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Re: Tissue Covering
Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2022 at 6:30pm
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Thanks Mike for the update!

Here's the link to Retro RC: Click Here for Retro RC

Peck Polymers Asuka (Japanese)Tissue: Asuka Tissue click here

  

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Re: Tissue Covering
Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2022 at 6:25pm
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There's also now Eze Tissue from Deluxe Materials.  This product looks and feels much like lightweight silkspan, with weight comparable to Esaki and is available in natural, solid colors and checked patterns. Retro-RC and Peck-Polymers stock it.

I've covered half a dozen models with it using dope, Krylon and Eze Dope as sealant. It has excellent wet strength and goes around curves quite well. The natural (white) tissue takes inkjet printing nicely and works fine sealed with dope or Krylon, but the pigments used on the colored and checked Eze tissue bleed when brushed with dope. As you would expect it works great with Deluxe Materials Eze Dope.

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Tissue Covering
Sep 1st, 2022 at 11:05am
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There are basically two types of tissue (I know already some will differ with me) Esaki (Japanese) tissue, and what is called Domestic tissue.  Esaki is probably the highest and strongest quality tissue available.  Domestic tissue varies with strength and grain. 

Esaki has a definite grain that allows it to be applied wet which gives it the ability to cover some more complex shapes.  Some Domestic tissue is better than others and stronger which allows covering wet. 

I have used both and had success with both.  I do prefer the Esaki tissue and it's strength, but I have also used Domestic tissue I've found in the Dollar Store locally.  I have since built up a stock of Domestic from Easy Built in colors that allow me to cover without painting.  Takes a bit more care in application but yields nice results.  Check out my beginners build 101 of the Easy Built Spit.

In the "tissue and finish" section Don McClellan does a nice job showing his covering of a nice round fuselage on his Dash 8 airliner.

Maxfliart has a great video on covering with tissue.

Here's a link to the video: Tissue Covering Click Here
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