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Matt Hawke
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Looking for a tip here... with the GalGathrong I would love to do a semi-custom paint job on everything BUT the cool/classic decal underneath.

In a similar situation, I'd like to adjust the color of most of the sutherland's base color to the gray tone I've used for my other ships but I think they did a pretty good job on the nacelles and the deflector.

Is there any good tip on how to either protect or paint such that if you make a mistake it isn't going to ruin everything?

Sometimes I wish life had a CTRL+Z
 
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Grogian K
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You could try masking those areas with liquid Frisket. It creates a layer of latex when it dries that you can peel/rub off. I haven't tried it, but have been meaning to grab some for a while.
 
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Brian Compton
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If you paint with acrylics, you can easily wipe off any overpaint with a wet cloth. My thought is that careful painting may require as much dexterity and time as masking what you want to leave untouched.
 
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John S.
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I would go with the liquid masking solution, although I'm not familiar with it by the brand name mentioned. You should be able to find it at any hobby store that sells model kits.
 
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Charles Silbernagel
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Silly putty is a good masking agent too.
 
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Obsidian3d wrote:
Silly putty is a good masking agent too.


This works quite well for decals.



Alternatively after you apply the paint if you have a white nylon brush it will be strong enough to wipe the paint off and clear the area.

Walmart and most places sell white nylon brushes for very cheap.

The model details of this game are pretty shallow so remember to water down your paints a bit which will also make bringing back the decal that much easier.




To be honest the easiest way to not have to do any of this is to get a fine detail brush and carefully paint around it instead.
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