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Masking material advice please

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I thought I'd have a go at making my own roundels to spray rather than use decals. I acquired a pack of Frisket film sheets, dug out a pair of compasses, a P-cutter and a ruler, reached into the depths of my memory to recall geometry principles. I also reached for the appropriate Tamiya acrylics, and off I went. All was well until I tried to lift the first element of the masks off to spray the next colour. The Frisket claimed to be "low-tack". I guess "low" is subjective, but these stuck fast, and when they did come off they left a sticky residue on the model.

I'd stored the pack of masking sheets flat in a drawer, I don't believe I subjected them to unusual coditions eg excessive heat.

So the question is: what product would you recommend? And the supplementary would be "Anyone (UK only to avoid excessive postage) got a use for a pack of 8 Frisket sheets with one part-used?" Tia for any advice. Here's the product I used.  https://www.everythingairbrush.com/masking-mats-knives/frisket-film/original-frisket-film-matt-sheet-15-in-x-10-in-380mm-x-250mm-pack-of-8.html#product_tabs_review_tabbed

 

PS: The model is a Fly Hurricane, and I've reverted to plan B - decals.

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Mike, I use Oramask 810 on my Silhouette cutter, can’t see why it wouldn’t work with what you are doing. I can send you a few samples if you like to try.

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Thanks Max.  I'm actually sorted now, as I put the same question on FB and got a couple of suggestions; I went with Artool Ultra Mask.  However, thanks for the thought.

 

 

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I don’t use frisked for masking, but I use vinyl from Maketar, or use Tamiya Masking sheets. I only use frisked for transferring the masks to the model. 

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Mike save the friskett, you’ll use it. I use it similar to 1to1Scale, transferring the mask to the model. Especially useful for exactly what you are doing, roundels! Friskett will ensure everything lines up correctly.

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