Painting small fiddly things

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  1. Dr Tony

    Dr Tony Full Member

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    I recently had the revelation (at least to me) for an easy way to hold little things for painting. And it works well for multiple things too.
    Rather than covering my fingers with paint and/or missing bits I made a loop of masking tape and stuck that down flat to a piece of offcut timber. Then placed the item to be painted down on it and painted it easily. Works really well for things that are one sided, like window frames, doors etc, that you don't want or need paint on the other side.
    Really easy to peel off too.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
  2. TimberSurf

    TimberSurf Full Member

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    If you have only just discovered that one, you need this one as well, for little things with two sides! :lol:
    You just need some cheap crocodile clips, meat skewers and a scrap of wood.
    Tip903 and Tip904

    Crocodile rack.jpg
     
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice tips there guys, I notice the military modellers often blue tack a figure to a cork - I'm sure IanVT will find that tip handy

    Paul
     
  4. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    did someone say cork aka titno topper? .. top tip :cheers:
     

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