Thanks for asking.
The PVA masking usually just pops off without any fuss, we shall see if that is the case here? I’ve just in the last hour applied the second matt varnish coat so I can remove all the masking now, and that is one of the steps that I look forward to.
I use Tessa and Kip Tapes. They are exactly the same as Tamiya tape which is actually “Washi” tape (not Kabuki) but it is in 25 and 50mm wide rolls which are 50m long! so the price is incredibly cheaper than Tamiya tape. The pink stuff is lower tack. I buy it form decorators sites and if you search “Washi tape” you will find all sorts of it. Do not get the hobby stuff which tends to have patterns printed on it, that isn’t the same stuff. Here’s a link:
My paint of choice is MR.Paint which is a lacquer based paint so it should probably eat the sponges but I don’t spray it on heavily, I use light passes. But now I have never had a problem with the paint running through the sponge and affecting anything else.
There is no such thing as a stupid question so ask away, I never really think about what I’m doing when I regularly use a method, so answering questions also helps me to understand or to asses what I am doing