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8.2.7 How Should I paint my glider?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

8.2.7 How Should I paint my glider?

Most competition models are not painted in a normal
sense. Many gliders are left totally unpainted. Some modelers
will color the model with magic marker or a thin layer of
model airplane dope for visibility. Others will apply a coat
or two of clear dope to prevent warping. I personally prefer
Japanese Tissue and dope (discussed later), as it adds both
strength and color to the model, at a very minimal weight
penalty.

Conventional finishing techniques of filler, primer, paint, and decals
should be left to models where glide performance is not a concern.

 

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