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"The Star of Africa" - Hans-Joachim Marseille's Do-335 A-2/Trop - Yellow 14

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What a great paintjob. The masking with kite-wire seems to worked out great. Do you have a closer pic so we can see the line between the sand and the blue? I'm just curious.

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Thanks again boys. I'll take a close up of the demark line to give you guys a better idea of the shading. 

It looks like a harder demark from a distance, but is decently feathered when seen up close.

 

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Here is where I'm up to at this point.....

I was not satisfied with the spacing of the spots on my test bed spot painting experiment, nor the overall shape of the spots. The test bed came out more like a Japanese "puzzle" looking camo vs the less jagged spots in the leapard spot camo.

 

I was happy however with the overall hand sprayed look of the spots, and the test confirmed to me that hand spraying was the way to go.

I figured out a way to rectify the spacing and shape all at once, albeit a bit unconventional.

 

I went to the local Hobby Lobby (US arts and craft  store) and picked up these:

 

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Round baseball, basketball and general office type stickers.

Ok, stick with me on this one......its gets a bit weird.

So, I figured that it would be way easier to figure out the spacing I wanted, and move these around VS having to just wing it.

I de-tact each sticker on my wrist before application and set about applying them in a random, but evenly spaced pattern.

Strangest looking camo EVER!

 

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Weird I know...........

The next step I took was to use a dark green colored pencil, fairly close to RLM 80 and very lightly traced each circle:

 

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The next step was to make randomly shaped camo spots (generally) inside the circles and then use a moistened cotton bud to remove the circle:

 

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As you can see, even with a good de-tack on the stickers, some still pulled up a tiny bit of paint here and there.

 

Fortunately, wherever I found a spot like that, with some judicious planning I just formed a spot right over the pulled up paint, after some 6000 grit polishing of the spot.

 

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Im much happier with the spacing and general shape of the spots. Should get working on the spots today.

 

Cheers!

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7 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Round baseball, basketball and general office type stickers.

Ok, stick with me on this one......its gets a bit weird.

 

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