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destroyer42

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Foam Board
« on: April 01, 2011, 06:23:46 PM »

Hi Has any member ever used foam board to build a model boat. the stuff that is foam in the middle and paper on either side?

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pugwash

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 06:37:31 PM »

I think on of the forum members in the US of A has been using it but sorry I can't remember who.
Also the Indian Person used something similar for hull construction and the basic parts of the superstructure.

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 07:13:04 PM »

I've used it as the "Fiddley deck" on the trawler "Bayflower". Nice and light, easily cut and sanded to shape. Needs a sort of covering over the edges though. Worth experimenting with. BY.
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TugCowboy

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 08:18:21 PM »

Its very popular with American modelers, especially for aircraft.

I have tried to source some hear from local shops but no luck so far. Anyone know a non-online source?
Alex
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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 09:07:03 PM »

Have you tried any sign making shops ??? they do something similar i think
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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 10:45:36 PM »

As with all these "esoteric" materials, they're probably best found in a skip. BY.
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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 11:07:36 PM »

See this link from a couple of months ago - it may help

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28806.0

I also saw an article recently about a gent who makes model boats from this stuff. Trouble is cant remember where I saw it. I'll have a think


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joppyuk

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 07:16:33 AM »

In the UK it can certainly be obtained from Staples, the office stionery chain, and I think The Range may carry it in their craft sections. Used  in some model railway buildings so these outlets might help too.
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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 07:44:41 AM »

If its the material I think it is then it is used as backing when framing pictures, embroidery etc. I get it from a shop that sells picture frames and framing equipment.

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 11:39:54 AM »

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I have tried to source some hear from local shops but no luck so far. Anyone know a non-online source?

  A trick that I've found Alex is to type Foam Board Models into the T'internet browser and it comes up with about twelve pages of entries. Might be someone near to you supplying it. :-))

 Have found it works with links describing how to use it both in the written word and also U-tub.

  Regards  Ian.
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TugCowboy

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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 11:41:28 AM »

Thanks guys. I'm going to try the local Staples and Range later on today. If not then will give a few google returns a ring on Monday.
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Re: Foam Board
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 11:57:58 AM »

You can also get them at arts supply stores.
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