Blue foam

oztruck1
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Blue foam

Postby oztruck1 » 24 Nov 2011 23:00

Hi all, I am after the Blue closed cell foam for ballasting a sub. I have tried all over Adelaide with no luck. Can anyone point me to a supplier anywhere

Cheers Chris :wlr:
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Re: Blue foam

Postby SlatsSSN » 25 Nov 2011 09:51

oztruck1 wrote:Hi all, I am after the Blue closed cell foam for ballasting a sub. I have tried all over Adelaide with no luck. Can anyone point me to a supplier anywhere

Cheers Chris :wlr:


Hi Chris
the part and brand details of the foam I use is as follow:

Dow - extruded polystyrene foam
130306A

That said almost all extruded polystyrene closed cell foam boards would do. Remember these ARE NOT CA glue safe. Use RTV silicon to glue these into the hull.

-Been ages since I bought some and have a supply to last me for all my sub projects so not buying some anytime soon.

You can buy it as it is a building insulation product and the model train guys use it for layouts/

I would suggest you find a DOW supplier and ring them. They can cut it up into mailable squares for you.

Best

John
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Re: Blue foam

Postby scott154 » 25 Nov 2011 15:31

I said to Chris your the man! Cheers John
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Submarines:
HMS Triumph S93 - Trafalgar Class SSN.
HMS Conqueror S48 -Churchill Class SSN.
HMS Resolution S22 -Resolution Class SSBN.
USS Seawolf SSN21.

Merchants:
MS Bremen -Expedition Cruise Ship Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Harbour Tugs x 3.
MS Christina O.
MV Titan Uranus - Coastal Cargo.

Warships:
HDMS Peter Willemoes F362 - Iver Huitfeldt-Class Frigate.
FGS Elbe A511 - Type 404 Elbe class replenishment ship.
FGS Braunschweig F260 -Braunschweig Class Corvette.
Location: Sydney

Re: Blue foam

Postby SlatsSSN » 28 Nov 2011 10:58

Happy to help guys
J
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Joined: 04 Feb 2011 21:50
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My Ship Yard: 1/72 IJN B1 type submarine i25
1/72ish Alfa sub
1/50 French Naval tug "Tenace".
1/16 LCM built.
1/16 drifter
1/72 Soviet rescue sub, 80%
1/72 IJN Type A midget sub, building.
Location: Adelaide

Re: Blue foam

Postby oztruck1 » 28 Nov 2011 17:19

Thanks John for the reply, still haven't found a supply here in SA but I am still looking.

I normally use surf board foam, but the boats that I am helping with have the "Blue Foam" in them already and I just wanted to keep them with all the same look.

Cheers Chris :wlr:

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