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May 02, 2012, 05:32 PM
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May 04, 2012, 12:53 PM
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FancyFoam 42" YAK-54


Painted with SpectraTex through a Badger 150 airbrush.
May 04, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RightcoastRC
Figured I would contribute my first paint job to this thread, a 42" Sbach 342 from Fancy Foam.

SpectraTex paints were used here, out of my PEAK X3 brushes.

Now what kind of pressures are you guys out there using for painting this stuff? i sprayed this at 30-40 psi and the whole place was fogged up in no time, thinking of trying a much lower pressure, like hard surface painters do, around 10 psi, I'll have to reduce the paint some though.
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May 18, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RightcoastRC
Figured I would contribute my first paint job to this thread, a 42" Sbach 342 from Fancy Foam.

SpectraTex paints were used here, out of my PEAK X3 brushes.

Now what kind of pressures are you guys out there using for painting this stuff? i sprayed this at 30-40 psi and the whole place was fogged up in no time, thinking of trying a much lower pressure, like hard surface painters do, around 10 psi, I'll have to reduce the paint some though.
I spray at about 20-30 psi on my Badger set up and use a 20" box fan with an A/C return filter in front to catch the overspray. Works pretty good.
May 26, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by carr52
I just tried to paint a piece of EPP foam with cheap rattle can spray paint from Wal Wart and it looks like a winner. It didn't melt, yet. I'll check it in the morning. I know EPP is some tuff stuff but I didn't know you could paint it with spray paint. Live and learn.

Tom
I've been using RCStyro rattle cans and templates with some good results. It would be nice to find something cheaper though.
May 26, 2012, 09:37 AM
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I've been using RCStyro rattle cans and templates with some good results. It would be nice to find something cheaper though.
You can paint EPP with just about any paint you want. I have yet to damage or melt epp with paint. Most use a water base acrylic in their air brush setups.

Depron is another story. You must be very careful and test on scrap foam when trying out new paints.
May 26, 2012, 11:52 AM
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very cool paint jobs. and thanks for the tips adreher.
May 26, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WMParkFlyer
You can paint EPP with just about any paint you want. I have yet to damage or melt epp with paint. Most use a water base acrylic in their air brush setups.

Depron is another story. You must be very careful and test on scrap foam when trying out new paints.
and I think the major feature of the air brush use is the soap and water clean up
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Jun 01, 2012, 05:47 AM
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Three D view of a TA152


Hi! What a good idea! I'm just starting scatch-building foamies, and will be looking deeper into your brilliant techniques for finishing etc.
I want to locate a three-dimensional view of a Focke-Wulf TA152, especially showing the wing chords etc. I have one but the lines are blurred,and I don't know how to sharpen them up!
If anyone could help with these requests/info, that would be great,thank you everyone,
Den Moran, Abertawe (Swansea),Wales
Jun 01, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by denvoyager
Hi! What a good idea! I'm just starting scatch-building foamies, and will be looking deeper into your brilliant techniques for finishing etc.
I want to locate a three-dimensional view of a Focke-Wulf TA152, especially showing the wing chords etc. I have one but the lines are blurred,and I don't know how to sharpen them up!
If anyone could help with these requests/info, that would be great,thank you everyone,
Den Moran, Abertawe (Swansea),Wales
have you searched through this thread?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557457
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Jun 01, 2012, 09:18 AM
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I am painting my EzFlyer and the bottom half is blue. I want to paint the call signs on the blue fuselage but was not sure what color would stand out and still look good. Would orange be the best? Thanks, Chris
Jun 01, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Here is a photo of my latest paint scheme. I used an Iwata eclipse airbrush, createx paint with poster board templates.

The plane is the Fancy Foam Fenix v2.

Plane on left is Depron, Plane on right is EPP

aerolite
Jun 15, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by aerolite
Here is a photo of my latest paint scheme. I used an Iwata eclipse airbrush, createx paint with poster board templates.

The plane is the Fancy Foam Fenix v2.

Plane on left is Depron, Plane on right is EPP

aerolite
Very nice.


Does anyone know what adapter size compressed cans for airbrushing use?


I need to know if I should order a hose with 1/4 and 1/8 fittings, or 1/8 on both.
Jul 02, 2012, 06:15 PM
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not quite a yak


This is my Hailstorm. did a puple melt on the bottom side, I wish I had covered the dull pink with a different color.. oh well looks ok still.
Jul 06, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Apple Barrel & FolkArt


I found Apple Barrel and FolkArt acrylic ($.57 & $.97 respectively) at Walmart today. Can these be used in an airbrush? Are they a good choice for epp?


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