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When doing jets, I usually leave the all-moving tailplanes off for painting.  On an F-104 I masked the camouflage pattern, then painted the wrong way round - grey where the green was supposed to be and vice-versa.

 

"The person who never made a mistake never made anything." - I'd attribute that quote if I could remember who it was.

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"We all make mistakes" said the hedgehog climbing off the toilet brush. years ago i built an Academy blackhawk and trying to be clever, i used offcuts of tape to mask the large clear windscreen. 

 

Of course we all know where tape lays over the next piece there is a slight "thickening"

 

Any Hoo... as time went on and masking was completed, i went to trim the tape to the window frames using an extrempy sharp scalpel, mistook the "thickening" as said frame, removed tape and found that not only has i trimmed the tape half way down the actual windscreen, but i now had a lovely unmistakable cut mark right accross the windscreen. 

 

You are NOT alone!  

 

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"We all make mistakes" said the dalek climbing off the dustbin.

 

I built a Tamiya 1/48 scale Lancaster and bought a set of masks for the camouflage. Unfortunately, they were designed in such a way that you needed to paint the green before the brown and I did it the other way round... :doh: 

 

Anyone want some 1/48 Lancaster masks?!

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11 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

You mask off the clear parts and prime your Il-2 Shturmovik with white primer - before you remember to prime the clear parts with the cockpit color.

 

I don't know what primer you used but you could try removing it with Tamiya lacquer thinner. It's cool enough that it won't attack the plastic. After you removed most of the paint, use a polishing compound to remove the remaining residue. 

 

 

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