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foam board

Postby vw8243 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:21 pm

Hi Lads
Dose anyone know were to get this type of stuff .two names for it ?styrodur, and extruded polystyrene, in cork preferably. TIA

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Re: foam board

Postby Spud » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:41 pm

that look like the board you get in the art shop but i dont think you can get it that thick.
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Re: foam board

Postby Vinny » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:17 pm

Hey Leo,

When I saw that foam I immediately thought of insulation/sound-proofing tiles. Then in work today some builders starting working on the office on the next floor. I passed some chalk board on the stairs and noticed that they had insulting foam stuck to them. It was about 1in thick and pretty smooth stuff. It was easy to carve into it (I did it with my finger nail) and maintains the cuts etc. Similar to the foam florists used to use years again but a lot more dense and stable. I think it could work for you so it might be worth checking out a builders suppliers to see what they have. Anyway, here's a photo of what I'm talking about.

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Re: foam board

Postby martay » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:57 pm

Vinny is bang on with this, also you can get those boards with the foam much thicker too, i know as i used it here at home, 3inches thick, also worth considering is kingspan foam, same stuff without the plasterboard stuck to it, you can get it at any builders supplier, its much the same and cuts very fine and is quite dense :)
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Re: foam board

Postby Spud » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:54 pm

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Re: foam board

Postby Georgeconna » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:03 pm

nah that insulation stuff aint the same ,much less dense.
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Re: foam board

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:56 pm

Peter that Balsa Foam looks pretty neat stuff.I'd like to try it out sometime meself.Cheers for the heads up on it.
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Re: foam board

Postby Spud » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:03 pm

im going to Order some next week to try it my self for the Jagedpanther build im doing it looks like it pretty easy to use.
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Re: foam board

Postby Wayne E » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:12 am

vw8243 wrote:Hi Lads
Dose anyone know were to get this type of stuff .two names for it ?styrodur, and extruded polystyrene, in cork preferably. TIA

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Its called blue modelling foam, vibes and scribes on bridge street used to stock it. I used it quite a bit for making one to one prototypes back in the day when i was studying design in Cardiff. Its expensive stuff.

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Re: foam board

Postby vw8243 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:48 pm

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