Saturday, July 9, 2011

Semroc IRIS Build Part 6 Paint Plan

Looking ahead, this is going to be a tricky mask.
The IRIS picture is from the website

I've decided to take the easy way out to get the split between the black and white sections of the main body.
Sure, I could mask it and cross my fingers, but this method will give you a very clean separation in half the masking time.

After an overall spray of white, the body tube will be masked, vertically "split" into quarters and sprayed for the black. The tape won't stop at the center point of the body tube, but go from top to bottom making four long alternating white and black stripes. It will look like a long white stripe, then a black stripe, another white and another black.

After everything is dry, the tube will be cut in half at the mid point. The two halves will be joined (dry, no glue yet) with a coupler. The upper half will get 1/4 turn giving the alternating white/black scheme. After making sure the match is good, the tubes will be glued together with the coupler.

If the tube cut is clean and the joint is square, this will give the body tube mask shown in the picture. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Why can't I ever think of things like that? Oh yeah...

    Anyway, good luck with this experiment.