Sunday, July 17, 2011

Semroc IRIS Build Part 16 Color Separations

You can see how the wrap strip overlapped itself and left a ridge.
It'll take some careful sanding and a little filling to make it less noticeable.

Now, on to the black / white body paint pattern.

This was first explained in post #6.
Instead of a difficult mask, I wanted to try something a little different.
The main body will be painted white, black, white, black all the way down it's length.
At the midway point, the tube will be cut in half.
Using the coupler made earlier, the upper and lower halves are joined.
The upper section will be turned 90 degrees.

If the masking was correct, you should have the desired paint pattern with very sharp color separations.
If this doesn't make sense yet, hang in there. It should be clear soon.

The body tube is divided into four EVEN sections. I used a four fin marking guide and extended the lines all the way up the body.
The guide was rotated 90 degrees and checked. The checked again and again!

To paint the color separations this way, the 1/4 divisions must be correct.

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