I don’t build a lot of airplanes and I’m pretty sure I know why. I recently found a couple of old Airfix 1:72 Ju87’s tucked away in a drawer and I thought ‘quick build!’ I cleaned them up and put them together in a few hours (simple kits) thinking I’d maybe experiment with winter camo schemes.
Then I got to the **#*! canopies. How in God’s name do you aircraft guys paint these?? In 1:48th I struggle to mask and tape but eventually get it done to a reasonable outcome. 1:72 scale is a whole new nightmare, especially on a busy canopy like the Ju87B. So somebody please tell me, do you mask the tiny window areas, do you hand paint the tiny frame lines? What method garners the best results and roughly how long does it take you? I have patience and a reasonably steady hand but ‘staying inside the lines’ painting or trying to mask such tiny areas just isn’t working out