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Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:18 am

This is just a teaser for you guys, it's not quite finished because I'm working on the paint job for my Easy glider I want to fly tommorow.
This has been done with acrylic, dunno how it'll hold up as i've never painted elepor foam before ....I hope you like it Smile
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:33 am

Looks like a safe step up Marty clown All joking aside looks like you're a wizz with the old airbrush Wink

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:41 am

Looks great Marty.

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:58 am

That looks great Marty,

I may well be sending some things to you soon

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Sam Thomas on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:05 am

WOW
OMG that is bloody amazing!!!
Im not sure how long it will last on the orme tho, stay well clear of those rocks, did you glass it at all?
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:18 am

Blimey, it makes my airbrushing look like Mark did it....

The acrylic paint should stick quite well, so long as you degreased the surface of the elalpor, before painting. I have used RC ar paints (lexan paint) with good results, as well as acrylics, and unless the surface has been degreased with a light solvent, the paint tends to flake off if impacted. I came to the conclusion that MPX use some kind of release agent in the moulds for the foam....

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:20 am

Thanks guys, I'm not fishing for complements, I had a Yamaha bike win "best paint in show" at a Harley davidson show last year .........
This paint job is an experiment, it's a bit of a "lets try this" sort of thing and as such I didn't see the point in doing a "masterpiece", as I said, I've never painted elepor befor so I'm not sure how it will react or wear, time will tell!

Sam Wrote " Im not sure how long it will last on the orme tho, stay well clear of those rocks, did you glass it at all?"

I'm hoping that with the paint being acylic it should be fexible enough to withstand a few bumps. As regards glasssing it, TBH I hadn't thought of it
Embarassed We'll see how it goes .....
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 am

Andy Sayle wrote:Blimey, it makes my airbrushing look like Mark did it....

The acrylic paint should stick quite well, so long as you degreased the surface of the elalpor, before painting. I have used RC ar paints (lexan paint) with good results, as well as acrylics, and unless the surface has been degreased with a light solvent, the paint tends to flake off if impacted. I came to the conclusion that MPX use some kind of release agent in the moulds for the foam....

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PMSL at "it makes my airbrushing look like Mark did it...."
Thats a good point about the release agent, I never even give it a thought Embarassed Oh well, it is an experiment and the great thing about being the painter is if it needs touching up (No Puns lol) it's not a biggie.
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Brian Colclough on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:25 am

Which Harley show Marty the one in Oswestry, I used to work at that one with my son selling jewellery but I believe they've moved the venue to somewhere in Derbyshire as of last year.

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:30 am

The one that was held in Abergaveny (dunno if that's spelt right)
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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:38 am

In my experience - the more hard stuff you put on EPPish models- the more damage you will have crashing it.

This material has very high surface something (tension ??don't know special word for it) it makes it look and feel like is greasy - but i'm 100% sure they don't use anything - it's just characteristic for moulding .
I just spoke to my suplier of epp and asked him if they use any grease - just for you Andy Wink
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Post by Tim on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:06 pm

Looks great Marty, I am looking forward to testing its resilience up the big rock Twisted Evil

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:29 pm

Yeah ..... bloody easterlies Grrrrrrrrrr
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:35 pm

Easterly = good for the Little Orme Smile

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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Does Tim Know that? He's my gaffer at the moment!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:44 pm

Dunno, sorry. I actually prefer the little Orme when there is a nice gentle easterly, about 5-10mph, my little DLG really sparkles in those conditions....

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:55 pm

If you crash it - you can always use what remains as a fancy car carpets Very Happy
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:56 pm

Andy, just looked at the map, whats the access like?
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Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Robert Piechulski wrote:If you crash it - you can always use what remains as a fancy car carpets Very Happy
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I think you mean WHEN lol
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Post by melfyn on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:11 pm

Wicked finish, if it flys as good as it looks you are on to a winner. Smile
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Re: Just a taster of my Xeno

Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:25 pm

melfyn wrote:Wicked finish, if it flys as good as it looks you are on to a winner. Smile

Thanks m8, no reason for it not to be ok, the added weight is only a couple of onces and it's uniformly all over Very Happy
(wait till you see the Easy glider!)
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:26 pm

Access to the Orme is pretty good. You can park along Penrhyn Beach East road, to the south East of the little orme, and walk up. It is about 4 minutes from the end of that road to the lower easterly slope, and about a bit of a walk up to the top of the quarry if you want more altitude Smile

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Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:42 pm

Thanks Andy, it's alway good to know these things!
How do you get on with the dlg, thinking if getting one!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:57 pm

Bloomin love it! I've got an Alula Evo - Nice for a chuck around in the work carpark, a Mini Fireworks (1m class dlg) nice and aerobatic, slopes well ina light blow, and a Blaster2 which amazes me with how much you can stretch the glide out.

I usually have one of the three with me at the field, so you are welcome to have a go Smile

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Post by Marty on Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:08 pm

Yeah, Love to .... er mode 1 or 2?
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