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01-23-2003, 10:06 PM
Anyone advise on the method for scribing panel lines and rivets on cloth covered plane fuses. Also how to get those lovely straight lines on FG cowls. Building a 26% Skybolt.
01-24-2003, 07:11 AM
I've tried several techniques, still looking for "the" one.
- frisket prior to last few coats of colour (must cut before removing frisket)
- scribe with #11 blade (careful not to dig too deep
One' I've thought of trying but haven't yet: Tack glue thread along panel line and remove while paint is still tacky and paint solvent has softened glue... Not sure if it'll work... :?:
As for straight lines around curved surfaces, can't think of the name of it right now but, you know those drafting aids with the flexible wire embedded not a french curve but used similarly....
01-24-2003, 09:50 AM
I have read a couple of article just a short time ago in either RCM or MAN. I will try to find it and post it. If I remember correctly, they were applying pinstripping and then painting and then removing the pinstriping for panel lines.
01-24-2003, 10:13 AM
I believe that some articles refer to a "drafting" tape which came in narrower widths than typical atomotive pinstriping which I think only goes to 1/16". Any drafting supply shop should be able to supply you with this stuff. Lay it down over a base color, like silver if the real airplane was metal covered, spray your color coat and remove tape.
01-24-2003, 01:22 PM
I believe it is chart tape and may be a bit hard to come by at this time due to the use of the puter.
01-24-2003, 01:30 PM
Just found this on Sean McHale's site (strictlyscale.com)
01-24-2003, 05:47 PM
Thanks a lot Jim. This is exactly what I need. Some great ideas and a very good site for those interested in scale detail. I don't intend to go anywhere near as far as they have gone but I would like to add some detail to my Skybolt. Found some excellent shots at http://www.amalgam-online.de/skybolt/index.htm The detail on building the full size aircraft plus covering and wing stitching is just great. He burns the holes for stitching in the cloth with a small soldering iron! My color scheme and lots of panel line details can be seen at http://www.amalgam-online.de/skybolt/N3HW/index.htm. This is Hale Wallace's beauty. I won't be adding the canopy but will leave my model with the open cockpits and the front one covered as in the original. Thanks again.
I have some of that 1/16" Letraline tape that I used to try to use as trim tape. But the nitro always lifted it. However, it might work as trim tape for painting thin outlines if one seals it carefully. We'll see
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