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Keith Newman26/06/2017 06:31:12
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Hi, managed to get a Multiplex Twinstar at a Swop meet the other day. Pretty tatty in places.

2 things.

1) I wish to paint it, what are the best paint types etc to use on this model.

2) There is a bit of foam missing around edge of a aileron. What would be best to fill this missing foam with. I don't seem to have any suitable foam in my misc box?

Thanks

Chuck Plains26/06/2017 12:54:18
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Use acrylic paint for absolute safety. But you could use non foam safe sprays if you keep the can 12 inches or more away from the model. And pizza base or other food packaging foam makes a reasonable quick fix. Don't forget to use foam safe glue , or hot glue.
Bill_B26/06/2017 12:56:24
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I've used Multiplex's own brand of primer and paint especially formulated for their EPO models, and you could try a filler called 'Bounce' which is specifically for foam models.

Contrary to what Chuck is saying, foam safe CA glue isn't really suitable for EPO foam as it doesn't have the required strength. Regular medium viscosity CA is perfect for EPO foam. Even better is Muptiplex's own brand, Zacki CA. thumbs up

Edited By Bill_B on 26/06/2017 12:58:55

Mike T28/06/2017 16:32:03
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I used Plastikote rattle cans from B&Q on mine. If you spray too heavily, it will attack the foam - so light coats. You can actually make a virtue of this, by spraying sufficiently heavily to 'etch' the surface. Subsequent coats will then build up to a surprisingly durable finish.

Mike Stevens28/06/2017 17:21:23
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Just normal car colours - Sprayed mine with paints from The Range recently.

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