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Old Feb 20, 2015, 03:24 PM
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I've had good success using heavier than normal printer paper (can be as stiff as your printer can handle) and then fix only the top, left and right borders of the tissue to the paper using glue stick. It sticks just enough to make no wrinkles while printing and makes it much easier to remove afterwards.
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Old Feb 20, 2015, 05:50 PM
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This is my Fokker D.VIII. I first covered the fuselage with white CoverLite to add opacity. I then used regular lacquer to adhere the printed silkspan tissue to the CoverLite.

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Old Feb 22, 2015, 03:52 PM
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This is my Fokker D.VIII. I first covered the fuselage with white CoverLite to add opacity. I then used regular lacquer to adhere the printed silkspan tissue to the CoverLite.

Larry
thanks so much you guys, here are a couple of pics of work in progress, off to model shop tomorrow to get some tissue!!
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 05:08 AM
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Epilot posted a Lozenge Generator at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2352673



Great idea - he created a layered CAD file so one can scale it as needed.
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Old Feb 24, 2015, 04:06 AM
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OMG!!!!
Well the local Model Shop only had one sheet left of the thicker tissue so could only produce the 5 sheets of A4 required with no room for error.
As suggested used Glue stick just round edges and carefully smoothed the tissue out. Printed absolutely perfectly, no wrinkles or bleeds and tissue separated from the backing paper just fine. On placing the tissue on the model I have discovered there is no need to spray the back of it as the red monocote already on the model darkens it lovely and it is opaque enough...chuffed!!! I'll post some pics tonight, thanks guys you're all brill
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Old Mar 02, 2015, 05:53 AM
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Hi guys, well completed lozenge pattern over weekend. Overall I am happy with the results but a couple of learning points for others...
I should of spray painted a light colour onto the existing monocote as the end result is a bit red. Although glue stick was the way to go for printing the tissue it bled through the tissue causing discolouration when used to attach the tissue to the wing surface.
I applied the thinned dope and thoroughly dried it before adding the rib tapes.
These were made by printing onto solatex and then cutting thin strips.
Thanks guys for your help on here.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 04:36 AM
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Hey Hugh,
Actually I don't think the red underneath looks as bad as you might. I know we can tend to be our own worst critics after looking at our projects for hours already. But anyway, a darker color underneath is probably needed anyway to give it a good base and not be too bright. but it's all in the eye of the beholder right! So, I think it looks good. Nice job.
Branden

P.S. I was surprised to hear you had problems with the glue stick. I have never had this. I suppose our printer inks could be different. But for what it's worth I use the UHU brand glue stick. goes on colored then dries clear. Good stuff.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 05:55 AM
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Hey Hugh,
Actually I don't think the red underneath looks as bad as you might. I know we can tend to be our own worst critics after looking at our projects for hours already. But anyway, a darker color underneath is probably needed anyway to give it a good base and not be too bright. but it's all in the eye of the beholder right! So, I think it looks good. Nice job.
Branden

P.S. I was surprised to hear you had problems with the glue stick. I have never had this. I suppose our printer inks could be different. But for what it's worth I use the UHU brand glue stick. goes on colored then dries clear. Good stuff.
Thanks for your kind comments Brandon.
It was strange.. the bit of glue stick I used on the backing paper to print caused no issues but when I used it to stick the tissue to the plane a lot of discolouration occured which then shows through even more since I applied the dope. But like I say, I'm happy with the overall appearance, never intended it to be display model or a scale conpetition piece, just wanted to get a 'stand off scale' look about it
Cheers,
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