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Part 2 (and should be the last part) of my Gunpla masking for dummies πŸ˜›

If you follow through my method of using scotch tape to mask your kit, you might notice sometime, certain parts might be hard to mask due to irregular shape or weird angle, etc. What I do is actually make use of blue tack πŸ™‚

Following steps is an example,

1) after masking, notice that it was not cut properly due to the deep and sharp corner.

2) take some blue tack, and paste it on the location u would like to mask.

3) Use a sharp object(In this case i use a penknife) to slowly spread out the blue tack over the area, take note not to cover the other part. Remove any excess blue tack if any.

4) completed! Ready to be painted πŸ˜€

5) After painting, remove the tapes as per normal, if u notice any blue tack still sticking on yur kit, juz take another bigger piece of blue tack to stick it off πŸ™‚

After painting. πŸ™‚

Hope this will help all model kit fan! Comments welcome!


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Not sure how actual masking is done, so I juz use which ever I think is good. So thought I should just share my lazy easy method πŸ™‚

1) check the piece that you want to mask

2) Take a piece of scotch tape and paste over the area you wan to paint.

3) use a toothpick to rub through the whole scotch tape, removing any airbubble

4) use a pen knife and cut at the area u want to paint, mainly along the panel lines.

5) After cutting, remove the cut portion

6) Finish off by pasting more tapes on the rest of the gunpla piece.

Now its ready to be painted πŸ˜€

7) Peel off all the tapes after the paint have dried.


Another Example.. the following piece have been masked

After spraying, Remove the scotch tapes… tada, nicely done πŸ˜€

This is just my way of doing it, maybe there are even easier way to do it. Do let me know πŸ™‚

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