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Offline GB

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Vinyl masks
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:57:55 AM »
We all know that the gold standard in markings is when they are painted on. As good as decals are these days, you just can't beat the mask 'n' spray like the real thing. I did this on my recent Roland C.II build using masking tape and a scalpel. In preperation for a Soviet Sopwith Snipe build in the near future, I decided to go 'high tech' this time and cut some masks from vinyl. With the hard work of the digital images complete, the cutting can now simply be done 'on demand'. As such, I'm offering this set out to members for NZ$10.00 plus shipping (around NZ$5.00 and via paypal only). Set includes:
4 x stars
2 x ace of spades
2 x arrows
1 x Nelly
Photos show the sheet with vinyl removed (Main sheet shows 2 sets) differently so you can paint the star first and then mask or vice versa etc. The choice is yours. You will also get a small piece of special clear tape to assist with the alignment of the 'Nelly' marking.









Vinyl colour will be subject to change but masks will be exactly the same.

I may be making other sets in the future so stay tuned....

Gary

Offline Gene K

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 09:48:00 AM »
With the hard work of the digital images complete, the cutting can now simply be done 'on demand'.

Very nice, Gary! Which cutter are you using?

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 10:36:19 AM »
Thanks Gene. Brother Scan n cut. The scanner isn't that great so it's not as simple as scanning the original decals unfortunately.

Gary

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 10:37:03 AM »
Now available, vinyl masks for the WNW Jeannin Stahltaube (1914). Consists of two types of national markings (with white outline and white square) for wings and tail along with 4 options for aircraft serial numbers.
Wings crosses x 8 (4 of each style)
Rudder crosses x 8 (4 of each style)
Serial numbers x 8 (2 of each type)
Transfer sheet x 1
NZ$15.00 plus shipping (via paypal)



Gary

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 01:41:53 PM »
Nice Gary. Although I don't need either one to date I will look forward to trying one of your Masks in the future when you hit a subject I intend to Model. I hope you do well with this venture!
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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 02:39:44 PM »
Thanks RAGIII. It's not my intention to make millions form this - just enough to cover costs etc. Just hope that it will help others out there with their modelling  ;D

I am open to suggestions....  ;)

Gary

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 03:49:55 PM »
GB ,nice.Shipping for Poland ?
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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »
GB ,nice.Shipping for Poland ?

Which set?

Gary

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 04:42:29 PM »
Gary,
 There is better masking material on the market that is semi-transparent and has a lot less tack than the material displayed in your image.
The company that produces said material goes by the name Artool and can be seen here @  https://www.graphicair.co.uk/product/artool-ultra-mask-roll-60cmx4-57m/
This is the masking film I use for cutting markings and rib tapes.  I can't recommend it highly enough.

Good luck!
von B  :)

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 07:17:34 PM »
Bob, I'm sure it's a good alternative but is a bit pricier than what I'm using now. I'd cetainly have to charge more to cover my costs and really want to make this a low cost option as the hobby is expensive enough as it is  :o
The good thing though is that it is very easy to reduce the adhesiveness buy placing it on your skin and removing it. But if the paint has been applied correctly and allowed to fully cure, then you shouldn't have an issue in my experience. However, as with any tape - inc low tack masking tape - I wouldn't apply it over the top of any decals!

Gary

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 09:46:00 PM »
Brother Scan n cut. The scanner isn't that great so it's not as simple as scanning the original decals unfortunately.

Thanks. I presently use a Silhouette Curio http://tinyurl.com/yaq8qcej -- highly recommended! The accompanying software's trace function, however, isn't that great, so I usually do a manual vector trace.

Regarding the masking material, I use Oramask 810 http://tinyurl.com/y8o4aflp in conjunction with "regular" transfer tape. Really amazing how these machines and the masking material can produce such fine detail.

Gene K


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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 10:32:52 PM »
Brother Scan n cut. The scanner isn't that great so it's not as simple as scanning the original decals unfortunately.

Thanks. I presently use a Silhouette Curio http://tinyurl.com/yaq8qcej -- highly recommended! The accompanying software's trace function, however, isn't that great, so I usually do a manual vector trace.

Regarding the masking material, I use Oramask 810 http://tinyurl.com/y8o4aflp in conjunction with "regular" transfer tape. Really amazing how these machines and the masking material can produce such fine detail.

Gene K

Hi Gene,
Yes, 810 is a good product and I've used it often, but I always go back to the Artool for some reason.

Mask on, my friends!

von B  ;)

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Re: Vinyl masks
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2018, 03:55:59 AM »
Yes, 810 is a good product and I've used it often, but I always go back to the Artool for some reason.

I ordered a roll of Artool Ultra -- thanks.

Gene K