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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:10 PM
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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.
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 12:54 PM
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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.

Old Aug 02, 2012, 10:33 PM
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fantastic nigel! im set! thanks

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