card shipmodeling

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by deshpande, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. deshpande

    deshpande New Member

    what type of card ( thickness ) should be used for card modeling.
  2. paper warrior

    paper warrior Member

    Thats really a question pf preference/use/scale/ect. ect. I would recommend 65 lbs. card. Gil should be able to give you a bit more insight.
  3. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Deshpande, I use 120gsm and 180gsm paper/card. The 120gsm is quite bendable (good for curves), where the 180gsm is quite strong ( good for walls, ships decks and superstructure).

    Normal printer paper, 80gsm, isn't bad for general use. I also have 240 gsm which is strong stuff, but won't fit in my printer.
  4. barry

    barry Active Member


    Everything from cigarette filter papers to 200 gsm and 1mm depends what you are doing......1mm for frames cigarette papers for 40mm barrels
  5. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    I never thought of using cig paper before, that's a good tip. But get them while you can, before smoking is banned.

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