Masking Camo Patterns.....

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  1. Maglar

    Maglar Active Member

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    Hey guys, was wondering about some possible suggestions for getting precise cut-outs for camo patterns. I'm currently working on the P40 tiger shark (RAF) and I have my thumb in my mouth on it. Ive done cut-outs before but they always come out like crap and dont resemble the box-art or whatnot..

    Any tips or suggestions would be most grateful..

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    You could always scan and bring the instructions up to scale of your model and then print it off and cut the camo out and use them as templates.

    Personally I either draw the camo on the model with a pencil and then follow the lines I've made with masking tape or blu tac.
     
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    Heinz has got the right answer there - you could also use Frisk film, which Lucky mentioned recently. Normally, I just do it free-hand, sometimes following a pencil line, sometimes 'by eye'.
     
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    I also do mostly freehand, following the patterns carefully....as Heinz says print it off cut it out and go for it.....but good idea to use a slightly thicker paper that will not flap too much but will bend to any curved surfaces and add strips of blu tack to raise it ever so slightly.
     
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