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 Post subject: Re: Paper Ship Models
Unread postPosted: April 17, 2019, 10:53 am 
You certainly can clear coat paper models, and I strongly recommend it.

There are many options, but my two current favorites are Future floor polish for glossy and Rustoleum Matte Clear acrylic for matte finishes.

I also use Testors Dulcote - it works very well.


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Unread postPosted: June 19, 2018, 6:37 pm 
I forgot, my parents got me one of these models of the Blough a couple years ago. I need to find it. Clear coating should work fine with any lacquer/acrylic based spray. Rust o leums clear coat is lacquer based, but to be sure look on the can and see if it dries within an hour (oil based will take 4-6 hours). Use very light coats, as it’ll actually dry in a few minutes and you can recoat as soon as it does.


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Unread postPosted: May 23, 2018, 8:11 am 
I have built a few of the Great Lakes card models. Is it possible to clear coat them after they are finished?


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Unread postPosted: April 7, 2018, 7:22 pm 
Another new cardboard model has been published as a free download at http://www.papershipwright.co.uk. It´s the CCSG Cove Isle, whose sister ship, Gull Isle is presented here with lots of pictures for a perfect build. Right now my building report ist available for public in our Forum [url]http://www.karton

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Unread postPosted: February 6, 2017, 9:37 am 
Yes, lots of patience, but the results will be remarkable. Put white Elmers glue in a puddle on a folded paper towel and apply with a toothpick. Clamp small tabs and pieces to hold with ladies' smooth hair clamps. Light pressured ones. Use the best straight bladed scissors you can find. I used hair cutting scissors. Use a good exacto-knife and have spare blades. Practice scoring and folding the cardstock on a discarded piece. I haven't built the Badger, but I just finished the Cliffs Victory which took 20 hours. The Fitz took 18 and the Schoonmaker 19 hours.


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Unread postPosted: December 29, 2016, 5:20 pm 

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Hi,
If it's one of those paper models that comes in a large white envelope I put one together last winter, although of a different ship. All I needed was a sharp hobby knife, some glue, and a ruler. Also lots and lots of patience.
Jeff


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Unread postPosted: October 25, 2016, 2:52 pm 
I have received a paper model of the car ferry Badger. I have never built a paper model and was wondering if anyone has any experiences or hints to share on building this kit? Thanks for any replies!


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