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MY SCRATCH BUILDING TECHNIQUES A Clinic with Laurie Green MMR How many of you have walked into a model contest room at a convention like this and have thought to yourselves “Gee, can these guys walk on water as well!” And you then leave shaking your head and muttering to yourself that you could never achieve that standard. Dec 11, 2007 · I'm wanting to make a bend formation in a piece of styrene sheet, and thought I'd ask first to see if it's possible to do so, from heating. I'm basically wanting to make an arch shape from a sheet of 0.040", and thinking I should rest it on a tube, and apply some judicious heat to it using something like a hairdryer.
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The plastic when dry will look like weathered wood. The dye can be maneuvered around for other effects, but this is the plain vanilla effect. Since the primer is stained by a small portion of the dye, the remaining pigments can be redistributed for other effects. This is the basic styrene to weathered wood technique. Even your best-kept, prized miniatures sometimes need repair. Luckily, our wide range of model components will help to keep the life in your projects, including basswood blocks, sheets of balsa wood, wooden dowels, PVC and Styrene sheets.