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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Time to grab a tissue...

Now for the tissue part.

This is the first time I've tried to combine tissue and foam. I think it has a place in modeling here as it offers options for compound curves and simulates early or fabric covered aircraft with little addition to weight. The trick is I think to get the finishing product, in this case paint, to be compatible with both surfaces.

The tissue I used is general craft store or gift tissue, and the paint... water based poster type acrylic paint. Low cost safe items.

I had tested the acrylic paint thinned with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol applied via airbrush and was pleased with the result. Attractive, good coverage and durable. I wiped the foam board clean with alcohol and dried it prior to painting. Amazing the dirt that came off what appeared to be white clean foam!
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