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Old 02-24-2019, 02:33 PM
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Paper weight

Hi guys,
Can I get some advice please on the correct paper weight to use for 1/100 scale aircraft models.
I've used 170gm and 80gm but I would be keen to know if there is an optimum weight from experience?
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Nick
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:43 AM
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Nick, Iím surprised that you havenít had a response from the 1:100 builders! I make 1/72 scale aircraft, mostly WW1. I would say 90 - 100 gsm would be about right. My card of choice at the moment is Tescoís GoCreate card. It doesnít delaminate easily, is very smooth, and accessible! Sainsburyís do a similar product. Neither give the weight but my guess is about 90.
For details like engine cylinders I just use copy paper.
You donít say how experienced you are, so you may know all this already, if so, apologies. Good luck with your modelling, Bailey
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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For 1:48 and smaller models I currently use some 86lb card. Heavier cardstock I keep for larger models .

Nothing beats just trying it out with some model .Some brands of paper are better than others.
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I have built some 1/100, the paper of 80-85grs for my taste is very thin. Best result achieved with approximately 110-120grs. It also depends on the model, it is not the same a small fighter as a large bomber on the same scale. I in particular, to larger size, more weight. My choice, 100-120grs works well. I suppose the most experienced in 1/100 will respond.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:37 PM
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Hi guys,
Thanks for your responses, I'll try a mix i think and find which works best for me, at least I have a guide now!
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Nick
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