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Mar 27, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Nice one Fred. Some nice models there and the decals do set them off nicely.

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Mar 27, 2010, 04:55 PM
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I certainly appreciate it.
Mar 27, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Tilo, Adrian, and reylf_gnijieB.

Thanks for your support on this little how-to. Hope it helps lot's of people. I like helping promote model aircraft as a hobby, and especially building skills.

Mar 27, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Thanks or sharing your method with us.
A really slick technique that I'm going to try on my current project.
Mar 28, 2010, 01:37 AM
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Here are a couple images that you can download to make some fun decals to play around with. A couple are fun to put on your electrics, and I love skulls too.
Mar 28, 2010, 02:20 AM
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Very cool Fred!

Thanks for taking the time to post this.
Just the trick for details that can really set a project apart.

Mar 28, 2010, 05:19 AM
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Very nice tutorial, well done. Can not believe something this simple has eluded me through all my years of Learn something new every day. You can be sure this will help a lot of modelers.

As to the pictures you've posted, you've done some great work on those models. My hats off to you my friend.

Now, I've got to try some decal work (mostly lettering along with a little white bird) on my Monocote covered Spirit.

Thanks for the tips,

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Mar 28, 2010, 10:33 AM
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WOW! You guys put a smile on my face.

I wanted to share this because it works so well for me. I'll always admit that nothing is completely new as tissue decals on tissue planes have been around since tissue was first used. We take in info, digest it, try it, adapt, and the power of the brain comes up with variations.

So I thank the many before me that inspired thinking outside the box.

I have always loved teaching and helping others. When a student gets a concept and grows with it there is a satisfaction beyond description. The sad part is that info like this will disappear into the archives of old dusty posts!

All I could ask or hope for is that if you run across someone struggling to achieve similar results pass them a link to this thread so they can learn something from it too. WaLa, you become a teacher too! Peace.

Mar 28, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Great tutorial!

Just dont know where to get that domestic tissue here in Europe..

Mar 28, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Here in Portugal my wife bought this tissue in a little local gift-wrap/craft-supplies/stationery store.

By the way I am covering the whole of my current model in ink-jet printed Esaki tissue; see here

Great tutorial Fred.

Mar 28, 2010, 12:01 PM
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KM, and Roly.

Tissue is tissue, some differances in quality and weight. I use the gift wrap, clothing store make the box pretty type because it is REALLY INEXPENSIVE! Holiday time I can get 100 sheets for $2.00 US.

Check the department, gift stores. Or use esaki if you have to. Could use the lightest tracing paper known to man, too, I imagine. There are no set limits and there can be many adaptations. Come up with something new, let us know.

Roly cool build, thanks for sharing.

Mar 28, 2010, 12:25 PM
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I will, the silly thing is that here in NL what they call tissue is not the tissue you know..

here tissue is either toilet paper, handkerchiefs or kitchen rolls....

ill need the modelling tissue i think, like esaki.

Mar 28, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Wondering what postage would be to you from US. I could put lots of tissue wrap in a 'legal size' envelope (9" x 14"), say less than 1/2 kilogram AUW for shipping, and send you it. Not the holidays but we have discount stores and could probably stuff the envelope for a few U.S. greenbacks!

Then you could probably sell some to homelanders and get all your money back and have a huge supply....

Mar 28, 2010, 02:46 PM
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Nicely done, Fred, & a good blow by blow tutorial. I've read a few about this technique but this one is the best for going through the process. Is there some stretch to the tissue? I've read others having problems with lozenge pattern when trying to get the tissue to settle in between the ribs....
Mar 28, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Great job Fred - lovely looking models too. This method would be great in combination with the stcky thread at the head of the forum. I'm especially impressed with the 5" roundels on the Camel

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