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- Jan 1, 2012
Good thinking, I'll try it next time.
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Tell me I'm not the only one that still "plays" with them.
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Yep, it's pretty much press a piece on, then cut out the lines. I have three scissors that I use, a normal one, a small straight one, and a small curved one. The foil has grain, and with the "flat side"/"shiny" side thing you can get four different effects. Then with a layer of thinned "Testors clear parts cement and window maker", (which is really just white glue thinned already) on the spot, place the panel on and work into place with fingers, shaped wooden dowel, Q-tip,...or whatever. You want an even coverage of the glue, naturally, and its better (and easy) to clean off excess glue than to have a piece with any air pockets. Aluminium foil is subject to the usual laws of physics, so it will do the "heat expand/cold contract" thing, making it ugly if there is anyway for it to move, so too it can be shaped into complex curves as found on the tip tanks, by "hammering" it out. I have a piece of "Sili-stone" counter top, glass flat but unscratchable, for the 'anvil' and two different hobby-knife handles (one flat, one rounded) for the "hammer".Looks good, was it easy to do?
Believe it or not, that is the very desk that i built my very first model at! (It was a Monogram F4B in 1/72nd scale.)Thanks for the foil heads up Paul, still sounds a bit complicated to me but maybe one day…………sure looks good……………….and a good camo against the bench top!!!!!!!!!!