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What can i cover a foam model in to make it hard like plastic? Answered

I am building some foam terrain for my hobby shop in beijing china and its going to receive a lot of wear and tear! I want to make it more durable! Suggestions please.

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nutsandbolts_64

9 years ago

Why wont u just laminate it, simple as that :)

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scosmical

9 years ago

We have a product here in US called Pleco. it's used in building facades, where it is sprayed out of a hopper gun (gravity feed spray gun, powered by compressed air). It may be a little more ambitious, but it's a very feasible solution. I've used it for high trafficked, themed, gift stores in the French Quarter (New oRLEANS) as fake rocks, and as a crypt. it's highly durable. You can even paint it on. As far as it's ingredients, I believe it is a lot like thinned out stucco. 6 parts sand, 3 parts lime, 2 parts portland cement.

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lemonie

9 years ago

I'd go with Bumpus on the resin. Look for the stuff used with glass fibre "contains styrene" - you don't have to use it with glass fibre, cloth or paper will do.

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bumpus

9 years ago

Depending how big of a display you're going for, a few layers of paper mache should do the trick. If you want it to last a little longer, you could use body filler, or bondo, for vehicles. If you are feeling ambitious, then you could use fiberglass and resin to cover the model.

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vince 09

9 years ago

if by terrain you mean like fake rocks and hills I think fiberglass would work good