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View Poll Results: How much foam do you consume?
1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
4 or more bundles per month 11 4.49%
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Oct 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
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We certainly would be in trouble trying to sell the product here at a reasonable price. Shipping from the USA and then adding our horrendous internal postal charges make it a tough proposition.
Also a distributor would need to cover expenses and make a small profit.
Hmmm...
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Oct 12, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiskers
The only MPF in Oz has been cut and glued and approved.
I officially proclaim it to be Good Stuff.
Out of curiosity, what was your final cost after shipping/tax/etc/etc?

Does the US have any military down there? Shipping through an APO might be beneficial..
Oct 12, 2012, 06:27 PM
treefinder
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See, I told ya we'd be in trouble!
Oct 12, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Lawn Dart, I received a gift of the Good Stuff from someone who will remain nameless.
Suffice to say he is the greatest exponent of One Sheet Design in the known universe.
He is also noted for a certain propensity to deposit models into large perennial woody plants.
Last edited by Whiskers; Oct 12, 2012 at 07:46 PM. Reason: Changed "sample" to "gift." A much appreciated gift too.
Oct 12, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiskers
The only MPF in Oz has been cut and glued and approved.
I officially proclaim it to be Good Stuff.
Pics or it didnt happen ....
Oct 12, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I get a pic when a visitor goes home and takes her stupid dogs with her.
It's really not very interesting, but the MPF is ideal for this little project.
Also used in this is $tree foam which is not normally available here either.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiskers
I get a pic when a visitor goes home and takes her stupid dogs with her.
It's really not very interesting, but the MPF is ideal for this little project.
Also used in this is $tree foam which is not normally available here either.
Are you waiting for the dog to get out of your MPF dog house which you built for when Mrs Whiskers put you there ?
Oct 12, 2012, 10:09 PM
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All is sweetness and light on the domestic front.
I intend to place the plane on the grass for this photography, but these dogs would render that a risky, nay foolhardy, thing to do.
Oct 13, 2012, 07:56 PM
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OK, I am responding to the challenge to show that some MPF has found its way to OZ.
I'm engaged in a big reno of what was once a RTF 42" MX2.
Wanting more wing area on it, I chopped off the front 1/3 of the wing and replaced 'taper' with 'parallel.'
Then I made built up $tree ailerons of considerably larger size, and as the wing is a fair bit bigger I added area on the tail in the form of MPF extensions. thin brown paper is WBPU stuck over the join.
Oct 13, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Woohoo use it sparingly . Ive been using up some of my MPF seconds that i got way back . Hopefully whats in my head comes out in my boys halloween costume Name: IMG_4556-Optimized.jpg
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Supposed to look like a camaro , we'll see once its sanded and painted . Its also going to split ( transform ) into 5 possible 6 pieces ....... i hope

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Oct 13, 2012, 09:13 PM
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I see that MPF is on the JR event vendors list. Will you be selling individual sheets?

Azarr
Oct 13, 2012, 09:46 PM
treefinder
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Graham: An excellent use of the rare materials! Gonna have to get noggin cam vid of her flying now!

Chris: Way cool! transformer? Much better than the robot I did for myself from cardboard boxes back in Lesseee..... 1958? No foam then!

Re singles, I'm sure we will! We'll have boxes for those who want them, and split up a box or several for singles as needed.
Oct 14, 2012, 11:02 AM
just Some Useless Geek
Chris, if that's a Camaro then I'm the king of France. I've had six (!) Camaros, the last of which I never thought I'd own. I needed something with a large storage space to carry bicycles without disassembling them, and the Camaro was the only car -- not station wagon, not SUV, not truck -- that could fit the bill.

Now I use my car to carry many airplanes simultaneously. Very handy for that.
Oct 14, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Well your highness once its painted yellow and black it will be enough of a camaro for a 6 year old

I know now i should have built the car first and then fit it to him . I made all the pieces to fit on him and then tried to skin a car on that which is a real pain .
Oct 14, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Chris,
With the painted on details everyone will get the picture.

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