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Masking with Silly Putty

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By Cookie Sewell
Painting the wavy, multicolored camouflage schemes common on armored vehicles can be a pain, but I recently discovered an inexpensive, easy-to-use masking substance: Silly Putty. Silly Putty? Yep, same stuff we played with as kids, pulling images of the Sunday comics off the paper and stretching them into goofy faces. Turns out it can be an armor modeler's best friend, at least when painting time rolls around.

Silly Putty has a number of great advantages for masking armor models....
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5 stars
BOB WOOD from SOUTH DAKOTA said:
I will be useing this idea on aircraft. I also read some where that it works great on masking canopys. I am just getting back into modeling after 30 years and this a great source for ideas.
KEITH FLYNN said:
never thought about trying silly putty . i live in england can you tell
me what is the english version of silly putty. great magazine i have
been collecting it for about 18 years now . so you must be doing something right
5 stars
STEVEN KUBIK from MASSACHUSETTS said:
I've been using Silly Putty for years for masking, especially for the three tone camoflage. THe ony issue that I had with it was pressing too hard on PE - it would sometimes lift the PE off. Just don't press the putty down too hard on the etch and it works great.

Steve
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M EDWARDS from SOUTH CAROLINA said:
Im building Lindbergs Minesweeper in 1/125 scale (My Grandfather served on the Garland #238) an am using it to do the measure 32 camo scheme. Ive always tried the tape or hand-paint method before on my 1/350 collection and was not satisfied,...Had never thought of even trying this on ships, mostly seen it on aircraft,...but hey!! this works oh so good!

Great tip,..thank you much
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KEVIN WOOLRIDGE from MICHIGAN said:
great help,
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