PARIS skins up with Rizlas and dope

Well, tissue paper and PVA...

All well and good, but the model makers among you will be aware just how fragile this covering is - far too fragile to survive an ascent to 20,000 metres.

Why not add another layer of tissue paper then? Not a good idea, since although it looks plausible-ish from the outside...

The structure with a second layer of tissue paper applied

...the inner face tells a different story:

The inside view of the two-ply skin, showing wrinkling

Okay then, we thought, let's apply three plys of tissue paper in a single operation:

Three layers of tissue paper applied at once over frame

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