Monthly Archives: December 2015

Painting Tips

“Painting your Foamies” I’ve used the Krylon Fusion (from Wal-Mart) with good results, but you need to be careful on how you use it. Make sure that you spray light coats, let them tack up and you keep the nozzle about 12-15″ away from the foam. I have also had great results with the Testers & Model Masters paint from the hobby stores using the same technique. If you use Krylon H2O, make sure that you spray lightly around the masking, or else it Read More...

Glue Tips

Glues vary greatly and there is more than one type of glue that is needed to build your foamie. But mostly, it’s the modeler’s preference on what type of glue they use and are comfortable with. Notes: First off, prior to any gluing, make sure that you wipe off the smooth surface of Depron with alcohol to remove any oils on the surface. Never glue the leading and trailing edge of the wing to the fuse. Use a small amount of glue Read More...

Repairing Dents

“Repairing Dents in Depron”  …when you fly into something that has more mass and/or much harder than your foamie and your plane loses the battle. Here is a trick that I use… Turn on a household iron or your Monokote iron, at full temp, and with a very damp paper towel folded in quarters, you can steam dents and compression marks out of your foamie. Depron can be heated up to about 200 degrees before it starts getting soft, dents steam Read More...

Warped Depron

“Warped Depron”   Over the last couple years Depron has been coming in with a slight cup to it. The 3mm and 6mm sheets are workable, but lately the 9mm has more cupping than some customers like. The manufacture pretty much says “Take it or leave it”, being that it comes from Germany and there is no other source in the USA, I’m stuck with what I get. Below are a few steps that will allow you to get it flat Read More...

Beveling Depron

  For extreme 3D we suggest 40 degrees on both surfaces. With casual flying all that is needed is 40 degrees on one surface and 10 on the other and it doesn’t matter which surface gets the different angles. All of the surfaces are top hinged with Blenderm tape, cut your bevels with a new blade, slide the two halves together and tape Next, fold the surfaces back onto each other and tape the exposed beveled edges on the bottom, Read More...