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  1. View File Camouflage and insignia masks for Mk IX Spitfire These masks were drawn from the Tamiya instructions for their Mk IX Spitfire but are probably useable on many types as a generic scheme. Please note, I drew these for my own use, they are not perfect and not professionally produced so will probably need "tweaking" if you decide to use them. The screenshots show location of the camouflage sections, it presumes that a base coat of Ocean Grey has been applied so these allow for Dark Green only. UPDATE 26/3/21 I've amended the file for the fus
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  2. Now, I know the Beaufighter is a classic but just imagine for one moment if BOAC decided to use this amazing aircraft on it's wartime passenger runs instead of the Mosquito? It might look something like this: All the lettering is done with masks cut on the Silhouette, apart from the BOAC stuff on the tail which was just too small in this scale (Tamiya 1/48 kit) which was printed as a decal...crap too it is...never mind, I't all a learning curve. Internally I made a new floor, with 3 passenger seats as well a
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  3. Funnily enough I haven't built that many WW2 RAF fighters in standard camouflage, and those few I have "free-handed" with the airbrush. But with the sublime Tamiya Spitfire kit I decided to explore making camouflage masks. I scanned the colour A3 sheet provided with the kit then imported the image onto the Silhouette screen, starting with the wings: I measured the distance from leading to trailing edge on the kit where the wing walk stripe goes, then scaled the image onscreen to match that distance (just draw a straight line the measured distance, rotate a
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  4. Final stages, whole roundels put back in place then red centre removed, replaced and blue outer done: The transfer piece here is sold for Cricut machines - low tack, completely clear (which is a distinct advantage) and with the grid on it which helps: and before very long at all:
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  5. Thank you Mark, I'm happy that it's coming along quite well. ๐Ÿ˜ I've started on the fuselage roundels: firstly the "empty" mask was put in place: and the white base collar sprayed: This was quickly followed by the yellow outer area: Tomorrow I'll put the whole roundel back in place then firstly "weed out" the red inner circle, leaving everything else as is. When that's dry, the red centre mask goes back in (easy to get this correctly centred) and the blue outer weeded out and the area sprayed. When all the mas
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  6. I download it i was mean the wings sorry ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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  7. Thanks guys! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope can contribute soon. Read you!
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  8. Hello everyone! Writing from Czech Republic. I'm a plane modeller for a long time who is now starting to get interested on doing masks for my own use. Will be getting a Portrait machine soon and I found this great forum. Hoping I can learn from you, and contribute to the general knowledge as much as I can. Cheers,
    1 point
  9. I see a Mk. IX build in my future, and these will definitely help! Cheers, Tom
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  10. Thank you for accepting me. My name is Pascal, I live in Houthalen (near Hasselt). I bought a Silhouette a few years ago, but haven't figured out how to get the thing to work. The last few years I've been busy modifying and detailing 1/18 scale cars, mostly Porsches and Ferraris. I've started my first 1/32 scale aircraft builds, - P-51B, F-15A and F-15B - but they have been put on hold because the decals are not or no longer available. Want to finish the P-51 in the red Paul Mantz livery, both F-15's in a NASA livery. Sincerely
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  11. Like that very much Steve, especially the finish youโ€™ve achieved. Brilliant! Max
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  12. That is superb, Steve! Thanks for posting it. Kev
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  13. Nice work and a good step-by-step explanation of the process. Cheers Mozart!
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  14. Youโ€™re welcome Tom, hope the masks are of use.
    1 point
  15. View File Werner Voss - Corrected Cowl Face Werner Voss - Corrected Cowl Face, suitable and fitted for the new Meng DR.1 / F.1 kit. The pic is already in Studio.3 file format, and can have the individual eye/brow/mustache features separated for better fit. Submitter Out2gtcha Submitted 02/17/2021 Category Specific Aircraft  
    1 point
  16. Max, Thank you so much for posting this! The camo outlines are great, and the insignia is a great addition! Cheers, Tom
    1 point
  17. thanks for the info Wil try on a test model before i go for the real model Mark
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  18. Mark, not dumb questions at all. The best material for masking is low-tack vinyl, Oramask 810 is very popular but Artool make similar products. Leaving masks on? I can only speak from my own experience using MRP lacquer-based paints as my standard paint. I get my masks off as soon as the paint is dry (typically 15 minutes with Oramask) but I have also left them on for a couple of days on occasions with no problems. Hope this helps but ask more if you need. Max
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  19. Nice work you have done Mark
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  20. I saw something pop up this afternoon that said Cricut has relented for existing customers, or something like that. But I got the idea that new customers will be limited to 20 projects per month or have to subscribe.
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  21. Well, one thing that pointed me toward a Cameo was the fact that the Cricut software is online only. I didn't test the software but I have the impression that project storage is online also. On Cricut's servers? It sounds like they are going to limit storage space to 20 projects per month for those folks who do not subscribe.
    1 point
  22. Hi everyone, I've just done a quick spring-clean of the General Discussion area, as I realised that there were a few posts here that really belonged elsewhere in the forums. To that end, I've moved a few out of here to the areas they more appropriately belong. If possible, I'd like to reserve the General Discussion area for off-topic posts and threads, that don't otherwise relate to the core business of the site. And on that note, if you feel you'd like to make a post relating to scale model paint masks, but can't see anywhere else but General Discussion to put it, let
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  23. View File German Maltese Crosses (1917) Here are German WW1 Maltese Crosses, sized for the 1/72 Fokker Triplane. Three sizes: Large(14mm) , for the top wing, Medium(12mm) for the bottom wing, and small (8mm) for the fuselage sides and rudder. I grouped them with an outline box to make them easier to remove from the sheet. If you want them a different size, ungroup a cross, then resize the image to the desired size, then draw a new box around it. If you want to make a matching mask for a white outline, just cut with a an appr
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  24. View File Blockschrift fur Flugzeuge Common WW2 German aircraft code font. Some differences might occur, aircraft specific... The larger and smaller letters/numbers are correct size-wise for doing later codes, i.e, those with smaller unit codes and then the Staffel/aircraft code. So selecting both and resizing to fit your specific aircraft should do the job Submitter IainM Submitted 02/15/2021 Category Luftwaffe - WW2
    1 point
  25. Phantom II F-4s VF-161 lo-viz View File Hello, my first contribution. Best Regards Michel Submitter Gruson Michel Submitted 02/03/2021 Category Specific Aircraft  
    1 point
  26. Version 1.0.0

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    hope this is useful instead of stencil made from oromask might be better on card stock so that you can soften the edges
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  27. My recently completed 1/48 Hasegawa Typhone Mk Ib with Montex Masks. Only decal was the pilots kill board. First time using masks successfully. The issue I see for me it transferring and getting the right things to stick. Did a little test before with Stars/Bars and that was entertaining. Maybe I'll just stick to Japanese aircraft! ๐Ÿคฃ
    1 point
  28. KH North American T-6 1/32 scale finished as Harvard III. All markings, canopy masks and walkways via Silhouette Cameo 2 + Designer edition software. The (inner) middle canopy section was also cut with the cameo from ten thou plastic card. Max
    1 point
  29. Hallo to all! Here one of my last work.... canopy/wheels masks and numbers realized by Silhoutte Portrait. Hope you enjoy... ciao! Valerio. MB.326-115 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-116 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326-130 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-7 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-4 by Valerio, su Flickr MB.326 end-20 by Valerio, su Flickr 11998908_442586189260246_7379382820028146589_n by Valerio, su Flickr
    1 point
  30. To apply the Alclad metallic finish I preferred to spray a black primer on the model... so I already had a base black coat for the numbers... this is the main reason. Of secondary importance, I always choice, when I can, to apply the smallest possibile number of masks over Alclad lacquer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Moreover, the shape and dimension of the MB.326 nose are very small... to align the numbers correctly, IMHO, is better to use the reverse mask method.
    1 point
  31. Hello, Here the Tarangus 1/72 SAAB JA37 Viggen, using my paint-masks. I used a Silhouette Portrait for the canopy, wheels and landing gear wheels. The splinter cammo was made using Maestro Models masking set. Painted using MRP paints.
    1 point
  32. ICM's excellent 1/32 scale Gladiator I shown in 56 squadron colours. K8000 was definitely a 56 Squadron aeroplane, whether it had the famous red and white chequers has yet to be proven! All markings including the firebird on the tail fin designed and cut using the Cameo. The firebird was the limit of the cameo's capabilities I think and was tidied up afterwards with a fine brush.
    1 point
  33. This is the last model I "completed" and is a what-if scheme I came up with. Scale is 1/32nd. All the markings save the actual camouflage itself and the JG 27 badge were done on the Silhouette cutter. This also includes the very small and intricate crossed swords and leave 200 kills badge. Some of the masks made for this (upper and lower crosses, fuselage hakenkreuz ect) have been uploaded here for anyone to use: I also have an actual
    1 point

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