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Weird Shaped Parts

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Weird Shaped Parts
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, February 1, 2015 2:59 PM

It's Smee agin !

     I do apologize for the delay , but , being old , my mind wanders and now I have to keep it on a leash ! L.O.L. L.O.L. ! Now what I wanted to share was this  .I told the Scratch-Building fellows about a trick for making weird shapes like the double curves you find on a ship's bow and stern .Well with a spritz bottle of water and another full of a mix of 25% Aleens ( well stirred ) and water you can do the same thing with paper !

      In this regard , I did find , however that Elmer's worked better ! Just took a little longer to dry ! The thing is , no heat is needed . Just spritz , a sheet of the " Paper" you want to use , and get out that big serving spoon from the barbecue set .You can make the curves either way , on the inside or outside .I have found out though , the outside works better .

     Make sure you put a good coat of carnauba wax on the spoon ( don't want paper on it when you use it for food again  , now do you ? ) Carnauba wax is harmless to humans in it's pure form , If you can't get it use plain cake bee's wax . Make your part and after a few days cut out what you need and Happy Modeling !   Tanker - Builder        P.S. You can use the polypropyelene mixing bowls and a waxed plastic Melmac plate , Remember that stuff ? It all works . !


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