Yesterday was warm – for Michigan – it hit 50 degrees. So I decoded to mask my fuselage and spray Design Master Gray on the bottom of the fuse. I used this color on my B-52 last year and it works well.
Previously, I had brushed on Future floor treatment on the raw tissue and then airbrushed some artist’s acrylic Titanium White thinned with water on the flying surfaces and fuselage. I could do that indoors, but needed it warmer outdoors to spray the stinky paint.
Today I jumped in and finalized the method of doing the rest of the markings. I discovered that my color break between gray and white was about 1/16″ too high. I decided to shift that line down by doing the red stripes in printed tissue. I already had decided to do the registration numbers in tissue and what better way to match the colors that to print all the red lines in addition to the lettering? I even thought of printing the gray where the letters overlapped the gray.
But I knew the tissue would probably not be opaque enough to cover the gray line. So I decided to airbrush the back of the tissue with more white after I printed it.
So here are the photos of the series (information in each caption).
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