Plus since this a Eindecker, I will be painting the maltese cross's. Is rattle can paint ok for this?
Just wanted to add a couple more things,
When you paint your masked off areas use very light coats, Just dust it on and let dry/set between dustings,
The covering is fabric, and has weaves, if you apply the paint too thick it will travel under the tape/masking and not have nice crisp lines
Just build it up with Light Light coats.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Do you have to paint over Solartex or can you leave it as is?
If you are leaving the rest of the covering "Natural" I recommend a clear sealer coat. Even though they say it's fuel proof, it's not getting dirty proof.
I had a good friend make this mistake with a Bipe. The plane was Beautiful, the guy is a real craftsmen. The plane was set up on floats, we went to Lake Elsinore for a float fly and the Algae on the lake splashed up on the covering,, that Green never came off. He ended up stripping and recovering the whole plane.
I personally had a p-39 and used the Olive Drab Sloartex, it was fine but after 60-70 flights it was getting pretty oil soaked and nasty looking
I always seal it