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Old 09-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #41
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Re: My Balsa USA 1/4 Scale Neiuport 17 Build

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Nice looking model, very impressive. Hope you don't mind it I solicit some advice?

I am building a SE5a and starting to think about how to cover it. Should I use Koverall and paint it or use Solartex? What are your thoughts, what are you going to do? Here are the pros / cons as I see them.

Pro - lighter (bi-planes are tail heavy to start)
- a better finish if it is done right
Con - lots of dopeing and painting
- would have to buy an airbrush kit

Pro - easier to use, already have the skill set
Con - heavier
- may get "shadows" as the different colours are placed next to each other (see picture). Think the stripes on the rudder.

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