|Before we start building, lets look
at the foam core itself. There are several kinds on the
For modeling purposes I divide foam core into three
1. Black-on-Black Paper Foam. This is the primary material we're going
to use. More on this soon.
2. Gator Board. This is a professional grade material. It has some
uses in model building that we'll cover soon.
3. Everything else. This is the stuff that almost always has a white
plastic core sandwiched between two shinny layers. The outer layers are
white and one side often has a color. Some of it even has a peel-able sticky
side. For model building there are a few shortcomings: - The outer layers are
very shinny and don't hold glue as well as porous materials. - The
|foam is usually very dense. A new
blade will dull quickly causing the foam to pull and bunch up.
This makes it difficult to get a smooth even cut. So, I
stay away from these kinds for modeling.