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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges
A technique using a child´s white glue for hard edge masking.
The glue was applied using its own bottle fine tip.
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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on March 17, 2019
Now,after painting (diluted Tamiya XF-2) and de-masking:
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1)Dilute a bit the already low adhesion white glue,for easier after painting removal;
2)Do not put into recesses and crevices,for it becomes harder to remove without damaging the base layer;
3)Always use over a generous gloss coat on the base color.
Hope it is useful!
Editor said on March 17, 2019
That is really cool! Thanks for sharing the technique.
Glad to share.
Michael Gosse said on March 17, 2019
Thank you for that advice. How do you remove the white glue?
Blunt tip wooden stick.Parallel to the surface and with great care – as it begun to be lifted,you can use tweezers to pull everything off the surface.
Michael Gosse said on March 18, 2019
Thank you for your reply and advice.
Craig Abrahamson said on March 17, 2019
I’d used various techniques before, but never this one – good idea!
Rick Wilkes said on March 17, 2019
Wow. What an outstanding idea, thanks for sharing.
Trevor glover said on March 17, 2019
never heard of this one, thanks for posting, i will certainly try this one
Louis Gardner said on March 17, 2019
I agree with everyone above………….. what a novel idea. So simple !!!!! Thanks for sharing this thought with us. I’m anxious to give it a try.
David Mills said on March 17, 2019
Pedro L. Rocha said on March 17, 2019
Marcus, nunca vi ninguém usar cola branca dessa forma, vou experimentar num modelo velho para ganhar pulso 😉 obrigado!
Neat and simple. And still no one here seems to ever thought of using white glue this way (myself included). A big thank you for sharing!
Thank you all,my pleasure.
However,this technique will only work with low adhesion glue,and diluting it is also important.
Other common brands WILL NOT WORK.The adhesion is simply too strong,and whenn peeling it off it will remove all painting layers to the bare plastic.
Happy to be useful guys,all the best!
David A. Thomas said on March 18, 2019
What kind of paint are you working with? Acrylics?
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on March 18, 2019
Both Acrylics and Enamels David.
Casey Gray said on March 19, 2019
That’s pretty cool I’ve been thinking about doing a couple soviet P-40s in winter camo. this may be pretty helpful.
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