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  1. Glad to see another build from you being posted. Looking forward to the next update, Chuck.
  2. I'm did some research comparing the thicknesses of various tin foils. Looks like aluminum leaf is .0005mm thick, standard household foil is roughly .016mm and heavy duty foil .02mm thick. I'm not so sure now I need the extra thin stuff! Let me do some experiments and see if the regular foil is going to give the look I'm after. Stand by.
  3. I'm looking for a thinnert than usual foil to use to simulate cracked leather. Regular tin foils is too thick and leaf is way to thin. Any ideas?
  4. Has anyone come across thin aluminum foil? I’m looking for something like the foil you find in a cigarette pack. I though about aluminum leaf, but that’s just too thin. Any ideas? Thanks.
  5. Looking great as always with your builds. Thanks for posting.
  6. Aviattic makes some very nice wood grain decals as well. I have Uschi’s which are also pretty good, but Aviattic seems to take it to another level. Upon closer inspection of both the uschi wood grain is a bit pixelated but to the casual viewer they both look good. My two cents.
  7. I want to order Achim Engels PDF book on the Fokker Dr.I and have sent him an email. He says on his webpage that he doesnt use banks, so I'm woundering if anyone on here has ordered one of his PDF books and what the process was like? Thanks.
  8. I agree, evergreen is good stuff, but I need a diameter of .01" (.26mm). The smallest evergreen offers is .02" (.5mm) Thanks though.
  9. I need a consistent thin thickness that I cant achieve with styrene.
  10. Very sharp as usual Wolf. Looking forward to further updates, Chuck.
  11. Thanks guys for the info. I though I was going to have to straighten the wire out, but it sounds like its going to be fine. Stay safe, Chuck.
  12. I have some .013” (.33mm) piano wire coming in the mail that I want to use to simulate push rods on a radial engine. The wire is made from spring steel but it comes in a roll which I believe imparts a bit of a curve to the wire when cut into short sections. Has anyone out there had success straightening piano wire? If so, can you share your technique? Thanks.
  13. Lookin good. Can’t wait for another update, Chuck.
  14. Fantastic! Thanks again and stay healthy, Chuck.
  15. One last question (sorry). What colour do you use to make the scratches? Thanks again, Chuck.
  16. A couple more questions if you don't mind. Do you use raw umber or burnt umber? Do you apply one of the oil colours over the entire seat/remove excess, then apply the other oil? Thanks again.
  17. Really love how you simulated the leather with the oils over an airbrushed tan. Did you use raw umber? Could you describe your technique a bit further? This has to be right up there as one of the best looking leathers I have seen! Chuck.
  18. Looking forward to this build. Thanks for posting.
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