Claiming a more uniform finish, Bill Itter, Stamford, Conn., applies
thinned color dope to Silkspan prior to regular doping. Final color
coats follow. Especially helpful with light colors.
Jess Brewer, Winter Haven, Florida, discovered "Rubber Mold" in art
supply store; used it successfully for easy masking on model surfaces
for two-color finishes. Use two coats, he advises.
Effective modelers' punch-drill is gadget of G. A. Wilson, Walpole,
Mass. Brass tube has serrated edge, is spun between fingers. Cuts cleanly
through balsa and thin plywood.
Improvement on radial mount previously printed is this idea by Roman
Szalek, LaSalle, Ill. Plywood reinforcements provide landing gear grooves;
mount flanges secure wire in place.
Got a new idea for construction, adjustment or operation of model
planes, boats or R/c? "AM" pays $10 for each "hint & kink" used.
Send rough sketch and description to Sketchbook, c/o American Modeler,
575 Madison Ave., New York 22. N. Y. Please note that because of the
very large number of submissions, none can be returned to the sender.