RAN A-4G+ Skyhawk 2002

RAN A-4G+ Skyhawk 2002

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Masking with Vegemite!

A situation arose where I needed to mask areas of the forearm to spray dark grey. I thought about using Tamiya tape, but because of the complexity of the area I thought Vegemite may work as a more flexible masking agent in such an area.

 To do this I added a little water to make the Vegemite a little more fluid than it normally is, then painted it on by brush. Any areas that I accidentally touched with the Vegemite that I didn't want to be masked I removed with a wet brush. The whole process was remarkably easy to control. I have used Vegemite on many occasions before with good results.

With all the necessary areas masked I applied Blu-Tack to cover the rest of the shape.

 I then sprayed the dark grey Vallejo paint.

 Then removed the Blu-Tack.

Tomorrow I will wash off the Vegemite with warm water using a soft brush. Stay tuned!

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