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DIGGER10/09/2018 08:16:52
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I want to cover my model with brown paper? its all wood sheet , has anyone done this ,i plan to airbrush it afterwards. How do I go about it, All and any help PLEASE, not done this before.

Chris

Denis Watkins10/09/2018 08:46:06
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https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/searchresults.asp?Search=Brown%20paper

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Bob Cotsford10/09/2018 10:24:02
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Brown paper over wood works just fine and adds little weight compared to a heavyweight tissue/dope/sanding sealer or glass cloth/resin finish - depending on the size of model! I'd say it's fine for 40 glow size upwards, on smaller models you might want to look at lighter finishes. You might need to take care over thin (1/16" ) sheet as it shrinks slightly so you could end up with a starved horse look. I've used it over veneered foam with no issues.

Brown parcel paper from Poundland, Tesco or the Post Office, cheap PVA from Poundland, Wickes,, Wilcos or wherever diluted to somewhere between single cream and creamy milk constituency. Then it's just like wallpapering. Cut a panel to size, paste it with dilute PVA (some people actually prefer wallpaper paste), let it sit a couple of minutes to swell then apply it, smoothing out from the centre. Don't let it sit too long though or it will turn to mush and break up as you apply it. I used a covering iron to ease it round compound curves. Once it's dried through blend in overlaps with fine wet'n'dry. Prime and paint. Done. Other things to note, apply it shiny side out and some papers have a distinct grain, these papers tend to be a bit stronger when wet.

There's more details to be found on the Warbird Replicas builds.

Don't forget the standard prep of sanding and filling dings etc. beforehand as flaws will still show through the finish!

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 10/09/2018 10:27:28

DIGGER10/09/2018 10:42:35
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Thank you all, lots of info and help, will do alot of reading and give it ago. Again thanks.

Chris

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