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so, it may seem crazy, but i was thinking of repainting my entire 3000 point tau army, changing it from primarily Dark Angels Green to Necron abyss, which will be much easier with the new spray gun. my other colors are boltgun metal on specific panels and such, and black on the various mechanical gubbuniz, and i was hoping to keep most of the boltgun metal areas the same, without having to repaint them. so, my question is this; what is the best way to cover certain parts of a model so as to preserve the color while the rest of the model is being spray-gunned.
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Not sure if this will work but here it is. In my painting class we used some stuff that came in a jar that you could paint over parts of your canvas then wait for it to dry. Then you could peel if off of the area you just painted it on to. It was clears and it would dry clear too. Sorry but I don't know the name of the product but I'm sure if you go to an art supply store and explain what i just told you they could help. One more thing, I have only tried this on paper and canvas never on models.
Perhaps Blu Tac would do the trick.It can be useful for making patterns on tanks ect. Im quite sure due to its malleable nature it should be useful for covering those metallic parts.
If you're really good with a knife, you could use what we here in Denmark call "Painter's tape". I'm not sure, but if I remember correctly, it's called masking tape in English.
It's a yellow-ish tape, that doesn't adhere very well to whatever it's stuck to, so you should be able to just peel it off, without damaging the paintworkunderneath.
But it requires you to be really good with the knife if you have many fine details.
My dad had a bottle of a purple liquid that he used to 'paint' onto clear plastic (like the canopies in planes) so that whilst painting the rest of the model, the claer stayed clear. Then after, you just pealed off the now rubbery purple product.
I don't know what it is called but I'll look it up.
[EDIT] Awww, I can't find it, it seems everyone else uses PVA glue.
Last edited by Jon Quixote; January 23rd, 2009 at 08:50.
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thanks for the replies everybody
i'm sure at least one of these ways will work, and i'll post back here with what i find
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