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PostSubject: Headlining   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:09 am

A quick 'n' dirty headling tutorial.

1) Put your masking tape- onto a non stick, clean surface & paint it. I used cheap auto store enamel rattle cans. Matt white here.
  I let it dry for about 30 minutes. I've tried water based paint, but it swells the tape,so oil based its the way to go.


2) Apply the  a section of tape to the roof, its a little fiddley to align but you'll manage. I used a finger to push it down on in the corners.

3) Carefully ( not like my effort) trim the tape around the window openings. I use a scapel with a curved blade since a pointed one wants to lift the
tape, if you start trimming at the edge of the tape.

4) Getting there. You'll need to allow space around the window openings so the glue can work plastic to plastic. Or you could try PVA between the
'glass' and the tape.

5) Done. I used pencil to simulate the seams in the headliner.

6) As we'd see it on a finished model. It's possible to do the job with the 'glass' installed too, but the thickness of the glass can cause the tape to
wrinkle. Might be possible to taper the 'glass' edges to avoid that issue. Any gaps alone the top of the windscreen can be hidden by some plastic card
sunvisors & the interior mirror.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlining   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 2:47 pm

Nice tutorial. That's an area many of us ignore because of its difficulty in viewing.
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PostSubject: Re: Headlining   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 6:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Headlining   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 1:06 am

I like it Chris. Going to give it a try on my next model.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlining   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 2:40 am

That's cool, going to give that a try on may be a 16th scale

Thanks for posting this Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Headlining   Sun 19 Apr 2015, 11:15 pm

Hi Mr W,

Many thanks for sharing this, I have always used the cloth band-aid type stuff, but this method looks so much easier...

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