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Stackbarrel16 wrote:A frame and a roll of butcher paper is much easier to pattern on.
No, it isn't. I've tried it. Have you?
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For years and years. Steel frame at the club, attach paper with clothes pins.
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I have in fact done hundreds of shotgun patterns if not a couple thousand. On steel plates, cardboard and butcher paper. Over an expanded steel backer on steel posts, on a cardboard backer on wood posts.
Butcher paper/packing paper etc. done on an expanded steel backer is the easiest way. It would also be substantially lighter than a plate you can actually pattern large shot on.
I accept you don't like the easy or simple way all that often. :D
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The reason for the metal plate, is that your assistant stands behind and steps out and takes digital photos and paints up the plate between shots.
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Is there much turn over in assistants?
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I know a couple I would like to use.
I think you mean "tumblers"
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