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I have been working on this model of a Vietnam Huey for quite a long time now, partially because I faced several steep learning curves and also because I kept hesitating the more I accomplished. I did not want to mess everything up after coming so far.

Now I have finally come around to putting some paint on the model, starting with the tail. The tail is remarkably colorful for a military aircraft. That's why I chose this particular original in the first place. It's not only a good eyecatcher in an otherwise green aircraft. It also will help me not to lose eye contact with it when it's in the air. Olive drab has a strange habit of disappearing when there are only a few trees in the background.

Here is a picture of my paint job so far:
The valkyrie, not yet ready to ride again[^]

Sorry for the bad quality, but it's getting late and I have no time for a better shooting sessions now. Here is the problem I need help with:

If you look closely, you will see some spots where black paint has run under the masking tape or found its way through the folds of the plastic foil I had wrapped around the parts. Simply painting them over will not work. The red and yellow paints probably can't cover up black.

So what would be the best way to get rid of these black spots? My best guess is to carefully sand the surface with finest sandpaper, and then touching up that spot with a fine brush and unthinned paint.

I am still satisfied with what I got. It only has taken me four weeks, but masking off these stripes was incredibly hard and I don't know how often I tore off everything because it was not good enough. Now the rest will be relatively easy. At least until I start with the weathering...
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His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.

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