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JAFD2612 Oct 2018 6:55 p.m. PST

Salutations, gentlefolk,

Have been building the WarArtisan ship kits, 'print & assemble' buildings, etc. When making parts that need to be thicker, been gluing printed cardstock to scrap cardboard or 1/16" basswood. Know there are sheets of 'modelling material', set thicknesses, meantto be filed, sanded, keep fine detail, no 'grain', no warping.

So, have anyof you used these? Worth the price? Brand you'd recommend? Thoughts?

Thanks for your help with this.

StarCruiser13 Oct 2018 8:36 a.m. PST

You mean plastic sheet? Evergreen, Plastruct, and lord knows how many other brands.

You can buy it in different thicknesses, score and snap, sand it and glue it together, use Cyanoacrylate (CA/Superglue) to bond it to card stock etc…

Some fairly thick styrene sheet (.040 inch) would work well for reinforcing card stock.

JAFD2613 Oct 2018 10:07 a.m. PST


Have used the plastic sheet you mention. Was thinking more of some 'wood-like' composite materials I 'seem to remember' seeing. Sorry, should have written more clearly. Need to recon art supply shops, see if I can find what I meant.

StarCruiser13 Oct 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

There's high-density foam and a probably a couple other things but, other than actual wood (Balsa, Bass etc.) I can't of anything quite like what you are describing…

To be fair, I haven't been perusing shops as much as I used to.

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