While at the hardware store for some plumbing supplies, I happened on a new= type of masking tape, called Frog Tape. It's supposed to have something in= it to prevent paint bleed. On their ad on the telly, it shows the chemical= in the tape mixing with the paint and quickly forming a gel to keep the pa= int from running beneath the tape. They make two types, one regular and one reduced tack (which my hardware di= dn't carry, naturally). I tried some today on a scrap P-26 kit and it worke= d nicely. If I can find some of the reduced tack variety, I plan on paintin= g on some wing stripes to see how they come out.
Regards, John Braungart