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    Default PAINT: Technique Taping Curves??

    Any suggestions on laying a nice - steady - curve with tape? I'm doing a three tone (Silver, Yellow and Black) scheme...with Yellow onto of the silver.

    Using the 3M Plastic 1/4" tape helps, but it's tough to not get straight sections or points. The only thought I have is getting the 'swoosh' badge from the factory/Mitch to act as a guide for the curves.

    Then obvious next question is getting tips on duplicating the curve on the other side... which doesn't have the door or the baggage for reference points.

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    Default Re: PAINT: Technique Taping Curves??

    I'm just about at the same stage of painting and wanting the curve scheme also.I have in the past used an overhead projector to mark schemes on helicopters and made up a transparency with the aircraft outline and scheme on it then beamed it on to the side of the aeroplane.Once you have done this you can take a China graph marking pencil and mark the lines on to your machine.Once you have this simply mask up these marks with fine line tape.You will have to move the projector away or towards the aircraft to get the projected lines where you want them.
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    Default Re: PAINT: Technique Taping Curves??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Edwards View Post
    I have in the past used an overhead projector to mark schemes on helicopters and made up a transparency with the aircraft outline and scheme on it then beamed it on to the side of the aeroplane.Once you have done this you can take a China graph marking pencil and mark the lines on to your machine.Once you have this simply mask up these marks with fine line tape.You will have to move the projector away or towards the aircraft to get the projected lines where you want them.
    Thanks! I'll keep that tip in mind.

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    Default Re: PAINT: Technique Taping Curves??

    Just another suggestion, You will get a much better curved line if you use 1/2-3/4" blue or green fine line tape when doing a long gradual curve like the CC design. The wider tape maintains a more consistent edge in the curved line versus using 1/4" tape which will give you lots of variations.
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    Default Re: PAINT: Technique Taping Curves??

    I have a template if anybody wants it, however I would want it back. If you're going to paint it the traditional cubcrafters scheme.
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