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European suppliers of foamboard

#1
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone can explain why Flite test foamboard has disappeared from the shelves of every hobbyshop in the UK? I have checked the German distributors website and they have non either, none of the local regular supplier's have any clue as to what's happening, in fact our local store where several of us would buy boxes of 25 sheets have now taken it off their website because they are fed up of having NO supplies. ANY ANSWERS??? Kevin
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#3
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone can explain why Flite test foamboard has disappeared from the shelves of every hobbyshop in the UK? I have checked the German distributors website and they have non either, none of the local regular supplier's have any clue as to what's happening, in fact our local store where several of us would buy boxes of 25 sheets have now taken it off their website because they are fed up of having NO supplies. ANY ANSWERS??? Kevin
Because the main european importer has gone bankrupt. https://www.graupner.com/
 

FDS

Well-known member
#4
You can make all the FT designs from Westfoam, the UK standard. It is heavier, you need to use 3mm Westboard for minis, rest can be made in 4mm. You need to add length in the nose, usually about 30mm to get the balance right. You can take the paper off as well, on the inside, to reduce the weight.
 

shadeyB

Well-known member
#5
Lol I was just online to buy another box of 6mm depron and as above cane get the sheets is used to use 😭
what we all building with in the UK ? And where you guys n gals getting it from ?
I prefer paperless board
 

The Fopster

Well-known member
#7
I'm lucky - got a box of 25 sheets of FT stuff for Christmas (my wife is very clever!). Sourced from Leeds Model Shop in the UK before they sold out. I'm planning to make it last. Don't know where the next batch would come from...
 

messyhead

Well-known member
#10
I got sheets of foam board from Hobby Craft last year that was on offer. It's coated with white paper, but not sure of the make. I built a model with it, and it flew OK. But I've not been back to see if they have anymore, and I don't need more yet.
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#11
I got sheets of foam board from Hobby Craft last year that was on offer. It's coated with white paper, but not sure of the make. I built a model with it, and it flew OK. But I've not been back to see if they have anymore, and I don't need more yet.
They still sell it, 3 sheets for a tenner normally. search in the stores, there usually a pile. It's Westboard, much heavier than Flitetest foamboard