Re: Motorcycle model painting advice requested
Cool that you're building a model!
Well stocked hobby stores and art supply stores carry a thin masking tape called rice tape. Tamiya masking tapes are excellent as well...get 'em at good hobby stores or online. For large areas, use frisket paper from the art supply store (e.g. Michael's). Or for really strange spots where tape won't work, there are liquid masking products that you brush on and then peel off like rubber cement.
Edit: I like to remove the tape after it has tacked up, but before it's completely dry. Too soon and the edge will run or 'pull', too late and it may chip. The amount of time is dependant on the type of paint, temp, etc., so you kind of have to get a feel for it...you'll probably be able to tell by the appearance of the paint.