Opinion on low buck railing idea

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by garyj36, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. garyj36

    garyj36 Member

    I was thinking , why not print out railings on clear acetate? Look better than paper and way cheaper than etch. Anyone tried this or similar?
  2. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    Yes. it is a very viable alternative to photoetch. One plus is that you can draw sagging "rails" between the posts to depict chain-and-post railings that I haven't seen captured with photoetched railings and accurately place scale locations for the posts. Use the transparency sheets for inkjet printers....regular Xerox-type transparency film doesn't accept ink. I'm using them for railings, bedspring radar arrays, cranes, etc. I haven't tried it yet, but the technique should work for aircraft canopies as well.
  3. Atomsk

    Atomsk Member

    Not such a far-fetched idea, since JSC's new Queen Mary II kit uses just such a technique for its railings.

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