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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:37 AM
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I use poster board from the local craft store. Cheap, and can be used many times. I also use washers for weight to hold down the patterns.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
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adreher,
I'm sure you covered this in the last 111 pages but what material did you use for making your stencel. I know you used craytex paint and i just wanted to make sure it was the same stufff as fascolor. I use it on my car bodies and wanted to make sure it would work on depron. thanks for your time and you have done a great job on this thread.
I work at a school, so I actually laminate poster board and use that. It let's me use the templates many times. If you use just poster board it can start to curl up on you, but if you do multiple light coats it will work better than if you drench it in paint.

Don't know fascolor, as long as it is water based you will be fine.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
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looks great!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the response. I will let you know how it works.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:19 AM
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with the cold weather hitting and having to get some kits painted I finally made a paint booth. I did a very crude job to just fulfill a specific large order but it worked out surprisingly well and with a tweak or two will become a long term solution.

Our house has a 45 degree offset attached garage which gives our basement a weird corner with 45 degree walls. I decided to put my booth in there and hung dropcloths on the wall and fully surrounding the area. I had a large 30"x40"x24" box I got some EPP in that I decided to use. I got a 20"x20" furnace filter at WalMart and cut an 18x18 hole in the bottom to attach it. Since I didn't know how effective it would be, I just duct taped it in place (this will be upgraded to a frame that they can be slid into and out of for replacements) Behind the filter I put a 20" square box fan sucking air though the filter and out into the corner. I duct taped the fan in place also to create a good seal. This will get upgraded also. My painting is with a fan detail brush through stencils mostly and what I have found is the exhaust pressure of the box works very well to suck the overspray into the filter and I am seeing no paint on the dropcloths behind it. I am using water-based Createx so there is no fire hazard from the fumes so this works very well for me. I don't think I would use it with anything with flammable fumes. I think the furnace filter was $6-8 and the box fan was one that needed replacing cosmetically from the bedroom so total cost of this experiment was really minimal. I know there has been discussions here about having a booth area, this seems like a very viable, quick and dirty solution

Picture 1: This is the paint booth sitting on a workmate pointed into the corner with dropcloths tacked to the ceiling

Picture 2: This shows the lighting I put in so I can see what I am doing. I might cut windows into the box and add side lighting but for the most part I paint in FRONT of the booth and there is enough inflow to collect the overspray
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 03:15 PM
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A few planes I've been working on and thought you'd like to see
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:04 PM
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A few planes I've been working on and thought you'd like to see
I hate you...lol! Those are awesome man!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:19 AM
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I hate you...lol! Those are awesome man!
Thanks Hornetnz
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:49 AM
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garyholland:

The "Michelangelo" of foamy plane painting! Those are simply incredible. I hate you, too.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:57 AM
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The "Michelangelo" of foamy plane painting! Those are simply incredible. I hate you, too.

LOL


..... I'll take the hate mail as a compliment then
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:41 PM
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I like that design! What is it?

Oh, and I hate you too!

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:09 AM
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I like that design! What is it?

Oh, and I hate you too!

Nice to be popular

The plane is a Miss Piggy, which is designed by Winfried de Vries and an evolution from the Disney F3P. http://foamtoair.f3ascore.com/
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Nice work Gary!

Heres a combat wing I just finished up.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Awesome Dan... I hate you
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