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Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture?
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Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture?
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    1. Kit: , by (Member) Zonic2001 is offline
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      For small scales (1/20 and 1/24) in the past, I used surgical tape but is not the right texture for fiberglass. Fiberglass arrangement of fibers is more distorted than the precise surgical tape fiber arrangement. Can anyone knows how to? Thanks for reading my post.
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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Zonic...I'm assuming that you are looking to recreate the look of the "unfinished" or "raw" side of a fiber glass panel?

    If so, (depending on the scale you're working with)..why not just use the real deal? Fiberglass matt is available in some fairly fine meshes these days - random and woven.
    Simply cut to fit and either adhere it to the backside of the panel or lay it over wet paint......when the adhesive dries, paint it and give it a coat flat clear to seal it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Garrett View Post
    Zonic...I'm assuming that you are looking to recreate the look of the "unfinished" or "raw" side of a fiber glass panel?

    If so, (depending on the scale you're working with)..why not just use the real deal? Fiberglass matt is available in some fairly fine meshes these days - random and woven.
    Simply cut to fit and either adhere it to the backside of the panel or lay it over wet paint......when the adhesive dries, paint it and give it a coat flat clear to seal it.
    To start with, I haven't worked with fiberglass before and haven't seen fiberglass matt in its raw texture. I have seen fiberglass on 1:1 Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? cars I raced tho. But don't you think that the 1:1 Does anyone knows how to do simulate "fiberglass" texture? fibers will be too large for the 1/24 or 1/20 scale?


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  3. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Perhaps when working with the little cars Zonick you might try try one of the "textured paints" on the market these days or dabbing on some thick paint with a stiff bristle brush.
    Using the actual glass matt is okay for large cars which is usually what we work with here at SMC.......these are just suggestions as I don't normally build much under 1/12th.
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    To simulate raw fiberglass, you can use your own hair (or baby hair) mixed with varnish.
    Last edited by jfonticobal; 12-13-13 at 12:08 AM.
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