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i wanna ask but it maybe will be dum!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 23, 2004 1:54 AM
is there anything esle besides BMF i can use like any of the household aluminum foil? i read something about some1 using it on a site but it wasnt on a forum or anything
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, September 23, 2004 2:44 AM
The advantadge with 'modeling' type of metal foil is that it's self-sticky. No need to add glue.. I've heard of people using household metal foil, but toi be honest I'm not sure how they make it stick to the model...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 23, 2004 4:52 AM
yea that why im askin to see if any1 use the household metal foil, b/c i seen a site about it but it didnt give much info
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 23, 2004 5:20 AM
Not dumb at all. I have also read an atricle on another site about using Aluminum Foil for BMF as well.

From what I can gather is you can use watered down elmers/ any type of white glue to make it stick.

Two problems with it though is.

One is can be a bear to work with and may look too thick for the scale.
Two is when you try to burnish it down with a stiff brush. It can leave brush marks in the foil.

Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:34 AM
there was an article in FSM aout using foil on a P-38. looked great, but i bet it indeed was as paul says, it was probably bear to work with. and i mean a BEAR. cos white glue isnt very fun nor forgiving
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Posted by Ashley on Thursday, September 23, 2004 6:24 PM
I use household foil a lot! Be sure to buy the cheaper brands, they are thinner. Use Micro Metal Foil Adhesive to attach it. This is a thin contact cement you brush onto the foil, allow to dry, then burnish the foil to the model. Make sure you thoroughly clean the foil with alcohol to get rid of any oil that might interfere with the adhesive.

Have you flown a Ford lately?

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:47 PM
Ashley got it right, but I would still say use a product designed for modeling like BMF. Especially if this is your first attempt. Household foils & the Micro adhesive can give great results, but are more difficult to apply. Either way, practice some on a scrap model, especially trying to do the Censored [censored] compound curves.

Regards, Rick
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