Painting Prop Spinners

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    Anyone got any ideas for painting the bands on prop spinners ie P-51 Mustangs

    Are there any tips or techniques?

    Thanks Mike
     
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    This topic was discussed a few years ago somwhere in the forum. Try to fid it please.
     
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    thanks for the lead
    looks like there's no easy way around it :|
     
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    #4 Wurger, Sep 7, 2010
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    I see. The way of painting of these bands depends on how these strips are large and how many colours there were.
    One of the easiest ways is using of masks of course. You have to cut quite narrow strips of masking tape and wrap them around a spinner.Certainly the main colour should be applies on the spinner before that.
    Also, you can achieve a good effect using a brush and something that can make the spinner rotating quite slow.
    The next way you can use, is to make a few cardboard circles ( templates) with holes made centrally and put onto the spinner.The diameter of these holes is determined by edges of bands.
     
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    I have had good luck using permanent markers rather than a paint Brush. i have used these before to "paint" small/fine details much easier than trying to use a brush
     
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