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Use Silly Putty™ or Clay for masking


This tip added to kgwings.com on July 23, 2009
Modeling Clay
Roll modeling clay or Silly Putty™ into long "ropes".
Masking with modeling clay
Paint a kit with the base color of the camouflage. Next use the "ropes" of clay or putty to mask the demarkation lines of the next color in your camouflage.
air brushing the first color
Spray the next layer of the camouflage. If you spray exactly perpendicular to the surface you can take advantage of the curved edge of the clay and produce a slight feathered edge.
I removed the clay mask to see how well it worked, then I repeated the process for the black layer of my camouflage.
Finished Revell T-80bv
Here's how it turned out. This technique works especially well on the uneven surfaces of armor and vehicles but it can also come in handy on curved surfaces of aircraft.


NOTE:  Some types of clay can leave residue on the paint so sometimes I apply a gloss coat before applying the clay.



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