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Many thanks Bill...

September 4 2011 at 3:53 PM
Stan Traas  (no login)
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Response to A slightly different take

... I'm glad to have your input on doing this the other way around. Bruno's approach makes much sense if one is good at getting decent results with a brush, and yours makes just as much sense if one isn't so great at it. I'm thinking that masking the vertical surfaces only as you suggest shouldn't be too much of a pain. Obviously the bottom line is that all those tiny molded on bumps must be carefully painted with a detail brush.

When I'm done my current a/c model, I'm going to do the ancient and primitive Monogram 1/5??th scale Tirpitz for practice. And having wound up with some extra Tamiya deck tan in my airbrush while doing wood bits on a Fokker E-V, I did spray most of the toy Tirpitz' deck, and will thus try Bruno's method first. I think I'm going to get the Trumpeter 1/350th Zerstorer since it's on sale at Squadron, and will try your method on that. PoTAYto, poTAHto eh?... Indeed, different methods work for different builders, and both of you have greatly helped me to get my head around how to go about this painting process.

I very much appreciate your thoughts and sincere effort to help an uninitiated ship modeler. Thank you!



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