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Old 05-01-2007, 10:38 PM
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Default Using Foam To Build RC Ships

Hi. I used to post here a lot as a RC flyer, but I have been busy with school and work. I am interesting in RC ship. I am thinking about building a model of the USS Missouri, probably in the 1/192 to 1/144 scale. I notice a lot of scale radio control boats and ships are built either out wood or resin. I wonder if anyone has built a RC ship out of foam, like blue, fanfold, or Depron?
Old 05-02-2007, 12:47 AM
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Yup foam pink or blue polystyrene rigid insulation is a good starter.
Fiberglass is a good finisher/sealer.
I have seen an aircraft carrier, and a tramp steamer built up out of rigid insulation.
And Greenseaships, in Arizona, builds awsome scale cruise ship models out of cardboard.
My SDM tug boat is still mostly pink foam.

Here is the quick and dirty build set...

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Old 05-02-2007, 11:55 AM
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ORIGINAL: Umi_Ryuzuki

Yup foam pink or blue polystyrene rigid insulation is a good starter.
Fiberglass is a good finisher/sealer.
I have seen an aircraft carrier, and a tramp steamer built up out of rigid insulation.
And Greenseaships, in Arizona, builds awsome scale cruise ship models out of cardboard.
My SDM tug boat is still mostly pink foam.

Here is the quick and dirty build set...

[8D]

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Cool. Interesting that some are built out of cardboard.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:06 AM
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Default RE: Using Foam To Build RC Ships

The foam works great but you must use epoxy for resin as polyester or vinylester will melt many types of foam.
Post pictures!

Urethane foams will work if you do want to use polyester.

JIM

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