If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 3 of 3

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Fremont, NE
    My Gallery
    My Models
    My Feedback

    What Kind of Foam to Carve

    I am planning to carve an XB-70 from foam. Years ago all we had to use was foam from the lumber yard. Now I see several kinds(EPP,EPS etc)of foam for modeling. What type is the best for shaping? I can't find any modeling foam in blocks but I did find some foam in thick sheets. I suppose I could glue several sheets together and go from there. Any recommendations as to foam type and supplier? Thanks.
    Steve Westphal

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Kingston, ON, CANADA

    RE: What Kind of Foam to Carve

    A little late but. The old insulation foam still works well but if you want bigger stuff you might try a marina where they use large styrofoam bocks for floating docks. I still have a block that is 2ft. by 4 ft. by 6 in. thick.

    Dreamed I was a muffler. Woke up exhausted.

  3. #3
    Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Anchorage, AK

    RE: What Kind of Foam to Carve

    The denser foams are easier to work with but they are heavier. All depends on your needs. EPS is the lightest and can be cut and shaped with a variety of tools. It is soft though and needs seinforcement. Many people use depron for the structure and fill in with EPS. You should test out a few of the locally available foams. RCFOAM has a density chart on their website.
    I never crash while flying, it\'\'s the landings that get me.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
RCU Reviews
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.