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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov 2016 10:34 am 
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Thanks peebeep

advice to use cocktail sticks to remove paint from canopies where it is unwanted works great!
lightl scoring between the framework and the paint to be removed prevented unintentional removal of correctly applied paint


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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov 2016 16:45 pm 
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The scoring idea is brilliant. Of course...why didn't I think of it?

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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov 2016 18:09 pm 
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Never thought of scoring but of course! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov 2016 19:37 pm 
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You mean scoring with a No 11 blade?

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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2016 23:33 pm 
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I think he means with a toothpick/cocktail stick. This works well with arcylics, enamels, not so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2016 14:59 pm 
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"Scoring" in this instance means running a scribing tool (of some kind) along the line dividing the painted frame from the clear area. You would do this only in certain cases, as needed. Even if you do this, painting canopies with brush remains difficult.

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 Post subject: Re: Canopy framing
PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov 2016 10:17 am 
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Wow... so many ways to skin the same cat...I'm in the Tamyia Tape camp...fiddly but generally consistent results. I use the small strip method because my blade skills are so shonky .I haven't used kleer but I do spray all my transparencies with Tamyia Clear while they are still on the sprues... I also apply a coat of clear after I've masked and before I've applied paint, this seems to prevent any paint seeping under the tape and gives nice sharp lines when the tape is removed. I do the same thing when masking the fuselage and wings as well. Tamyia Clear spray is expensive like the tapes, but they are both quality products.
In the end I guess it all comes down to what works best for you... :cheers:

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