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keep a papermodel in good condition? Answered

I've just finished a paper model boat, it's a fishing boat with a lot of small detail, and especially rigging with thread. can anyone suggest any ways to keep it from getting broken/ and i don't mean, 'make sure you don't sit on it' or something, but maybe a spray on adhesive that would keep all the joints stiff, but wouldn't damage the paper.

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BurfBest Answer (author)2011-10-19

Give it several very light coats of clear acrylic spray. Wait until each coat is dry before applying the next or the paper will become saturated and will look wet.

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caarntedd (author)2011-10-19

+1 Burf. Also post a pic of the boat, or how about an instructable on how to preserve a paper model?

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the poodleo (author)caarntedd2011-10-20

thanks. ill post pics soon.

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the poodleo (author)the poodleo2011-10-30

hers some pics of the boat

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frollard (author)2011-10-19

I would think a spray varnish would be the way to go - others might have more specific ideas...

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