[WWI] vac wings

Tom Mason tom.mason at charter.net
Thu Feb 8 22:52:44 EST 2007

The thinnest vacs I have seen and have are Airframe. They are paper thin.

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From: "iban" <ibancorp at tds.net>
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Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [WWI] vac wings

> what thickness of plastic sheet are vacs usually made of?  or does it vary 
> completely?
> iban (asking vacuous questions, because he has a vacuum in his head 
> regarding vacuform kits)
> Douglas Anderson wrote:
>> My experience with vac-form is 1/72. I left the lower wing as it looked 
>> thin enough. I have not built a 1/48 vac yet, so wouldn't bae able to 
>> tell you. I guess I might try and fill it out to give it more of a 
>> correct profile, probably with a filler.
>> tracy hancock <atlporkchop at yahoo.com> wrote:  since the subject of vacs 
>> is being discussed...
>> what are your feelings about the lower side of vac
>> wings? Do most of you leave them as is or do you fill
>> out the concave surface in some way? Any preferred
>> methods?
>> I'm somewhere in the middle, I like the representation
>> of the thinness of the wing, but think it doesn't
>> represent the proper profile of the actual
>> construction of the wing.
>> Does size matter? Would you leave it alone on a
>> fighter or two seater but do some adjusting on a
>> bomber wing?
>> Curious to hear some opinions.
>> cheers, tracy
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