|Aug 01, 2012, 08:10 PM|
need foam touch up advice (sapac eurofighter)
people, im on my way to purchase this sapac eurofighter from a buddy of mines locally. its got scuffs here & there and i have 0% knowledge on how to treat these wounds.
im in love with this breed of edf's. i chose this over HL's 90mm eurofighter.
just any advice like preparation, type of paint safe for foam.
i dont know what type of foam sapac's models are.
|Aug 02, 2012, 11:54 AM|
Dings and dents in edges are quite simple to sort.
Very small unsightly hangar rash can be sorted with dabs of Hot glue .. wet finger / wet flat stick to smooth / flatten.
Slightly larger or where a moulded item has been worn / broken away such as a wing fence ... these are replaced by cutting area out as a square. Get closed cell foam and cut a block to fit that cut-out. Shape, sand, seal and paint.
Dents in surfaces can either be raised by hot water or again the cut-out and fill with closed cell foam, shape, sand, seal and paint.
Where appendages have been broken of - such as missiles etc. These are best remade in laminated form to give better strength and then cocktail stick + glue fitted. The laminations has runs of glue through adding that strength.
The trick is to get foam that is easy to work with ......... house insulation closed cell Pink / Blue foam is ideal. You can buy in thin sheets or thick wide blocks.
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