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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:11 am 
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Ok, I've done my share of card models so far but nothing I've ever printed on cardstock even comes close to some of the finishes I've seen posted. Are people using glossy photo paper to build those models or are they being sprayed with something afterwards?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:09 am 
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yes. I've done a few in photo paper and I do get a glossy finish. However, photo paper is difficult IMHO to properly glue, and the finish will crack if bent too tightly. It's also pretty thin, so it's only good for real small models. Using a finish, such as decoupage glue or wood hardener seems to do the trick for others. You might want to experiment with laquers or plastic type spray finishes. What works for one, may not work for you, so I encourage you to experiment, after all, you may come up with the definitive method, and paper models are cheap enough to experiment on endlessly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:05 am 
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After I gave you the answer about gloss finishes, I was working on another of my ongoing projects--an N scale model rr layout, which I doubt will ever be complete. Where's the tie in, you may ask? When model RRers do their thing--one of the ways to achieve realism is to cut back on any glossiness. The further you are away from a subject, the less it shines. Think about it next time you're out and look at distanct objects. Even the Blue Angel's planes, which are renowned for their high level of gloss, (and overfly my house on a near daily basis --living under the N-S approach to NAS Pensacola) don't appear to shine from a distance. So, from a realism point of view, I wouldn't try for too much gloss, you may be disappointed..better to go for a satin or semi gloss at the most, and for warbirds, even a flat finish.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:26 am 
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Most preserved Warbirds have a gloss finish to make for easy maintenance. This is not necesasrily representative of service finish. British WW2 figthers should be pretty flat matt.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:46 am 
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i use spray on gloss. works fine


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