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Dai Fledermaus02/07/2012 11:23:46
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Anyone tried this product as a means of tracing from a plan? I've found it on Amazon for £3.89. Twice the price of carbon paper I grant you but maybe less messy. It can also be used on metal as well as wood apparently 




Edited By Colin Ashman on 02/07/2012 11:26:25

kc02/07/2012 12:36:24
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I wouldn't use it for aeromodelling because it's rather faint. My wife uses same stuff but a different brand for drawing outlines for watercolour painting and it's fine for that because she wants a faint line. You can reuse the sheet a number of times. It's no better than carbon paper except less messy.

For aeromodelling I would photocopy the parts and stick to the wood with double sided tape ( just a few bits half inch long ) and cut right through with a scalpel. This gives an indentation on ply or cuts right thro on balsa. Photocopying works well on the modern printer/scanner/copier machines. just check that it doesn't distort dimensions in one direction. Kodak ESP3 does not distort.

Dai Fledermaus03/07/2012 13:27:26
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Thanks kc, I should have realised that as a product aimed at artists it would leave faint lines.


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