Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by gera, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. gera

    gera Member

    Hi Everyone:
    I usually use 64 lb paper card for fuselages but for some models I have found its fairly hard. What weight do most of you guys use?????. :roll:
  2. bfam4t6

    bfam4t6 Member

    I use 90 pound paper which is basically 60 pound cardstock.
  3. Horus

    Horus Member

    I tend to laminate 160lb paper. It's strong enough for medium size models about 9"" in span and bends nicely.
  4. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    I've found that spending the bit extra for drawing paper pays off if you've got lots of bending to do. Most watercolour or sketching pads seem to have higher rag content acid-free paper which is quite a bit softer. There isn't as noticeable a "grain" in drawing paper compared to office card. Obviously for parts which you want some rigidity the standard office grade card works better. I use 120 or 150 gsm, occaisonally up to 190 gsm. Sorry I don't know what that equates to in the lbs per acre or whatever the US unit is.



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