Verlinden Swastika Template Question

How can you place a metal template against the fin of an aircraft model
and have it be flush enough to not feather out when painting?
With curves, rivets and panel lines I don't see how to get around this.
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Why not place it over some clear decal film - and paint the swastika onto that ??
Or better yet, get a sheet of swastika decals ???
snipped-for-privacy@earthl> How can you place a metal template against the fin of an aircraft model
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Ken Duffey
"Ken Duffey" wrote
Ugh - you airplane guys and your decals. . .
To answer the original question, if you don't think you can get a clean mask, get frisket paper and use the metal stencil to make a frisket stencil that is self-adhesive and very thin. Apply to model, paint, and remove.
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Kurt Laughlin
Geez, get yourself some Rubbermaid or Tupperware containers. I've had decals for decades in those and I don't see any dust.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Up until 1986 I was a keen aircraft modeller and I amassed a large collection of Modeldecal sheets, many of which were never touched. After 1986 I simply didn't have time to do any modelling, so the decal sheets were bundled up in a plastic bag and placed in storage in the loft of a barrack block. On returning to the UK and moving into a house, they were shoved in my own loft. There they remained until about a year ago, when I decided to try my hand at a few more aircraft models.
After nearly 20 years of neglect, all of the decals - Modeldecal, Microscale, Bare-Metal alike -are still perfectly useable. There are a lot of nice Hunter schemes just itching to be placed on the new Revell model!
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Enzo Matrix
Lord! That's almost as good as finding buried treasure! :-)
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey

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