How do you mask a ring in the middle of a nose cone?
April 8 2012 at 6:10 PM
Al Zaro (Login zaro12) HyperScale Forums from IP address 126.96.36.199
I'm building a Seafire 15, which has a white ring running around the centre of a black nose cone. A few years back I remember seeing an article on how to mask a ring on a nose cone, but I can't find it online now. From memory it showed how to cut the correct shaped mask.
Can anyone either point me to this article or give me some tips on how to mask a line around cone. The catch is it's a line about 1mm in diameter. The model is 1/72 scale.
Just to be sure you get the tape in the right place and straight, paint the spinner flat white and use a circle template choosing the opening that will fit where the line is supposed to be. Make sure the template is properly aligned and then trace a light pencil like where you want the tape. Now you have a guide for placing the tape.
Often mentioned faucet washers work particuarly for bomb stripes or WWII nose cones....
April 8 2012, 7:53 PM
I generally mask to paint the larger end moving upwards progressively once dried. I use using Tamiya 1/8 wide tape since it's very flexible and friendly to concave masking such as jet noses. I always do this way..like for F-4E USAF noses,,,but it takes a bit of an artists eye that allows you to do this method while still being accurate.
... add a shift to the prop if it doesn't already have one. Depnding on the spinner you may not need the prop at all. Chuck it in a Dremel and get is spinning square. At a slow speed touch a fine point brush with a decent load of paint tot he spinner. With a steady hand it works great.
With a conical cone, a flat piece of tape will sit perfectly on it. All you need is to make a circular cut of the right radius.
But you have a compound curve and no piece of flat tape will conform perfectly. I haven't done this, but I would try cutting a hole in thin plastic sheeting, poking the spinner through it and using it as the mask. Repeat with a larger one to make the ring.
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