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 Post subject: Brushing & Masking
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 12:26 pm 
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What do people nowadays do to mask off areas when painting with brushes? When I was last active in this hobby, in the early 2000's, I just used Scotch tape, and it worked out fine. With modern paints, though (which I've noticed are much thinner than the ones I used back in the day-- presumably to facilitate airbrushing), the tape just rips previous paint applications right off, seemingly no matter what I do. What's a modern solution to this problem that's compatible with brushed paints, whether acrylic or enamel? (I use both types fairly indiscriminately, which again never gave me trouble 20 years ago.)


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 Post subject: Re: Brushing & Masking
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:07 pm 
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It sounds like you could use a primer before painting. Alternatively, I've done all right be de-tacking the scotch tape before applying it onto the paint so that it's less sticky. You can also get purpose-made masking tape from the hobby companies like Tamiya.

(to be honest, I get lazy and stick to freehanding the vertical surfaces with the brush tip just barely touching the deck, and then touching up any messes)

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 Post subject: Re: Brushing & Masking
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:24 pm 
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Timmy C wrote:
(to be honest, I get lazy and stick to freehanding the vertical surfaces with the brush tip just barely touching the deck, and then touching up any messes)

That's what I do, too, if we're talking about various fittings projecting from decks, or about places where deck meets bulkhead at a right-ish angle. I'm sure somebody has the patience to mask around every frigging greeble on a ship's deck, but that somebody sure isn't me. I build full-hull models, though, so I need a nice, clean, straight division between the anti-fouling paint below the waterline and the normally visible colors above. I'll give de-tacking a try first, and add a jar of primer to my next hobby shop order. Thanks.


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