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Mini Corsair Decals & Paint Colors

#1
All,

Just ordered a Flite Test Mighty Mini Corsair 609mm plane to build. Can someone recommend a decal kit, and maybe even some paint color information? I have seen the youtube posts about painting foam board, which are a huge help. Just not sure how to get decals and select reasonably close looking paint colors. I know it's a throwaway trainer, but my end game is to build a balsa kit corsair from scratch and so finishing practice is something I'm striving to increase my skills on.

For practice I'm learning on a HobbyZone sport cub s with SAFE. I live in Bend, Oregon and it's ALWAYS windy here, but this thing is so easy to fly that I've got 2+ hours of flight time and 3 crashes (two ground, one tree.)
 

Berekiah

Active member
#3
I just finished my Master Series Corsair and I used Navy Blue
(https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Ol...Gloss-Navy-Blue-Spray-Paint-7723830/100163971), Gray (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Ol...s-Charcoal-Gray-Spray-Paint-7784830/100128661), and White (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Ol...mel-Gloss-White-Spray-Paint-7792830/100125235). The decals came from Callie Graphics (great quality and look awesome), and there are a lot of options there for the Corsair. I used 1/11th scale but for the mini-Corsair you would have to go much smaller scale then that.

To see how mine turned out just check:
https://forum.flitetest.com/index.p...r-three-planes-full.59362/page-14#post-504270

Good luck!
 

FDS

Well-known member
#4
Be sure to key the skin before painting, I use medium Scotchbrite abrasive pads, then make lots of light coats, start with a mist coat to get adhesion, otherwise the paint chips off really easily from FT foam. Some people seal the edges of exposed foam with PVA, I iron mine to a nice curve. Test paint on scrap foamboard first to mpbe sure it doesn’t melt the edges.