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In Topic: Balsa & Tissue Planes

20 November 2014 - 07:07 AM

Here's a Guillows P-40 I did several years ago. As kids we built these all the time. The bi-planes are hard to get the wing orientation right and imagine a Foker tri-plane. I was able to find dope a my LHS. I think some RC planes use it. The only problem I had was using alcohol to shrink the tissue paper rather than water, it didn't shrink as much.


In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

24 October 2014 - 05:33 AM

I saw this heading east on I 80 in Des Moines, IA. Looks like some one has a winter project.

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In Topic: Parking Fun , You know it makes you mad.

23 September 2014 - 08:44 AM

I got this from a KKIM member a few years ago. I printed up a bunch on orange card stock and love passing them out.



In Topic: No Rules (Opel Blitz Rat Rod)

11 March 2014 - 04:07 AM

Very nice!!!

In Topic: how to get the look of wood

18 February 2014 - 08:18 AM

Bob, This is one time brush marks are a good thing. To achieve a wood look with paint I use a "dry brush" technique, using a brush that is almost empty of paint. The brush I prefer is a stiff, short bristle, flat,square tip style. My favorite brush is about 1/4" wide.  To achieve a "dry brush" I dip the brush in the color and brush it almost dry on a scrap of plastic or paper and then brush on the model. For colors I start with a base of testors wood color. Then start dry brushing. The colors you use depend on what your final look is to be. I do a lot of test runs on scrap to get the balance I'm looking for. For a well maintained or new car look I use burnt umber, reds, yellow greens. I mix in more  grays and blacks for a more weathered look. Doing research of 1:1 images is very helpful. In the following pics if I had done my research better on the 48 ford the structural  pieces would have been more yellow and with less grain. Hope this helps