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Any video tutorials for streaking oil??

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G'day,

I'm wondering if there are any video tutorials out there for streaking oil on aircraft. Seeing planes like the A-1 Skyraider at Oshkosh this year really brought home to me that there is a technique I want to learn and use. I've seen soem great examples on peoples models, but not been able to master it myself.

Thanks,

Matthew

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G'day Matt, my mate! :wave:

I'm sure I've learnt 'bout this bloke who posted one tip on YouTube; quite a clever one, by the way - the fella would set a very tiny drop of some black wash on the surface, to then blow it in the direction of the airflow with compressed gas.

It works like a charm. Will see whether I find the tutorial for ye

Cheers,

UncĀ²

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Hi Matt,

Its been my experience that if you are using oils over a fully cured coat of future that they can be very forgiving you have plenty of time to play around with it to get it just right, and a paper towel or cotton bud dampened with some mineral spirits usaually can remove any mistakes.

Here is one video I'm not sure if this is what your looing for.

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...the fella would set a very tiny drop of some black wash on the surface, to then blow it in the direction of the airflow with compressed gas.

It works like a charm.

It does indeed. I used this technique on my Tamiya A-1J. I put drips 'n drabs of thinned Burnt Umber oil paint on the centerline drop tank and belly and blew them back with

my airbrush.

A-1_1_zps8fd1598b.jpg

This was done over a cured coat of Future, so mistakes were easy to cleanup.

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