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Paul Bromley21/09/2019 09:53:59
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Has anyone experience in making Oracover a matt finish ? I am building a Sunderland, trying to keep the weight down so thinking of doing the white bits in oracover putting some pencil detail on then matt varnish ! I intend to flat the oracover and spray matt varnish anyone done it ? I figure it will be lighter than glass and resin. It is electric so no fuel to worry about !

Advice appreciated.


Denis Watkins21/09/2019 11:51:13
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Balsa, or foam Paul?

As when adding weight, e.g. Paint or varnish, the lads may have other ideas

E.g. I sprayed a foamy D day green, with black and white wing stripes and it has never flown since.

I meant to say that it is so heavy now that it has to be flown so fast, it is not flying as it did

Edited By Denis Watkins on 21/09/2019 11:53:04

Paul Bromley21/09/2019 12:21:43
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Its a balsa model fully sheeted wings and fuselage the Nijhuis one !

John Lee21/09/2019 13:31:24
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The grey 3M Scotch-Brite Hand Pads work well for flattening film coverings & there is no need for additional finishing. Widely available via Amazon, EBay etc.

Bucksboy21/09/2019 16:55:22
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I built the same model (twice but that's another story) and covered it in Solarfilm. I then used a Scotchbrite pad to take the gloss off and then drew panel lines on with pencil, exactly as your suggesting. It worked a treat. The dirt and rust on here is pastel sticks, then a matt varnish over the top to seal it.

In the air

Paul Bromley21/09/2019 17:00:29
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Great stuff thanks that's the look I am after !


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