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I have been using a similar method for years, using either model-plane silk or silk-paper. The sails are either made as a whole or by pasting together individual cloths and adding the doublings. Here is description: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/68-zuiderzee-botter-by-wefalck-artitec-resin/?p=47886

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I wonder if the tissue that comes in boxes with new shoes would work for sails. I'm tempted to try it on my rebuild of Swift using the technique demonstrated by BE. The tissue is shiny on one side and dull on the other. Before I waste time on this, has anyone else every tried it?

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