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Sep 15, 2021, 07:29 AM
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Mike,

I've used vellum (tracing paper) to cover a few of my birds (Alvin, Clearprint, Helix, etc). It's a lot stronger that tissue, but not as strong as Mylar, has no directional grain so it shrinks uniformly, and it accepts paint readily.

You can also use brown paper, but it's heavy. I've never tried the iron on fabrics, though lots of people have had great success with it
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Sep 15, 2021, 02:53 PM
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How well does it conform to solid surfaces? Nice finish on that plane too.
Sep 16, 2021, 06:27 AM
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How well does it conform to solid surfaces? Nice finish on that plane too.
By "solid" do you mean a skinned fuselage or wing? If so, unfortunately, I don't know how the paper would conform. But, covering small
areas at a time might work...wish I could be more help

On second thought, I've covered foam with brown paper..but I had to put it on wet....pain in the back side
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How did you shrink it, with heat, or chemically (Dope, etc.)?
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misted it with water and then used a hair drier
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