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Author Topic: 1/1400 Enterprise D Paint Mask suggestions??  (Read 108 times)

Offline gal8150

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1/1400 Enterprise D Paint Mask suggestions??
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:43:28 pm »
Hi everyone,

So, I'm working on a 1/1400 Enterprise D and made the mistake of purchasing paint masks from ebay.  I'm not sure if they are aztek dummy or someone else.  They are incredibly difficult to work with - very heavy tact, incorrectly sized, no transfer tape, and leave a terrible residue.  Anyone else share this experience?  They are made on a brown heavy vinyl. 

Anyway, they're a wash.  Looking at the DLM masks now.  Anyone have any success with these?  If only Orbital Drydock had masks for the D, best quality masks I've used. :-(

Offline scottminium

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Re: 1/1400 Enterprise D Paint Mask suggestions??
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 09:58:21 am »
I used Aztek Dummy on a Miranda and loved them.  I don't have experience with any others out there.  A key to easy lift, at least with that thin vinyl, was to have them go down on a matte surface.  Primer, base/predominant color (matte), then masks.  I have had problem with residue if applied directly to plastic.
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