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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 09:28:38 PM »
Can you post any image,just for example?

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 10:08:40 PM »
Can anyone say me something about gunsight i drybrush?I don't know nothing... :-roll

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 10:51:49 PM »
What you would like to know?

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2011, 11:02:37 PM »
Well,Dragan told me to use or do drybrush and gunsight in cockpit...I don't know how to do that and what i must use?

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 06:49:22 PM »

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011, 07:35:59 AM »
You should simply to say what you want to do :)

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2011, 07:55:04 AM »
Well,i didn't know what i want...Becouse i didn't know anything about that technique... :-flo

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2011, 08:09:00 AM »
I use dry brush for external painting but also for details. Corsair cockpit was made in this way, see our Group Build

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2011, 08:18:16 AM »
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2011, 07:00:41 AM »
I was painting the Corsair from our Group Build and decided to do this "how-to" for painting glossy finishes.

 Many years ago I painted by putting my subject on a stand, placing it on a table or holding it, and spraying away. Sometimes I'd get little bits of dust in the finish unless I was extremely careful and clean. A neighbor was visiting one day when I was preparing to paint a 1/24th scale auto body and he invited me to his hangar. Inside was a full-scale Piper Cub hanging upside down from the roof of his hangar. :-eek He explained that he painted everything upside down so no dirt ever got into his paint. He used gravity to help him keep his surfaces clean. :-tri It's quite a feat to flip over a 1/1 scale airplane but the results were worth it--several paint jobs he applied won awards at aircraft shows, including a Best Of Show at Oshkosh one year. Ever since that day I paint "upside-down". I just make a stand out of safety wire that will hold the model. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.
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I also hang the finished product upside down until the paint has cured a bit. I'd rather have any dust settle on the underside during the curing process.
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And the finished product:
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2011, 02:44:04 PM »
Great! :-clap :-clap

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2011, 07:02:24 AM »
Here's another additional painting tip. Painting tires and wheels can be somewhat tedious at times. Using a circle template is a handy (lazy, too!) way to paint wheels.
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I simply paint the tire black and then find the correct diameter opening on the template sheet. Then I mask the area around the needed hole to keep from overspray. Next offer the tire/wheel up to the opening, center it carefully, and airbrush the wheel the desired color.
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Here are the four wheels for the F-106 project I've been working on.
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2011, 09:33:46 AM »
Wouldn't it be even better if you'd cut the mask using the template, stick it to the wheel and then paint. Of course that way you'd have to work invrsely - first paint the hub and then the tyre?

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2011, 10:37:34 AM »
Thanks Scott! :-flo

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2011, 04:02:17 PM »
Wouldn't it be even better if you'd cut the mask using the template, stick it to the wheel and then paint. Of course that way you'd have to work invrsely - first paint the hub and then the tyre?

Yes, Profa, you're correct--the inverse method works better on some wheel/tire moldings. Especially if the rims are recessed or the tire has a rounded shape to the sidewall. In those instances I usually use BareMetal foil or its equivalent to mask the painted rim, then paint the tire.
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