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Suggestion: Painting-fomaies tutorial

emp77

Junior Member
#1
Hi there!

I have a suggestion for a forthcoming episode: do a foamie-painting tutorial. I noticed your foamies are always excellently painted, so therefore I assume you have some hints which could be useful to share.
 
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#5
I just tried painting a foamboard plane for the first time just using krylon and testor using pulses about 8 inces away. Guess I was too impatient and too heavy, it warped in more that a few places with the krylon, none with the testor spots (though they were small.) :) heres to the next one being better! Cheers
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#9
I just tried painting a foamboard plane for the first time just using krylon and testor using pulses about 8 inces away. Guess I was too impatient and too heavy, it warped in more that a few places with the krylon, none with the testor spots (though they were small.) :) heres to the next one being better! Cheers
Look for Krylon H2O. It will not melt foam.

Alternately you can coat with Minwax Polycrylic then paint as you desire. The Polycrylic protects the foam. Be careful to thoroughly cover with polycrylic so the paint cannot touch bare foam.

Thurmond
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#15
Bottom line is: nearly any paint can be used on foam BUT TECHNIQUE is EVERYTHING! Different paints require different techniques and as always YMMV! Best results are always obtainable after a lot of practice with an airbrush (but proper care and feeding of an airbrush is a deep subject).

Thurmond
 
#17
Thanks for the links, flyingmonkey. I remember requesting the same thing back when they made the weathered plane video, to show more actual techniques and not just the results. Bixler's said several times that he loves painting his planes, and obviously both he and Chad know a lot about painting - so bring on the quick tips please!