[WWI] Re Laminating Propellors

Stephen Auslender auslend at snet.net
Tue Apr 24 11:25:08 EDT 2007

I was led to believe that Americal/Gryphon are out of business.
Is that true or are they still making decals?
You mention their decals in your site with reference to the Roden kit. Did 
they come with the kit or did you use decals from an older Americal/Gryphon 
P.S. By the way, I have a 1/48 scale sheet of Americal/Gryphon decals (#132 
Storks)  running on ebay right now. I work in 1/32 so I can't use it.
Unfortunately, I have none of the booklets that come with the decals.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clarence Wentzel" <cewentzel at yahoo.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:32 AM
Subject: [WWI] Re Laminating Propellors

> Hi Graham,
> I have been pleased with my method of painting laminated wood props.
> First, I paint the prop a wood color.  I use Model Masters #1735.  Then, I 
> apply thin strips of masking tape along the prop.
> Finally, I spray a coat of a darker color.  I use Model Masters Leather. 
> A realistic appearance results.
> Check out my web site at http://www.geocities.com/cewentzel/Oeffag.html 
> for photos.
> I build 1/72 scale.  If you build larger scale, you might want to also 
> Future the prop and then add a light coat of oil paint brushed to show 
> wood grain.
> Clare
> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:23:53 +0100 (BST)
> From: Graham Rainey <boombangwallop at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: [WWI] laminating propellors
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Message-ID: <690697.74346.qm at web25510.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
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> Hey,
>  Anyone got any tips on how to paint laminations on propellors when
> you have
>  a shaky hand? I can't seem to get the lines straight and the idea of
> masking
>  a prop is daunting and fiddly.. Even at 1:48. Help?!
>  Graham
> Visit "Clare's Corner" at;http://www.geocities.com/cewentzel/
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