RE: [space-modelers] Renaissance Foil Field Test (was: RE Another alternative for duplicating gold foil?)
- I used Renaissance Foil Copper on my NEAR a few years ago. I found that you need to paint to surface to be foiled a color similar to that of the Foil. Then those little "crinkles and non-foil places" will have the background color behind them. Does look like Kapton, I think, especially after applying Gloss Cote. If you don't over coat the Foil, it comes off when handeled.
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Sent: Fri 12/30/2005 8:54 AM
Subject: [space-modelers] Renaissance Foil Field Test (was: RE Another alternative for duplicating gold foil?)
I tried out the Renaissance foil that I've had sitting
around forever and found out that it you actually can
As Keith McNeil and I thought, the gold leaf on the
back is designed to seperate from the carrier film.
However, the application instructions tell you to
apply the foil to the tacky dry adhesive, burnish it
down, and immediately remove the film leaving the gold
I applied the foil to a 1/144 shuttle cargo bay that I
left out of a build and it worked just fine. I used
Uhu glue to afix the foil applying it over the wet
glue and allowed it to dry overnight. When I tested
it this morning it was firmly attached and I really
had to pull to seperate it from the plastic, I worried
that the leaf would not allow the foil to bond.
I did notice one drawback. When I was crinkling the
foil before I applied it, small bits of the leaf did
seperate leaving clearish spots in the film. However
once I applied it, these weren't really noticable. If
you or anyone else is interested, I can post a picture
of the end result.
Bottom line is that it looks like we have another
option for modeling Kapton.
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I've been watching the new Spacecraft Films Mercury set. On disk 3,
with the MA test flights, there are several shots of the capsule being
lowered onto the adapter. In each of these, the adapter appears to be
natural aluminum inside, with a matt or satin finish. It strikes me
as being NMF, not aluminum paint.
BTW, the set is outstanding. Anyone with an interest in Mercury
should get it! (No, I don't work for Mark, I just lie awake nights
waiting for his next set to be released :-) )
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gary gilmore" <glgilmore@h...>
> Now for a question to the group - anyone know what the inside of the
> section looks like? From FTETTM, the spacecraft adapter on theRedstone was
> gold. Is that true of the Atlas adapter?