[WWI] Re Laminating Propellors

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 24 12:02:43 EDT 2007

A/G ceased operations at the end of 2006, unfortunately.


>From: "Stephen Auslender" <auslend at snet.net>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Re Laminating Propellors
>Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:25:08 -0400
>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.
>>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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>>  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
>>  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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