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 Masking – A Brief Discussion

Masking can be one of the most tricky parts of the painting process – especially in this scale.  There are a number of recommendations for the mask itself.  Traditional “white” masking is still around although it tends to be overly sticky and, with many customizers, it has damaged the under-paint.  More hobbyists are opting for the “blue” paint masking as there preferred product.  The dominant manufacturer is 3M.  They have designed it to seal in the edges while affixing it with a special “less tacky” glue.  It was originally designed to be used for general house painting but works very well with the hobby painter.  It is easy to cut and, with care, flames and other designs can be used a number of times without destruction.   (more…)