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Unread June 2nd, 2016, 06:29 PM
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Just finished by RAF Typhoon in full D-Day invasion stripes, thought before I put the finished build on the net....I would share how I do invasion stripes.

1. Paint the model the base colors

2. Mask off the end boundaries of where the stripes will go. I use reference photos and the decal sheet to give me a rough idea. Paint these areas black. I use a combo of weathered black and flat black to brings some variations to the finish. I don't shoot just straight black.



3. If your aircraft has markings that will be in the areas of the invasion stripes...decals will most likely show the white/black demarcation underneath when you apply them. I use a circle template and or the decal sheet to cut out a mask for the markings...then apply over the black.



4. Using calipers, mark off on masking tape the appropriate distance for the black and white stripes. There are differences between the RAF and the US, but I am looking for close enough. Perfection isn't a major goal since I'm sure perfection wasn't on the minds of the crews painting these on the real aircraft the day(s) before the invasion. Mark off using the calipers the beginning and end of the white and black divisions.







5. Transfer the stripe demarcations lines to the black areas. I use a #2 pencil show it shows up.








6. Using extra thin masking tape, I carefully mask the inside edges of each black area demarcation.



7. I then fill in the area that is to remain black with regular masking tape.


8. I shoot a combo of Reefer White and flat white into the unmasked areas. The black base almost acts like a preshade...so you get some variation.


9. The final product after the tape is removed.


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Unread June 3rd, 2016, 06:49 AM
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Hi Collin,
That's a great tutorial on D-Day stripes.....thanks for posting. I've got a P-47 I've been waiting to do with invasion stripes, I may try to tackle it now!
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Thanks for the great "How To" on the D day stripes. Your planes look great.

I know that we all want to make our models look the best they can be, but in all actuality the actual D Day stripes were hand painted onto the aircraft and in many cases look quite shabby. I believe the order went out on the 3rd of June to stripe the aircraft for the invasion, causing a rush to get them all done. Also many had to be restriped due to the rain washing the stripes away.




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Thanks Collin; I've, always, been a little intimidated by the D-day stripes on the fuselage.
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[quote=spiralcity;317766]

I know that we all want to make our models look the best they can be, but in all actuality the actual D Day stripes were hand painted onto the aircraft and in many cases look quite shabby. I believe the order went out on the 3rd of June to stripe the aircraft for the invasion, causing a rush to get them all done. Also many had to be restriped due to the rain washing the stripes away.



My current WIP over on Large Scale Planes:

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/in...c=67769&page=9









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How about...I'll just send you mine & let you do it

Awesome job! Great tips!
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