Masking Helmet Sections

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    Jedi-Bob's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Westchester County, NY

    Masking Helmet Sections

    What's the best method of masking the dome, mandibles, cheeks, etc, without pulling off paint?

  2. #2
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    St. Catharines, ON

    Re: Masking Helmet Sections

    I usually stick the tape to my arm/leg/face/shirt to take of a bit of stickiness. Otherwise, I seal the paint with acrylic.

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    Jango's kid's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2002
    SW Minnesota, very small town

    Re: Masking Helmet Sections

    Its a good idea to spray the area to be masked with a clear coat such as testors dull coat or semi gloss too.

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    Member Since
    Dec 2003

    Re: Masking Helmet Sections

    Assuming you haven't thought of it already, you should also use painter's tape.
    Its usually blue and looks just like masking tape. The adhesive is gentler, since
    its main purpose is for masking surfaces that are to be painted.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 2002

    Re: Masking Helmet Sections

    If you are using an airbrush you shouldn't have to mask it at all just card board pieces to block spray. To put on the stripes use a coat of semi gloss or dulcoate.


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