First let me say I have not put together a model for nearly 50+ years - yes, I did not stutter !
I decided to do 3 F-4C Phantom (Monogram kits) jets to show off our new military paint line. I may have bitten off more than I can chew. The wings, cockpit and fuselage are built. Painted the cockpit and figures OK, also the wheels, struts and other small parts and rockets. Assembled the cockpit into fuselage. Cleaned up the seams. Now ready for painting.
The underside is straight forward - seems to be all a single color for the SEA schemes (2 different schemes I am doing). It is the wing tops and fuselage that is daunting. Masks were bought from Gator's Studio. This is where I am stuck ! Should I trace the masks on masking paper, cut them out and use them on the model ? Has anyone ever reused masks for multiple models ? I have 3 to do.
Any advice would help gang. I can tell you right now, none of these models are going to win prizes in any show, unless it is a show for 7 and under age group ! Just because I have a PhD does not mean I can model !
Martin Cohen, PhD
PS - Building a ship when I was 10 seems to have been a hell of a lot easier. I know it had less pieces (in 1955 !).