 spitfire in WWII temperate scheme in about a day, started early morning and finished in late evening) I use cellulose almost only for airbrush cleaning. Important - do not spray cellose thinned paint on white spirit thinned paint. All said, the choice of thinner to use is yours and you decide which one you prefer and feel comfortable to use.About the masking problem, if you removed the varnish with the masking tape it means that the varnish did not adhere to the undercolor. Maybe somebody who uses acrylics can help since I do not use them. I do encounter such problem, but not that common, mostly when tryimg to mask modelmaster/humbrol metallic colors and the varnish had a nasty habit of coming off with the masking tape no matter what. Luckily such problem I resolved when I started to use Alcad metallic colors. Another problem area where you might encounter trouble is when removing masking tape around canopy frames. If there is some build up of varnish in this area, paint/varnish might get peeled off when removing the tape. A solution to this problem is to use a new blade and just lightly go around the edge of the masking tape before removing the tape. Try as much as possible to avoid paint build up in this area.Hope that this has been helpful.
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