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  1. C

    Help! How can I paint this styrofoam model to look like the image?

    How to get such a high quality finish? Starting with Plain white styrofoam that the kit came in and ending with the below effect.
  2. Daniel Kezar

    Minwax and Paint on DTFB for Waterproofing

    i was wondering about people's experiences with minwax on dtfb for waterproofing. i have a couple varieties in the basement (one can of wood stain and one spray can kind) and a few projects that i want to waterproof so i can fly in winter. i want to see what works best and good ways to use it...
  3. P

    New Simple Scout with 3D printed parts and Vinyl decals...

    Here is a shot of my new Simple Scout with 3D printed cylinders, wheels, and pilot. I also did the vinyl decals myself. I'm very excited about what this new technology will bring to this hobby!
  4. Aretaic

    Automotive Paint (!/?)

    Just scratch built my second 4ch FT Simple Cub with pontoons, and I'm liking the finished product more than my first attempt - enough to want to paint it! So I'm not a veteran of the Flite Test community or anything (having only built two planes), but I do work as an automotive painter at a...
  5. Aretaic

    Hello Hello!

    Howdy - Just put together a 4ch FT Simple Cub and spent a rainy evening adjusting gimbals and programming my new QX7 tx. I've watched all the FT videos I can find, so here I am on the forums! I've always wanted to get into RC flight since I was a kid, but was only ever able to peruse the...
  6. Rames

    Natural Aluminum Finishes

    In preparation of painting my FT Sea Duck, I wanted a simple and effective way to produce a natural aluminum finish. Peter Sripol's method of sanding everything first produced excellent results; however, it is time consuming. I evaluated three enamel spray paints with and without primer. For...
  7. FoamyDM

    Stripes - What's your method?

    How do you add thin to med-width stripes on your build models? Marker Vinyl Cut Packing Tape Printed decal with Super77 Spray Paint - Masked Other The reason for my request: I have a few of my builds I want to add stripes to. Some fat. Some thin. As you may see in my profile/posts, I...
  8. tmack

    Help DTFB is warping after painting

    I am trying to paint flat sheets of Dollar Tree foam board. I am trying to dry brush acrylic very lightly and thinly. I thought about diluting it with 91% rubbing alcohol, but I think the paper on the foam board is shrinking after it drys and warping the board. Spray paint gets through the...
  9. nhk750

    Pre-painting foam board?

    I just finished my first Speed build kit, the Storch, using the water resistant foam board kit. I painted it with Bin Zinzer sealer then Rustolium and it came out kinda rough. I didn't care to much anyway as this is my first foam board plane and it is going to be a trainer, so it looks ok for a...
  10. 8

    FT Toothless Sparrow

    Recently I have been trying to get my wife into my new hobby. I built us a couple of FT Sparrows and was contemplating a paint scheme. I was thinking stripes or simple patterns when she suggested something much cooler. Toothless, the nightfury dragon from the "How to train your dragon" movie...
  11. dmaximob

    Minwax Question

    Hey all, I am using minwax for the first time on my Cessna build. I am wondering if poster board is to be minwaxed as well. I did a test run on a spare piece and it really soaked in quickly and made the poster board somewhat transparent. I want to use spray paint in the end. What are your...
  12. D

    Paint Adhesion On Packing Tape

    Hell Guys and Gals, I use Rustoleum spray paint on my DTFB models but there is no adhesion to the taped parts. The paint can be pealed off like a separate layer of plastic. Has anyone found a solution that will not damage the foam board parts?
  13. G

    Cross a BBv2 with a ugly stick =

    This is what you end up with when you cross an Ugly Stick with a Baby Blender. Curse you Red Baron[COLOR="#000000"], you'll never be able to out do this one. Need to add a bit of weight to the nose. The spokes in the wheels are actually toothpicks.
  14. A

    Painting Pro Tips

    I'm pretty well-versed in spray painting, but I've yet to paint foam board. Any good tips anyone wants to share? I'll be painting a Spitfire, by the way.
  15. BanditJacksRC

    Swapable J-3 Piper Cub

    Just finished with my J-3 Piper Cub. I am still learning to fly and thought this guys would be a good trainer. I have always liked the J-3 and would love to fly one, one day. Motor= NTM 28-26 Prop Drive 1200kv 258w ESC= HK 30A Battery= 3c 2200mah Servos= Turnagy 9g RX= Spektrum 6100e (I...
  16. J

    Great information if you're interested in airbrushing.

    I know this is a long video, but this is some awesome information for anyone who is thinking about getting into airbrushing. And no, I don't work for Badger Airbrush Company. :)
  17. Imanewb

    Sharpie paint job with freehand gremlin.

    I was bored and had a few sharpies. I am not done yet but I had to take a break due to lack of good ventilation... :p woohoooo!
  18. T

    Sharpied my FT_Flyer - plane art

    I wanted to make my FT_Flyer less susceptible to wetness, so I decided to polyurethane the plane. Before doing that, however, I decorated it a bit to make the plane less plain and to help me see it's orientation better in flight. I didn't want to do simple stripes, though. This is what I came up...