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  1. Hallo The easy way for spraying insignia with masks. I use actually Montex and New Ware masks. With the information from Tom from New Ware, I started my todays work with a transfer foil. What makes it different to my former procedure? The result is much more accurate, than any other method I used before! The mask with the outline of the insignia can not be distorted after application at the model. All the masks of the insignia itself are left at the basic sheet, at home. In the past time I often had a Balkenkreuz with an awry cross-piece, a roundel with was an ellipse, and so on! This is past! How to achieve this? Use a transparent foil with medium adhesive. Take a sheet of the foil and cut it 0,5 mm smaller each the maximum outline of the insignia. Put it on the masking foil. Take it oft with caution and slowly. The inner mask of the insignia will stay home and stick. If they come with you, so the adhesive of the foil is too strong. Change the foil, or put it on your hand several times to reduce the adhesive before applying it once more. If this is done place this mask & foil on your model in position. Positioning with the transparent foil is much easier, as before and you can make several tries without destorting the mask. In case of a German Balkenkreuz spray white. After that, when paint is dry, the next step is to take the inner masks all at once into position on the model. Here I use now Tamiya model band. Cut it in strips, again each side minus 0,5 mm. Two strips are required for a Balkenkreuz. Place it into position, in the white area. If it is in place, take a tweezers and loose the ends from mask, pull the band in a U-turn with a small radius back. The mask will not follow, because it is to stiff and cannot follow. Slowly and the Tamiya band is off. Than take off the masks of the black area and spray black. . The same you can do with code letters and so on. Aplication of transparent adhesive carrier foil on the masking foil! Hope it helps. Happy modelling
  2. Hello guys, While researching the markings for my RF-101 build, it looks to me that different-sized national insignia were used on the camouflaged RF-101 Voodoo. The decals provided with the KH kit are somewhat larger from what I see on the period photographs. My question is: what is the 'official' size of the 'ministars' used on USAF combat planes during this period? Thank you for your help. Cheers, Quang
  3. Instruction for spraying insignia and markings. Basic material in my case: Montex masks and Tamiya masking material. Model: The Tempest from SH in 32. Preparing the masks, so that you find later on the correct position again. Make the right and left side easy distinguishable. Positioning for marking I recommend spraying the individual markings before the camouflage. It is easier and avoids masking over too large areas. You save a lot of masking material! After the camouflage is done, you continue with roundels and flash. Red color is first done. The small masks can be easily positioned, big ones are too complicated for repositioning! In my case the ID strpes too. So you may avoid decals. No silvering at all. Weathering is also more easy! Happy modelling
  4. Hi all, I have a question concerning a project I am working on. I plan to build the Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair as a Royal Navy craft, and have been collecting items for a while. I have decided to paint as many markings as possible and to this end have purchased the "MonteX" super mask set # K32333. the masks and paint guide show standard (I believe) far east markings of a blue and white tail flash, and blue and white roundels on the fuselage. But the wing roundels are as follows: Outer ring of Blue then a red ring, and finally an inner spot of white. Is this correct? as I dont think I have ever noticed this arrangement before. Any help would gratefully received. Ian
  5. US Insignia 1947 to present. 1:48 Maketar These masks are for US Insignia post 1947. They are available in either vinyl or yellow Kabuki tape. The advantage with the tape ones is that they are lower tack and much easier to reposition if you get things wrong. They also seem to last a long time so will be suitable for multiple models. Vol I comprises 6 masks of each size 15", 20", 25", 30", 35", 40", 45", 50" and 55" Vol II comprises 6 masks of each size 14", 16", 33", 36" and 38" There are no instructions but then they are not really needed. Recommended for those who don't like decals, or if you want the true painted on look for your US models. VOL.I VOL.II Review sample courtesy of
  6. US Type One Insignia Super Scale International 1:48 New from Squadron Products in their Super Scale International range of decals is this sheet of National Insignia. These are the type used on USAAF aircraft between 1919 and 1942. Printed by Cartograph they are beautifully done. Quite glossy, and with minimal backing film they are bold, totally in register and very opaque. Each insignia is identified by its size being printed next to it and the instruction sheet shows which size went on a selection of aircraft and where they are positioned. There are forty one individual decals and represent insignia ranging from 25” all the way up to 50”. Conclusion This is a lovely sheet of decals, beautifully printed and well presented. If you need, or indeed want to produce an early USAAF aircraft and you can’t find the correct size of insignia then this is the sheet for you. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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