Dang. I still have to do the top of the saucer and the weirdo nacelle bases. I'll use your technique! Thanks.zenomorp said:One trick is after you remove the template from the sheet, apply it to your hand and then remove it and look at the adhesive backing. The oil from your hand will reduce the adhesive quality by half. The template will still stick to your model quite well, but will also totally reduce the risk of pulling up your base coat. That's what I did on my build and not ONE template pulled up my base coat. Just a suggestion that has always worked for me.
Hey!MidLifeinMI said:So Thrak (since I "stalked" you over here from CF :wave: ), did you apply your glosscoat first, or the flat? I'm just getting into planning on mine, so I'm looking to figure out what is more accurate. Are you ending up with two different finishes, or more than two?
(Cya in CFOT..... :thumbsup: )
Now I'm really confused. Exactly what are you supposed to spray over the templates - they are masks, right?PerfesserCoffee said:That may be part of the problem. That could have caused the edges of the templates to stick to the paint layers and peel them when you lifted them.
Lou Dalmaso said:let me step in here.
I think I know what the perfesser is referring to .
Yes, by all means spray paint over the templates. That's what they are for.
but sometimes, if you lay the paint on a little thick, and depending on the type of paint you use, you can build up paint on the templates that overlaps onto the surface of the hull and that can sometimes peel upwhen you remove the mask.
To minimize this, take a minute or two and "trace" the edge with an x-acto to break the paint between the two. (but don't cut too deep or you will gouge the paint you want to keep)
I hope this comes in handy, and welcome to the tribe!
Yes, both are life size models.Cougar184 said:is that a model house behind that too. had thr paint lifting problem myself and found if I put the template on my hand or jeans that it took care of it