Glassine paper?

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Glassine paper?

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Hi I was thinking of buying some glassine paper but I don't know if it will work as a test paper for complex representational models, any help is appreciated.
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Depends on the quality of the glassine and the way the model is folded. I think glassine is best used as a test paper, since it cannot be shaped at all. But it is not good at all at pulling hard to reach layers and closed sinks.
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The only things I've ever seen pictures of that was folded from glassine were tessellations. I've never used glassine myself, but from what I've heard about it, it wouldn't work well for much of anything representational.
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As I said, it folds very well and is thin, so good for most high-intermediate to low-complex models. The only reason why people seen to dislike glassine is because it is transparent and doesn't allow shaping. But the transparency disappears when more layers come together. And if by test paper you mean paper used to test the folding sequence of a model so you won't get stuck while using good paper, I think you don't need any shaping for glassine. So, I love glassine and I say you should give it a try! Also, some models, like the Komatsu and Maekawa stuff, do not require too much shaping, if any. So glassine is very good at these models.
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The glassine I get is like a thick version of tracing paper--I personally like the look of the paper. It works for models that need a bit more of rigidity to stand up or keep shape.
For example, my fold of Forcher's Fox: http://fav.me/d3juhw7 (image below)
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Also, like Alexorigami said, it's useful for models that don't need a lot of shaping, though I've found that it can shape to a certain extent (dry-fold wise).
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Also, I have discovered that it withstands excellent shaping(wet-finishing) when a lot of layers are stacked together. Check out my Pegasus(Kamiya):
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I tried the same thing on the Coelophysis, but the result isn't great( I assume it is due to the few layers of the body, back and tail)
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Thanks everyone!! This has helped a lot
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Can you paint glassine paper?
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Sorry for dredging up an old topic.
Anyone have a good source for buying glassine? I saw that origamishop has some, but right now they only have 50 and 70 cm sheets in stock, which you can buy one at a time. I'm looking for a pack of many sheets of 10-14 inch glassine, preferably colored.

Please let me know if you have a reliable source for a colored pack of glassine, or even glassine in general.

Thanks!
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Check out the Origami.me Paper guide:: https://origami.me/paper/ Don't know if it is reliable, though. It has a link.
P.S. If you are looking for larger( I don't know if you'll find color) you can find big rolls.
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Tankoda wrote:Please let me know if you have a reliable source for a colored pack of glassine, or even glassine in general.
Kim's Crane has 42 gsm glassine paper in a wide variety of colors. Hope that helps!
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Awesome, thank y'all! Both of those are very helpful. What about vellum? I think there are slight distinctions between glassine, vellum, and kite paper (although I'm not sure the details??) but if anyone could enlighten me to a source or the differences, again it would be greatly appreciated!!

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