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1/48 YP-39B

Joined: November 14th, 2005, 7:39 pm

June 20th, 2012, 12:46 am #1

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

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"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
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Joined: April 12th, 2012, 8:43 pm

June 20th, 2012, 12:52 am #2

Well it sure looks like real metal to me!!! Great job!!!!
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Joined: February 16th, 2009, 3:09 pm

June 20th, 2012, 1:52 am #3

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

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"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
It looks great in NMF.
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Joined: March 30th, 2005, 10:26 am

June 20th, 2012, 2:29 am #4

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

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"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
The finish is really convincing! Any chance for a step by step procedure on this? I've always been quite tempted to try using foil, but never found the courage or enough info to get cracking with it.

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Alex
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Joined: October 25th, 2004, 1:51 pm

June 20th, 2012, 3:03 am #5

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

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?t=1340152869
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?t=1340152843
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"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
Cause it looks jam up!!!



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Joined: January 15th, 2005, 2:21 am

June 20th, 2012, 3:39 pm #6

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

?t=1340152756
?t=1340152776
?t=1340152869
?t=1340152811
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"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
Dayum, that's nice!!
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Joined: October 30th, 2010, 6:07 am

June 20th, 2012, 9:17 pm #7

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

?t=1340152756
?t=1340152776
?t=1340152869
?t=1340152811
?t=1340152843
?t=1340152899

"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
yes, very likeable
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Joined: January 30th, 2004, 2:49 am

June 20th, 2012, 10:42 pm #8

This is my 1st foil finish. I learned a lot and plan on trying this foiling again. I read the article posted here by Mr. Friend about foiling and found his advice great and his tech. sound. I also found if you use micro foil glue diluted with 70% alcohol it really helps the glue flow better and when you make a flubb-up which you will!!!! it helps the glue release better. I used the Eduard kit which fits great and has hard plastic just right for polishing. I cut the vertical stab. filet away and changed a few panels and gun ports etc. The best advice I have concerning foiling is DO NOT USE A PRIMER BASE because all the rubbing, gluing and such it will cause the base coat to release from the plastic making your finish suffer. Hope you like it so far.

?t=1340152756
?t=1340152776
?t=1340152869
?t=1340152811
?t=1340152843
?t=1340152899

"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
Very smooth work. Gotta ask: what kind of foil are you using. Looks like pretty thin material.

Look forward to seeing it in person. Say, in October?


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Joined: November 14th, 2005, 7:39 pm

June 21st, 2012, 11:04 pm #9

Thanks Milton! I find the cheaper the better. I used the thin stuff on most of the model. I found when going over a seam the heavy duty is best because it aids in hiding a seam. Yes i am looking forward to the show already!

"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
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Joined: November 14th, 2005, 7:39 pm

June 21st, 2012, 11:07 pm #10

The finish is really convincing! Any chance for a step by step procedure on this? I've always been quite tempted to try using foil, but never found the courage or enough info to get cracking with it.

Best

Alex
put together what I did. I read all the foil articles I could find and used all the different tech. until I found what worked for me. http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plasit ... en-friend/ this site has a lot of great info!!!

"Never run out of airspeed,altitude and ideas all at the same time" Pilots Creed
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