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Re: A Better Product for Chalking Tissue
Reply #2 - Sep 6th, 2020 at 3:43pm
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Thanks - there's pictures of the finished model in my hangar here on S&T.

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Re: A Better Product for Chalking Tissue
Reply #1 - Sep 5th, 2020 at 7:19pm
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Itís ridiculous how good this looks.
  
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A Better Product for Chalking Tissue
May 18th, 2020 at 8:44pm
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At Scot Dobberfuhl's suggestion I've been experimenting with PanPastel artist's chalks. They are fantastic - very soft, and pre-ground very fine. A couple of swipes with a makeup sponge gives a very dense, even coat on the tissue. See pics of my Walt Mooney Keleher Lark for comparison of chalked and bare tissue - really brightens up the model and makes the printing stand out.

On this model I also applied fillercoat (Sig Sanding Sealer liberally thinned and dosed with talcum powder) over all the sheet surfaces.  At the cost of about half a gram of weight and some sanding time it gave a very smooth nearly white surface.  Made covering the sheeted areas easier, reduced visibility of the woodgrain through the tissue and helped the chalk give a nice bright white look on the model.

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