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Oct 15, 2003, 01:49 PM
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what I learned about the tiger moth today

#1--krylon color "sun yellow" spray paint is a perfect color match to the moth's existing paint.

#2--krylon spray paint melts styrofaom............#$%#%^$%&$%!!!!!!!
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Oct 15, 2003, 01:57 PM
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Yikes!!! Guess I can add to your list:

#3 ALWAYS test paint on scrap matierial (foam, balsa, etc) first!
Oct 15, 2003, 02:15 PM
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Re: what I learned about the tiger moth today

Originally posted by flyingjibus
#1--krylon color "sun yellow" spray paint is a perfect color match to the moth's existing paint.

#2--krylon spray paint melts styrofaom............#$%#%^$%&$%!!!!!!!

I found a color very close at Wal-Mart. It's no good for large areas, but does touch-ups pretty well.
Oct 15, 2003, 04:05 PM
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I want pictures of that melted moth!!!!
Oct 16, 2003, 01:51 PM
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well luckily I was interuppted by my pops comin over and saying "is that krylon?" I said "yes" he said "STOP!" it was nothin that a little foam filler didn't I just need some safe paint that matches and will go thru my airbrush. I was very sad for about an hour tho.
Oct 16, 2003, 02:13 PM
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yellow zagi tape is a nice match. It does a better job of holding the plane together that paint does too.
Oct 16, 2003, 03:21 PM
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Just a thought. I'm sure people will get sick of reading this. Yellow seam binding tape that seamstresses use works well in areas that need extra strength. You can either use odorless CA or epoxy. It turns out about has hard as fiberglass but lighter. The best part is that it comes in a bunch of colors. The yellow almost matches the TM. I put it around the areas where the wing hold downs go and to brace the area around the landing gear. It makes the area very strong. If an area breaks, it can hold it together like a champ. It works as well on balsa as it does on foam.

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Oct 16, 2003, 07:34 PM
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So, what is the exact name of this seam tape and where would one obtain it?

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Oct 16, 2003, 08:34 PM worry?

Banana :D

Try Apple Barrel #20219 Banana Yellow acrylic, available at most art and craft stores. Thin about 40-50% with water to run through your airbrush.

Oct 17, 2003, 04:28 PM
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cool, workin on the wing wires right now........

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