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Removing Film

Like many modelers I have found that removing covering film can be challenging. Even when using heat, the color and adhesive layers often separate from the film, leaving fragments that have been difficult to remove. Ordinary packing tape comes to our rescue. Peal off a length of tape, burnish down onto the model. The color and adhesive bond to the wood is not as strong as to the tape, and so they come right up with the tape when you lift it off.

Submitted by Scott Whatley, Orange Park, FL

Illustrations by David Baker