Gargamel Vinyl Painting Masking Course

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  1. dokuroking

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    Do painters really have to do this with each individual figure? Must take hours if you can't just reuse the tape again...
     
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    ah, the yellow tamiya masking tape is awesome! very cool article, thanks for sharing!
     
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    For customs and stuff, like this dude painting his Mario set, yes. For production figures like the teeth on a Zagoran painted by Gargamel they have a metal mask made, which costs thousands and thousands of dollars. Search around on here, I think there's been a thread or two about making them.


    Thanks for posting this article... the guy writing it clearly knows what he's doing, and the figures came out fantastic.
     
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    I wouldn't say thousands and thousands but a couple hundred a mask. Depends on complexity and how many you need.
     
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    I have been told thousands by people who have had masks made or quoted quite recently ;)
     
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    Well I have personally done the same and it's definitely not thousands per mask. And I'm willing to bet my guy is the same as their guy. Maybe if the toy needs 5-10 masks then yes.
     
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    And man I can't count how many nights I spent doing exactly what he is doing in those pics. Last time it was all those Lucha bears for kazu, man those took a LOT of time to do. Tedious work that is for sure.
     
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    some great tips there. i learned something new. Tedious work to be sure, but there is something "zen" about masking a toy. relaxing in a way.
     

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