Looks like I'll be fixing up a Christen Eagle that ran into a hangar wall when the previous owner decided to start it from the outside. Most of the basic fabric work has been done in Polyfiber up to the pink and some silver. Has anyone here ever painted an Eagle in the typical paint scheme? I talked to the owner of a beautiful example recently and he spent 1400 hours on the fabric and paint, with 800 of that on the painting! I know, if it's your own airplane, you get fussy about stuff and you get lost in trying to achieve perfection. This particular owner I'm working for will have to sell his DC3 to be able to afford the Eagle paint at that rate... Luckily he would be fine with Polytone paint, but that raises the problem of what to do about to do about the paint on the metal and fiberglass parts. Polytone sort of works, but it doesn't adhere terribly to anything other than fabric and it's soft. I know there is MK2 paint sold by Polyfiber and I have used it, but it is super expensive. I'll need 8 colors in addition to the basic white! I am mainly wondering how others approached the masking and layout problems.