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    March, 2013
Sheet model plastic
Posted by ditdah54 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:39 AM

Can sheet plastic like kits are made of be purchased anywhere?

Thanks Ed

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:41 AM

Evergreen and Plastruct both have websites where you can order directly from them.  However there are other places to buy sheet.  "For Sale" etc. signs at WalMart are a great source for sheet plastic, or if there is a sign shop in your area they quite often use sheet styrene and may either give you some of their scraps or sell them to you for a nominal fee.  If you are looking for rods, tubes, or other shapes then you will need to go to a well stocked hobby shop or order online.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:20 AM

Yup, everything that Rick said. My personal preference is Evergreen plastic. Sheet plastic is available in white and clear, and in many different thicknesses. Also, many different shapes of strips, rods, tubes, etc. It's a nice soft styrene plastic that is easy to cut, carve, sand and shape. Get it at a well stocked hobby store, or here https://evergreenscalemodels.com/

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by ditdah54 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:29 AM

Thank you both, never would have thought of it.

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