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Nov 01, 2002, 05:11 PM
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Theraforming zepron..Lets kick it up a Notch

I have been building plastic models for about 30 years now...
And I allways wanted a faster way to make real micro scale Fyling models with out Spending tons of time Carveing shapeing and sanding etc etc at home and not speding 100.00 dollars on a good looking kit to only get one.........There are about 100,000 1/48 scale and 1/32 scale models....for Our takeing...

This is a 1/48 scale f-16 made by revell
Can you see what I see : )

More on how to build the table and process later

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Nov 01, 2002, 05:23 PM
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I'm pretty sure that is how fantastic models builds their stuff...
I just didn't get around to trying it yet...nice work

Nov 01, 2002, 05:32 PM
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I think every thing besides the vacume cost me like 40.00 $
Ya can get it at lowes or Home depo
Nov 01, 2002, 05:33 PM
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Nov 01, 2002, 05:35 PM
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This is just 1 inch round nipple pipe a base.....and the vacume
reducer thingy....
Nov 01, 2002, 05:38 PM
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wrong pic my bad
O and my little Kitty that loves to tare up my stuff : (
Nov 01, 2002, 05:49 PM
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How are you heating the foam?
Nov 01, 2002, 05:57 PM
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just a kitchen oven....250 to 300 degree's...Put the Virgin zepron
in....Watch the Ripple's Come out of it.....Right before it starts to kinda sag............slam it down on the Vacum table....O Ps.....make sure you vacume on hehhe I forgot a couple of time's
But the good thing is you can heat this stuff back up..

Nov 01, 2002, 06:06 PM
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Where d yu get the zepron, and hove thick is it? Is it like Depron, with the plastic over the foam?
Nov 01, 2002, 06:15 PM
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Nov 01, 2002, 06:40 PM
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1/32 scale mig....Made by trumpter I dunno if you guys can see
What that scale read's but its less then a gram....for the f-16
crazy......I think my scale if off a gram.....Im waiting for my new
one to come in
Some one way a U.S Quater and tell me what it's

Nov 01, 2002, 07:43 PM
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A quarter weighs 6 grams on my scale.

Is that .06, .09 or .12 size? Zepron or II?

Very cool looking. I could make a foam shell for my rc cars that way too. I've been wanting to make one that looked pretty real but didn't take a lot of work because I am assuming it will get smashed. Maybe even on purpose in sim-derby.
Nov 01, 2002, 07:51 PM
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Zerpon 2......I Tried 2 us quaters 5 grams My scale is off
I Dunno if This would be good for a car body....its way to thin after
forming......Unless you want to see it blow up......hmm that be kinda kewl

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Nov 01, 2002, 07:52 PM
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This is one of the most interesting developments I have seen on the zone.

What is the size of your setup? I wonder how larger wings by themselves would do since they would have a larger area without the holes.

With some sort of insulated box over the entire aparatus we could pump in hot air from a heat gun and get past the limits of the oven.

I will have to try this with the split F3. It can be a similar thickness, but from my experiments it does not react to heat in the same way.
Nov 01, 2002, 07:56 PM
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Lots of people have been baking bluecor (f3). Hippo made frisbee's with an oven mold.


"......Unless you want to see it blow up......"

Uh, yea, that would be one of the goals Foamie derby.

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