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Old 01-07-2018, 11:25 AM
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1/100 Buffalo

Trying regular copy paper with this one. It seems too flimsy. Is 24 lb paper better or even 32 lb (American weight)?

Also there is a small rectangle near the tail section and tail wheel. Is this a gear cover door or a telescopic gunsight?
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:51 AM
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At this scale you will have to try different weight papers to find what you like using............I use #110 card stock which is equivalent to to #70 bond for my modeling. But you may find that too heavy for this scale.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:42 PM
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I use next size up cover stock I could find with my local store-it's 67lb variety and I blow model as big as possible to fill the page.Single engine planes in this scale are far too small for my fingers.

As for that part I would have to see it.Likely it's tail wheel boot as gunsight was a telescopic type ( tube).
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Nice work so far on the Marine Fighting Squadron 2 F2A.

Some folks (Papermate being one of them, I think) build 1/100 and models with two thickness of bond paper.

I tried Epson 48 lb Premium Presentation Paper Matte. Still thick for 1/100 and I've been encountering some problems. There is a smooth side and an unsmooth side with warnings not to use the unsmooth side, but I can't always tell the difference. I built Volker's 1/87 Advent models with this paper and, while it worked out okay, sometime I got rough edges when I folded the paper.

I just bought some Boise Polaris 28 lb paper. It is very smooth and mikes out (measures with a micrometer) to about 0.08mm (0.0816), as opposed to about 0.07mm (0.0662) for bond paper and about 0.2mm for 67 lb. The small additional thickness from bond paper might make a difference. I haven't tried it yet on one of Nobi or Bruno's 1/100 models, but hope to do so soon.

Do you have a source for 33lb paper?

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Old 01-07-2018, 01:13 PM
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Amazon lists 32 lb when I search "heavy bond paper". Not sure what the Canon photo paper I have been using is.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:17 PM
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Canon paper is

8.5-mil (0.22 mm) thickness

Not sure how that compares to weight.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:19 PM
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Also there is a small rectangle near the tail section and tail wheel. Is this a gear cover door or a telescopic gunsight?
Which part are you referring to?
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:46 PM
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The small rectangle just above the 1/100 in the attached screenshot.
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Part on the left of fuselage?That's tail wheel.

Here is one on Dutch (I think that's a replica).Pre war made models had protective canvas boot around it.Your part shows just that.

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No sorry. The part to the right of tail.
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