New Tamiya masking tape and a masking tutorial.


Veyron
03-22-2003, 09:25 AM
I'm using Tamiya's new 40mm wide masking tape to mask the window trim of this Revell Civic. As you can see this width tape works nicely for this job, one strip covers the whole area.:)
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape1.JPG

After pressing the tape into the grooves around the windows and firmly up against the lower raised window trim, I trimmed around the area with an Exacto knife.
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape2.JPG

I did the same for all windows and used the scrap trimmings to mask the rest of the car in conjunction with more unused tape.
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape3.JPG

In this step I have air brushed black acrylic paint onto the exposed window trim areas. As a rule I use acrylic paints for window trim if the body has been painted with an oil based paint, and oil based enamel if it had been painted with an acrylic paint. This makes cleaning up edges easier because the paints are less likely to melt into each other.
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape4.JPG

After I removed the tape some of the edges appeared a little uneven. Using a toothpick, I scraped around the jagged edges of the black paint to even it out, this doesn't hurt the orange paint on the body. Some very minor touch up with a brush fixed the trim to look satisfactory.
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape5.JPG

Here is the completed trim work, I chose to leave the trim around the sun roof orange as I didn't want a big black square on the roof. This was accomplished in about 40 minutes. Next step is to accent the panel lines.
http://www.infinite1der.org/~dino/civictape6.JPG

Vric
03-22-2003, 09:29 AM
40mm ??? never see this by tamiya !

djmr2
03-22-2003, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Vric
40mm ??? never see this by tamiya !

you have not been paying attention!

great job veyron, it would be better if u could use AF's server for pictures though.. they took forever to load and they'll probably disappear sooner or later rendering the thread useless :)

Marco_Wrc
03-22-2003, 09:56 AM
Thanks Veyron, this is very useful.

just curious: what sort of an airbrush do you use? (brand, type)

Ghost_9418
03-22-2003, 10:01 AM
Thanks. This should be usefull:) btw I like color on the civic.:)

Vric
03-22-2003, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by djmr2


you have not been paying attention!

great job veyron, it would be better if u could use AF's server for pictures though.. they took forever to load and they'll probably disappear sooner or later rendering the thread useless :)

I know he sayd "NEW", but still never see this

Veyron
03-22-2003, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Marco_Wrc
Thanks Veyron, this is very useful.

just curious: what sort of an airbrush do you use? (brand, type)

I use a Badger Crescendo which is a dual action, much like the Paache dual action.:)

Vyacheslav
03-22-2003, 10:05 AM
this civic looks fricking PHAT!

flyonthewall
03-22-2003, 10:16 AM
I have some of this tape in my HS order, i was really pleased Tamiya released it, i ordered some straight away for this very purpose.

Great tutorial, this is exactly how i do mine;)

TheSyndicate
03-22-2003, 11:03 AM
Very clean. Although you seem to have forgot to mask off the border of the sunroof.

djmr2
03-22-2003, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by TheSyndicate
Very clean. Although you seem to have forgot to mask off the border of the sunroof.

he said he didn't want to do it.

Deejay27
04-04-2003, 01:55 AM
Can I ask where you purchased the masking tape? Would I be able to order it online? Thanks.

Vyacheslav
04-04-2003, 02:08 AM
www.hlj.com

a goood place to order something!

Veyron
04-04-2003, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by Deejay27
Can I ask where you purchased the masking tape? Would I be able to order it online? Thanks.

My local hobby shop got some of the new tape in last week so you might try yours, or www.hlj.com

RallyRaider
04-04-2003, 08:25 AM
Nice demonstration Veyron.

Is this new 40mm tape the same material as the narrower widths from Tamiya, or is it more like packing tape?

Veyron
04-04-2003, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by RallyRaider
Nice demonstration Veyron.

Is this new 40mm tape the same material as the narrower widths from Tamiya, or is it more like packing tape?

Thanks! It's more like the masking material provided in Tamiya kits for window masking.:)

RallyRaider
04-04-2003, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Veyron


Thanks! It's more like the masking material provided in Tamiya kits for window masking.:)

Thanks for the lowdown, will have to get some in my next order from HLJ/R10.

nervestrikes
04-04-2003, 09:19 AM
Great color on your civic. I must get some Tamiya masking tape cause I thought that the paint would bleed through like the masking tape I used from 3m so I stopped using it. Thanks for the information.

primera man
06-09-2003, 05:30 PM
I'll add it to the Tutorial & "How-to" Depository
Nice stuff. :bigthumb:

chipanggo
06-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Nice info. Thanks.

lumpulus
06-10-2003, 07:04 AM
Veyron,

Where did you get that green mat on you work surface?

Right now I have a piece of glass painted white, but I like the markings on that mat. :bigthumb:

Got another second with the Dino 246 GTS at the Downeastcon in Maine last w/e, and a 2nd with the CLK-GTR. :biggrin2:

AE86er
06-30-2003, 12:42 AM
this 40mm tape appears to be made by NICHIBAN.

i am an intern architect that builds models all day everyday, and can convey that the professional guys all swear by the NICHIBAN tape. apparently, it is super thin.

it is highly sought after, since there is no US distribution. however, if you want the same stuff, perhaps there are online outlets with the NICHIBAN tapes - you can get it in larger quantities too.

thanks for the tips!

DavidEckhoff
11-20-2003, 12:29 PM
I would be ok for designs also I guess.

scaleracecars
11-20-2003, 05:50 PM
Can I ask where you purchased the masking tape? Would I be able to order it online? Thanks.
I carry the Tamiya tapes in all sizes including the 40 MM. I am in Ohio for those who are lookign in the USA>
David
Scale Race Cars (http://www.scaleracecars.com)

asaenz
11-20-2003, 06:41 PM
Thank You Thank You Thank You

slk
04-02-2004, 10:52 AM
very nice :smokin:

Flea
04-02-2004, 02:26 PM
hehe i will stick with mine that is 24 inches wide ... just cut to size .. ;)

sometimes dealing with vinyl graphics has advantages.

mike@af
04-02-2004, 04:07 PM
Nice Tut!

Merkava
04-02-2004, 04:23 PM
Great tutorial, Veyron! That will be useful for us all.
BTW I like the color of your Civic. :smile:

MidMazar
01-20-2010, 10:36 PM
I love newbs!

I remember this tutorial like it was yesterday, when the tamiya tape was a new release. :lol:

klutz_100
01-21-2010, 07:13 AM
I've heard of the 7-year itch but this 7-year bump has to be a record! :D

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-21-2010, 09:59 AM
Hey, as long as this is bumped...there's a new product in the US that's essentially the same as Tamiya tape, but available in "household" widths that standard household masking tape comes in. It's so nice to be able to be wasteful with a product this good :sunglasse

It is called Shurtape Gold.

Here's the thread (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t942145.html)

Didymus
01-22-2010, 05:18 PM
Nice tutorial, thanks! I'm a huge Tamiya fan, but I like 3M Scotch "Delicate Surface" masking tape. Just like the Tamiya, it makes a nice, clean line and doesn't bleed if you burnish the edges.

And it's a LOT cheaper.

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