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Making curtains for 1/48 Scale U-552
Columbia26
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 01:40 PM UTC
I would like any suggestions on what could be used to make bed curtain's used in the beds of U-boats?
Grauwolf
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 09:11 AM UTC
You can use Kleenex type tissue. Soak it in a 50/50 mix of white glue and water then let it partially dry. At that point, create the necessary pleats and once done, let it dry
completely, paint and install.

Other options create the curtains using A&B epoxy sculpting putty such as:
Mulliput, Green Stuff or Apoxy Sculpt.

Cheers,
Columbia26
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 03:27 PM UTC
I tried the first method didn't quite like it maybe I'll give it another try.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 10:41 PM UTC
Although this example is for armour modelling, maybe this product from VMS can be helpful:

https://www.vms-supplies.com/vms-paper-shaper

HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 11:35 AM UTC

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Although this example is for armour modelling, maybe this product from VMS can be helpful:



You can do the same thing using thinned PVA glue (Elemer's School Glue or the likes). I bet their product is just that.
Columbia26
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 05:00 PM UTC
Thanks Gino, I actually like that idea better than others I will give that a try.


Any ideas on making hammocks on the form?