Tarps from Masks....possibly ?

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    Had a thought this arvo.
    These disposable masks that we have had to wear for Covid are made from interesting material that might be useful for wagon tarps.


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    Once you cut the banding from the top, bottom and sides, you are the presented with three layers of thin material that, once airbrushed, would look like a canvas tarp.


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    There are various methods on YouTube for producing tarps, so this material may be worth a try for any of you considering making your own.
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    :scratchchin::thumbs:

    Ian vt
     
  3. Chris Doroszenko

    Chris Doroszenko Lost in the spare room Full Member

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    Geez I would burn mine after I been wearing one...lol
     
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  4. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Probably a good idea to get rid of the old ones Chris, but you could use a new one for tarps.....:scratchchin:
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  5. Chris Doroszenko

    Chris Doroszenko Lost in the spare room Full Member

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    I have seen tissue paper being used for tarps...the trick is to wet it with iso alcohol and let it settle over a load then set it with white glue.
    Never tried it myself but it was said, the finer the paper product the better the result.
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes that`s right Chris,
    Plus there are other methods out there, you can even use plain A4 paper printed as tarps and them crumple the life out it to give you a used effect.
    An example attached
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  7. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I have used tissue paper although not the tissue paper used for facial tissues, in the past (30 years ago...) to cover one of my HGM/HGX bogie open wagons. It worked well. I bent a piece of wire up first to sit inside the wagon and the ends were glued into position. The tissue paper was draped over the top and wetted with a ballast solution. After this dried, I trimmed the lower edges and added cotton as ropes/tie downs with a spot of super glue. This was then painted with a wash of colour and let dry.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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