Nightswatch
Figure i will start a thread on homeade ideas that we can use for our hobby .

I'll start with my filler / sealer recipe for those that want to use it for a sealer prior to painting or building up leveled seams , or just for strength etc
Its light weight sands easy and like all fillers pending on amount applied will not crack

1 Cup of cornstarch

1/4 cup of white glue

1/2 cup of acrylic paint mix thoroughly. you can add more starch, if you need to.

Or until you reached your desired consistency, I like to add 1/4 - 1 teaspoon of oil based paint when i get to last coats helps with the blocking of body for low and high spots

Store in glass jar that seals good and in cool place or plastic container just make sure to use plastic wrap placed under neath lid for good seal IMG5781.jpg  IMG5784.jpg  IMG5787.jpg  IMG5788.jpg  IMG5769.jpg 
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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Figure i will start a thread on homeade ideas that we can use for our hobby .

I'll start with my filler / sealer recipe for those that want to use it for a sealer prior to painting or building up leveled seams , or just for strength etc
Its light weight sands easy and like all fillers pending on amount applied will not crack

1 Cup of cornstarch

1/4 cup of white glue

1/2 cup of acrylic paint mix thoroughly. you can add more starch, if you need to.

Or until you reached your desired consistency, I like to add 1/4 - 1 teaspoon of oil based paint when i get to last coats helps with the blocking of body for low and high spots

Store in glass jar that seals good and in cool place or plastic container just make sure to use plastic wrap placed under neath lid for good seal [ATTACH=full]48296[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]48297[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]48298[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]48299[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]48300[/ATTACH]

Definitely going to mix up a batch and try it out.
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BadAxeFlyer
not trying to be a thread killer, but here is most all of them.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2562655-homemade-ideas-for-cheap-and-or-free
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Wildthing
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not trying to be a thread killer, but here is most all of them.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2562655-homemade-ideas-for-cheap-and-or-free

I very seldom go to that site, RCP is my go to place.
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Nightswatch
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Definitely going to mix up a batch and try it out.

i am pretty impressed with it have not painted anything on it but light coats, sand easy .
and it really adds hardly any weight it sure beats buying gallons of white glue and brushing it on n sanding 10 coats later for glass
I am going to play with it make it a consistency where i can use spray gun and spray plane like high solid primer

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not trying to be a thread killer, but here is most all of them.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2562655-homemade-ideas-for-cheap-and-or-free


Yes that is what made me think it might be a good idea to have something like that here
to see what people do or what they use instead of buying etc.
like how they come up with a better way to paint for instance Bimo's paint scheme took him no time where i would of done it in 3 days etc
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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i am pretty impressed with it have not painted anything on it but light coats, sand easy .
and it really adds hardly any weight it sure beats buying gallons of white glue and brushing it on n sanding 10 coats later for glass
I am going to play with it make it a consistency where i can use spray gun and spray plane like high solid primer

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Yes that is what made me think it might be a good idea to have something like that here
to see what people do or what they use instead of buying etc.
like how they come up with a better way to paint for instance Bimo's paint scheme took him no time where i would of done it in 3 days etc

Check out in the automotive line to see what size of nozzle is used for a special primer that is used once in awhile, I don't remember the exact name but it was a primer/filler. It went on fairly thick but filled tiny scratches and such so you didn't have to use actual body filler or sand down a whole quarter panel to get rid of them. I am not saying buy this primer but to get a consistency to spray your filler on with. Now for large powerful planes it's one thing but for the light weight little guys spraying the whole plane will add a considerable amount of weight. It will look great guaranteed but you will gain a few ounces, a lot of guys won't even paint their planes just to keep the weight down or at the most use magic markers only.
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Wildthing
Hey, if you want a textured look you could use a spackle gun.
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Nightswatch
True Sikkens high solid primer 1.7 nozzle to 2.2 i do not think you your going to gain that much weight i mean wait till you try it 32'nd in build up but the added strength is unreal its like fiber glass in a sense .
i realize everyone is worried about weight and like you said some do not paint becuse of the weight i say upsize your power plant , if were worried about 1 - 2 oz extra weight were in trouble
when they build these V series planes and i know its takes hrs to build one in reality and many do not bother taking it step further it crashes they build another one right

i want to be able to take my complete plane to body shop and have them paint it base clear
And not worry about my plane melting to nothing
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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True Sikkens high solid primer 1.7 nozzle to 2.2 i do not think you your going to gain that much weight i mean wait till you try it 32'nd in build up but the added strength is unreal its like fiber glass in a sense .
i realize everyone is worried about weight and like you said some do not paint becuse of the weight i say upsize your power plant , if were worried about 1 - 2 oz extra weight were in trouble
when they build these V series planes and i know its takes hrs to build one in reality and many do not bother taking it step further it crashes they build another one right

i want to be able to take my complete plane to body shop and have them paint it base clear
And not worry about my plane melting to nothing

You bet, that's where the economics come in, for a lot it is a small budget to work with so every little penny counts. For me I tend to always have the larger power plants in them so the extra little weight isn't a concern, love the speed and the extra weight helps me on those windy days which seems to be most of the time. I tend to be hard on the equipment to , even transporting so I like the short hours to rebuild plus fairly inexpensive and don't lose any sleep over it. In just over a year I have built over 35 planes plus a few other fun projects.
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I very seldom go to that site, RCP is my go to place.


Thats cool, this is more my home as well. Was more just posting the link cause it is chock full of great ideas. Not really to show this thread up. So more of an add, .
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Nightswatch
removing paper the easy way

If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Nightswatch
Here is another great idea Diy Airbrush these are great for transitional color changing , shading cannon gun powder residue or just camo painting . exhaust
Its a must have in your painting armory .

If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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