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Painting Tissue Paper
Posted by David from PA on Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:27 PM

Don't know if this is the proper place to ask but does anyone know of a sure-fire way to paint the tissue covering on a balsa wood and tissue model? 

David From PA

 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:44 PM

You will need Dope (if they still make it) as a base first. then enamels will work just fine.

Edit:

Apperently Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic spray will work in it's place.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 06, 2016 5:36 PM

Hi;

 If you cannot get " DOPE " there is a way to do it .Take " Spar " brand marine Varnish or Shellac  ,Thinned by fifty percent and you should be good to go .    When it's dry you can apply the color of choice . T.B.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 07, 2016 8:48 AM

Clear lacquer will also work, but many hobby shops do still carry clear dope.

 

 

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Posted by crackers on Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:20 AM

Slikspan is like tissue but much stronger. Modelers of aircraft use silkspan to cover the airframes of their models.

Happy modeling  Crackers   Geeked

Anthony V. Santos

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