A comprehensive guide to the use of expanded plastic foam materials in aircraft modelling. This manual quickly takes the newcomer to foam building techniques up to expert level.
Foam is a relatively recent addition to the range of materials used to make model aeroplanes, and many modellers are still not familiar with the necessary information and techniques. The author describes the choice of foam, the materials for strengthening and covering, and tools and glues to create not only wings and fuselages, but also cowlings, mouldings and much more besides.
This revised edition of David Thomas’s book has been extensively updated by Sid King, who has a wide experience of foam modelling and foam component fabrication, both as a hobbyist and commercially. Many new tricks and techniques are included, plus the latest information on the many new materials currently used. The book contains a wealth of useful information for new projects and repairs, and scratch-building from foam.
Contents: Introduction; Basics; Tools, Templates; Cutting Foam Cores; Wing Skinning; Further Skinning Techniques; Alternative Wing Covering; GRP Skins; Laser Method; Joining Wing Panels; Fuselages; Other Uses; Repairs; Aerofoils.
Originally published in 1989 by Argus Books Ltd.
Revised Second Edition published in 1999 by Nexus Special Interests Ltd.
Special Interest Model Books Edition published in 2010
210 x 148 mm
69 black and white photographs
158 scale plans and line drawings
7 tables of data