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One of the most overlooked forms of Master Modeling........depending on the thickness, I've used it to replace fenders, make rolls and tarps all the way to seat belts and tie downs. It works great for any Flag too.

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One of the most overlooked forms of Master Modeling........depending on the thickness, I've used it to replace fenders, make rolls and tarps all the way to seat belts and tie downs. It works great for any Flag too.

 

And, it makes a scrumptious hat!!!

 

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Actually, the lead foil from the neck of a good wine bottle makes great seat harnesses. I've used it for flags, too!

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Yep! Tin-foil, when applied properly, can keep the eboard from reading your thoughts.... :smiley15: Now if it only worked on the WIFE! :smiley19:

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I've also used it for masking things when I spray paint; like landing gear and other things that tape has a hard time getting around. It fits and holds better than paper towels or tissue too.

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Oh yeah, it is really great for covewring up landing gear and other things that Tape has a hard time with. Love the stuff.

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Tin foil (yeah I know it ain't tin and it dates me) is great stuff, but that cats expression is great! I love it. He looks like one P.O.'d puddy; probaly like to sink his fangs in ya up to his gums. Great flick of aliens. :lol: G.L.

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Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks I was just wondering how to cover some painted pieces to paint a fusalage.

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You're welcome Phantom. Yeah, like Jack said, it is the most overlooked form of master modeling. I sometimes use a little tape along the edges if needed to unsure a solid line. Otherwise I just tuck it into spaces.

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I'm working on a JS II Ausf. M ......and reworking the Fuel Cells........I'm using Plastic Strut for weld beads down the seam line and foil strips for the straps. 1001 uses I say :)

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One of my chapter guys gave a foil-covering demo last month and said to get the cheapest foil because it is thinner and conforms to surfaces a lot better ...

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Hi John..........that's one way to go.......but in larger scales like 1/32, the heavy duty stuff is great. For the outer straps on the JS Fuel cells, the heavy duty gauge is needed for the thickness. GREAT for replacement fenders too. In fact, I'm always looking in the grocery store for helpful items.

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Hi John..........that's one way to go.......but in larger scales like 1/32, the heavy duty stuff is great. For the outer straps on the JS Fuel cells, the heavy duty gauge is needed for the thickness. GREAT for replacement fenders too. In fact, I'm always looking in the grocery store for helpful items.

 

Ah, I should have clarified my comment -- he was doing foil covering like chrome fenders or airplane skin. For uses you mention, I agree thick foil would be better.

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