Making shrouds fit perfect has always been one of my nemeses and keeping the edges from lifting was certainly a constant problem. I knew it would require a lot of practice and knowing how to cut them out was at the top of my list. Thicker stock requires cutting on the outside of the line, and average stock falls pretty much on the line. Way back when I did kits, (mid to late 60's) those supplied paper shrouds were all we had. Usually they would be too loose or too tight, but that paper stock was no thicker than copy paper. I was terrible at making them fit. So, I 'copy machine printed' a dozen or so and started experimenting. That was helpful and I figured out how to make the thin walled ones fit. I had to do the same thing all over again after the computer age arrived and started using thicker stocks.my method of forming shrouds is very similar to yours, so I guess I must be doing something right. :wink:
AMEN to that!The best thing about paper shrouds is that they cost close to zero, so you can practice all you want.
Never tried Q & T before. I already know TBII is a PIA to sand though.I've been using TBII to glue the shroud together with an "overlap" tab on the inside. I apply a thin layer to the tab and another to the overlapping (in)side of the shroud and allow them to "set" for a few moments, then stick them together, and use an appropriately sized dowel to press the seam on the bench top. When gluing the shroud into place I recently used the TB "Quick & Thick". That seemed to work pretty well. It fills any gap and sands well.
OH? You work for Klingons?
It's a probe Daddy....a probe...:wink:Cool Klingon ship!
If you want a good read, last years contest had some umpf to it. Great lotta scratch builds. That's my cup-o-tea.That first post with the art easel... very cool, inspiring. Off to a great start!
Got me thinking maybe I should enter this contest too. Looks like fun!
Rockets take a pretty good beating for the most part. So yeah, they aren't very cheerful. Angry LL is just angry about how often people forget to install him.Man, they are not a cheerful bunch, are they? You treating them ok?
Which is why I am not a commercial cartoonist / artist. Mine are just for fun.Found the thread I was referencing on Finescale.com: