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Model Boat from Paper Mache
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:09:02 AM »

 :-)I have made a balsa plug of a rowing boat and I now want to create the actual boat from paper Mache.
Having tried using torn newspaper and flower/water paste, when fully dried it does not come away from the plug without tearing.
Anyone got any suggestions or do you think a plug could be formed from Plasticine.
Many thanks,
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 10:22:29 AM »

Make sure your plug is highly polished on top of the 2 pack gloss paint you should be using, then give the plug a mist spraying of Trex or another sprayable cooking oil.  ok2
As you're making paper hulls and not fibreglass, the plug surface doesn't need to be like a mirror, but it helps.
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 10:34:04 AM »

Another option: wrap the plug with clingfilm.
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 11:24:54 AM »


.... or a wax.
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 11:55:11 AM »

Vasaline always works for me  :-))
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 01:12:44 PM »

Any of the above should work, but remember that flour/water paste was what was used pre-polycell to fasten wallpaper to walls, so a layer of something is needed.
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 05:23:20 PM »

All the release ideas are excellent :} It is Mayhem after all!

Suggestion for glue:  use diluted emulsion paint - its an acrylic and when hard is waterproof thereafter

and with a gold-coloured* coat


*my style advisor buys matchpots - I get to use them up
Came out very well, but I confess that I used a layer of epoxy/finishing cloth for the final  (outside) layer



In fact you can use any glue, so long as you waterproof well enough
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 07:13:24 PM »

 :-)) :-))Just as I thought. If you want an answer to a question on models, Non better than members of Mayhem Forum. Thanks a lot Guys.
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Re: Model Boat from Paper Mache
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 08:00:41 PM »

That looks great ,very well done .
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