Re: Detailing Tips?

Jose Valenciano (
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 13:38:04 +0800 (GMT+0800)

On Thu, 28 Dec 1995, Bill Ciciora wrote:

> Two questions for the members of the list:
> 1) How do you mask wheel covers when painting tires?

I usually airbrush the wheel covers, then hand-paint the tires.

By the way, does anyone have any info on the Germans using tire
colors besides black? Eduard's SSW DIII instructions say to paint
them pink. I've also come across an article that says that yellow was
used as well. Which planes used what colors? Any chance of Fok DVII's or
DrI's having weird tire colors as well?

> 2) What do you use to scratchbuild a coaming?
> I've tried masking tape, frisket paper, and just painting tires freehand
> with a brush. None have been satisfactory.
> I've tried wire insulation, but it's not flexible enough.

I've used 5 minute epoxy, looks good. Miliput would be an interesting
alternative as you can really sculpt the stuff like clay, although I
haven't really tried doing this yet.

> I work in 1/48, if that matters.
> Bill Ciciora
This helps, I hope



Joey Valenciano WW1 modeller, teacher, jazz musician, sitarist Metro-Manila, Philippines

"The more you know, the more you don't know."