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Painting Tissue Paper
Posted by David from PA on Thursday, October 6, 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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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 6, 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.

Steve

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    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 6, 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.  

    P.S. A secondary thought . When you build the kit they tell you , or used to , Wet with a spritz of water , when dry the covering will be tighter . Don't do this if you are going to put regular paint on it ! It will shrink so much it will split !

    Take craft clear in the spray rattle can , and apply a thin but thorough coat , Let dry and then paint to your heart's delight !

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 7, 2016 8:48 AM

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

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    December 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Saturday, November 5, 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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