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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Couldn't agree more JMP, silk or tissue over doculam is excellent, and doculam is much cheaper than modelling films, sticks better, shrinks better and is easier to apply. The finish has the torsional rigidity of a tissue/silk/dope finish, but with good puncture resistance too. The Sopwith Triplane below is covered in Esaki Liteflite tissue over doculam, doped then sprayed with Flair Spectrum paint. The model is now at least 12 years old and the finish is holding up very well. The modified Puddlemaster is covered in yellow lightweight Modelspan tissue over doculam with a plain clear dope finish and the front one of the pair of 2 metre soarers is silk over doculam finished with tinted clear dope to deepen the colour, whilst the other, lightweight, model is tissue over 10 micron mylar with a clear dope finish.
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