Masking Helmet SectionsSubscribe
  1. Jedi Bob's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    May 31, 2004, 1:23 PM - Masking Helmet Sections #1

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

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  3. Jango Fett Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    May 31, 2004, 1:51 PM - Re: Masking Helmet Sections #2

    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.

  4. Jangos kid's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2002
    May 31, 2004, 2:06 PM - Re: Masking Helmet Sections #3

    Its a good idea to spray the area to be masked with a clear coat such as testors dull coat or semi gloss too.
  5. Member Since
    Dec 2003
    May 31, 2004, 4:46 PM - Re: Masking Helmet Sections #4

    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.

  6. Rogue Studios is offline Rogue Studios
    May 31, 2004, 5:13 PM - Re: Masking Helmet Sections #5

    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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