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wardog06 Apr 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

this may already be answered but search function doesn't work for me
looking at getting some 1/600 scale jet fighter aircraft with weapons attached,ok wsf more flexibility for handling but can have lines from printing etc ,other types like fud better detail etc but how about handling abuse??

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

WSF is very porous and grainy. I take a 50/50 solution of water and white glue (PVA) and apply several coats (letting each coat dry betwixt coats). This eventually makes the surface smoother and will allow paints to adhere.

FUD is a better surface to work with, although a smidge of the details are lost. FUD typically costs more.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

I find that WSF is almost indestructible. I use it for 1:144 scale aircraft and 1:100 scale tanks. Detail can be lacking because of the limitations of the material.

FUD is great for smaller scales like 1:285 and 1:600. I would use this for your aircraft. It is brittle and will break, but the detail is much better.

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