Author Topic: Painting Foamies ???  (Read 8136 times)

skyhawk newbie

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« on: November 09, 2010, 13:47:19 PM »
Haveing just bought a Parkzone Radian  :D

I want to paint the wings and Fuse ( so it stands out more in the Sky )

What do you guys use and where can I get it....

Colours I'm going for are Red LW/ Green RW/ Bright Orange tail....
That should make my Radian stand out....  :lol:


Sean
Too many to name
Gliders/Planes/EDF Jets.16 total...
cars.
hpi Baja

billscottni

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1326
    • View Profile
    • http://www.nimsa.co.uk ; www.billscott.org.uk
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 16:45:55 PM »
Try Richard Boyd on here.

He paints a lot of his indoor models and should be able to recommend a good paint. I know he was airbrushing an indoor model at the weekend

Aidan

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 135
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 17:14:20 PM »
Are you looking for Aerosol, brush-on or airbrush?
Paints for foam planes depend a lot on the type of foam.
I'm not sure what the Radian uses - probably expanded polystyrene or something similar to Elapor.

Depron and most polystyrene foams will dissolve with most aerosol paints. Enamel paints (like Plasti-kote enamel that's easily found in Woodies, B&Q etc) in aerosols can normally be used providing you mist the paint on in VERY light coats. This is a bit risky though if you haven't tried it before and don't have some scrap foam to try it out on.

I've used aerosol spray cans a lot for painting Depron but not so much on other foams. I use either misted on coats of Plasti-cote or I use Styro Colours foam-safe spray paint. It's a bit pricey but works well.
http://robotbirds.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=292_130
or you could try Richard at http://www.expressfly.org.uk. He might stock some.

I don't think EPP has any problem with the Plasti-cote enamel but it's always best to try it on a scrap or somewhere inconspicuous first to be sure!

If you're brushing it on, I think you'll be safe with anything water based and most acrylics.

Same for airbrushes but be careful what you use to thin the paint. Cellulose thinners will almost certainly dissolve most foam.

Aidan

GliderIreland - Ireland RC Forum - Flying Model forum in Ireland

Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 17:14:20 PM »

skyhawk newbie

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 20:00:21 PM »
Quote from: "billscottni"
Try Richard Boyd on here.

He paints a lot of his indoor models and should be able to recommend a good paint. I know he was airbrushing an indoor model at the weekend



Thanks..I've PMed Richard...
Too many to name
Gliders/Planes/EDF Jets.16 total...
cars.
hpi Baja

skyhawk newbie

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 11:41:05 AM »
Think I've found something... :D

Solartrim ...........
Too many to name
Gliders/Planes/EDF Jets.16 total...
cars.
hpi Baja

Richard Boyd

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 608
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 08:21:32 AM »
My Suk-X indoor airbrushed plane !
I mainly use an airbrush and I have a few different types of paints, now adays car paints are non solvent and can be used but take care and always do your test peice first.

 

Richard
Richard Boyd
A bad days flying is better than a good days work.

skyhawk newbie

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 09:50:56 AM »
Quote from: "Richard Boyd"
My Suk-X indoor airbrushed plane !
I mainly use an airbrush and I have a few different types of paints, now adays car paints are non solvent and can be used but take care and always do your test peice first.

 

Richard


That looks great......
Very Nice....

All I wana do is colour the wing tips...   :oops:
Too many to name
Gliders/Planes/EDF Jets.16 total...
cars.
hpi Baja

bearpjk

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 11:41:50 AM »
Cool paint job Richard    :clap:

Are you using Auto Air or Createx
  :?:
Peter K

Richard Boyd

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 608
    • View Profile
Painting Foamies ???
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 19:57:43 PM »
Hi Peter on this plane I used Createx, and some acrylics I got when in Lithuania last year, sorry I donot read Russian lol.
Createx is a super paint and so is tamiya.



Richard
Richard Boyd
A bad days flying is better than a good days work.