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Have look here... http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-model-rigging-and-sails.php   The article by John Tilley.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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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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  • 2 weeks later...

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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