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Razzle Dazzle' em
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 - 03:08 PM UTC


This article is based on the recent build of the Revell Sopwith Camel in 1:72 by Nigel Julian (Lampie). In it he will explain how he went about masking and spraying a complex Anti Dazzle Scheme.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 - 05:18 PM UTC
Nigel Very impressive. Thanks for taking the time (which can amount to many hours of compiling) to write this down. I am itching as it were to do one in 1/48...Again nicely done, impressive build!
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2006 - 11:54 PM UTC
Nigel, great write up for a great looking model.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 12:49 AM UTC
As an alternative to cutting your fingers I recommend Aizu Micron masking tape. Similar to Tamiya's kabuki tape it comes in various narrow widths from 0.4 mm to 2,5 mm. It can also be easily bent around curves and so is useful for the smooth curves of camouflage. About 1 ($1.60) for a 5m roll. You can get from Hoobylink Japan.

http://www.hlj.com/

Just search for masking tape - should bring back something like this

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist.cgi

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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 05:52 AM UTC
Nigel, again, great job and thanks for the article ...
John
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 05:18 PM UTC
Hello Nigel:

Razzle Dazzle indeed. . . I really enjoyed reading your article on dealing
with all the masking aspect of painting your Camel. Well done, and
great pictures as well. The tip about the spray bottle of water on the paper
masks for the curved lines was a new one for me. Ah yes, there is always
something to learn from others.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 05:27 PM UTC
Nice one Nige. You make it sound so easy the way you have written this.
But you forgot to put in all the swearing, bad dreams involving masking tape, muttering "lines" every other word and the fact you have no hair left on the back of your hands :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 07:06 PM UTC
Great artical! Now that's something to be proud of !
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2006 - 11:15 PM UTC
Thanks everyone for the comments and a special "merci beaucoup" to Jean Luc for giving me the inspiration to build this and also for making a fabulous job of presenting the article.
It really was a lot of fun building this and the MoM win was the icing on the cake.
Im hoping to have both the Camel and its Harricature displayed together on the IPMS British Bulldogs stand at Scale Model World Telford next month.

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Nice one Nige. You make it sound so easy the way you have written this.
But you forgot to put in all the swearing, bad dreams involving masking tape, muttering "lines" every other word and the fact you have no hair left on the back of your hands .
Andy


Oops,,did I forget to write that chapter? :-)
Nige
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2006 - 06:40 PM UTC
Wow, now that took practice and patience!, Great model paint job