What paper would you recommend ?

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by dizaster66, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. dizaster66

    dizaster66 New Member

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    Hi all

    Title says it all.

    I have some presentation paper (160g/m2)

    or two types of photocopy paper (75g/m2 and 80g/m2)

    or should I be looking for something in between these ??

    say 110g/m2 ??

    Many Thanks

    Dizaster
  2. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

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    To do what? What you wish to build?
    If you want to build something very small I recommend you a 110-120 g/m2 paper. For something bigger use the 160 g/m2 card.
  3. David H

    David H Member

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    If building a digital kit I would happily mix thick and thin depending on the component in question. Parts that have radical curves or are very tiny I would opt for thin. you could strengthen the part with glue or more card...

    That's the fun!

    D
  4. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

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    David H is right , I've build my IAR-80 from ModelArt using a mix of 120 and 160 g/m2 card.
    Altrough the BA-64 from link to pirate models removed was build using only 160 g/m2 card
  5. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    I hated to do this but the site linked to in Dragos post has two Maly Modelarz models posted. Since there is no permission posted from MM on the site the link to it had to be removed. From what I could gather from the Google translator I don't believe the site owner is a witting pirate but...... :cry:

    Not your fault Dragos. :)

    Elliott

    PS Normally in instances like these we send an explanation via PM to the poster. In this case since this appears to be an unusually good site otherwise, I thought a public explanation to be better.
  6. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

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    Sorry about that!
    I haven't visited the site lately . I liked very much the BA-64

    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
  7. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

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    I've visited the site. You are right , they have pirate models :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
    Too bad, I like the original models they have.......:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
  8. NULLMOON

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    :twisted:NAVIGATOR SILK TOUCH 120GSM best paper ive ever used:twisted:
  9. josve

    josve Active Member

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    As mentioned earlier in the thread it depends what models you will build.
    For parts to be rolled, like axels and other small rolled parts plain 80grams will do fine.
    For other parts,and this is for vehicles and armoured cars and tanks.
    I have measured the thickness in my kits,and almost all lies around 0,2mm thickness.
    I bought some special paper from Moduni that was 170grams, and that was very good.I also have 180 and 200grams that will work fine in a tank.
    Now I only build from the kits, so I'm not using much paper anymore :)