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Paper Masks Technique
Moselle, France
Joined: May 15, 2005
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 07:56 PM UTC

In this article, Warren Inman (warreni) explains to us how to do a complex camouflage pattern using self made paper masks. A very effective technique seeing the result on his 1:32 scale Ki-43!

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: September 28, 2007
KitMaker: 26 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 04:12 AM UTC
That's the technique that I used on my big airbrushed artwork.

One slight refinement I found useful concerns whether the edges of the mottle or camouflage were soft . If they are very soft, I cut the holes in the pattern smaller than actual size - this is because the further away you hold the mask, the more overspray you get, making blotches too big. The amount undersize depends on the hardness or softness of the edges - practice and experience soon tells you how much to reduce the cutouts in the masking.

Iain Wyllie