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« on: April 02, 2006, 01:14:08 PM »
Well, I checked the past topics and I couldn't find anything too relative to this. So lately I got a MG GM for $9.00 and I thought that it work be a good "lab rat" for me to test out my scratch builing skills. I have all the sketches set out and the model sanded and ready for whatever but I need the supplies. I checked the putty threads and i'm confident with this http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=110&. So I think i'm set there, but I have one problem, no styrene. I've asked FF about styrene a few times and he told me where to go. The local hobbyshop didn't have it and nor did michael's. Personally, i've never even seen styrene, nor do I know the right size for scratching. Coming to the point, I need help on where to get styrene and what size is best for scratching. A link showing size comparison or a link on where I can buy it would be GREAT.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 02:05:00 PM »
If your local hobby shop doesn't have it, you need to find a different hobby shop.  I don't think I've ever found a hobby shop, that sells plastic model kits, but doesn't sell styrene.  In any event, if you want to order styrene online, micromark has a limited selection:

http://www.micromark.com/

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 02:15:26 PM »
I can usually find styrene from evergreen for 2 bucks a pack
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 02:59:15 PM »
Sizes and Shapes:
http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/

Where to buy scratchbuilding stuff:
http://www.hobbylinc.com

Search HobbyLinc for evergreen or K and S Metals for brass rod. I also get my clear acrylic rods here for displaying kits.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 04:03:15 PM »
Thanks alot!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006, 06:06:07 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006, 10:41:22 AM »
I have a question about the thickness of the styrene sheets.  I looked at the evergreen site and saw the varying sizes, but since I've never worked with styrene I was wondering what would be a good thickness for general scratchbuilding?  I had ordered some already and it just arrived, but I guess I read wrong or something, because it's 0.13 mm thick -- I think my notebook paper is thicker XD  So apparently I need a little help.

More specifically I want to increase the size of some shoulders on a gundam and maybe scratch build a gun.  I hope this is the right place to ask.

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 10:47:17 AM »
Get the sampler pack. It comes with 1 sheet each of .010" .020" and .040". All three are great sizes depending on what you're doing.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006, 02:08:48 PM »
Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Get the sampler pack. It comes with 1 sheet each of .010" .020" and .040". All three are great sizes depending on what you're doing.

I end up using the .030" sheets more often than anything else, but you'll find a use for everything from .010" to .040" if you mess with it long enough.  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 02:46:30 PM »
Thanks!  I went to the local hobby store, and just like last time, then had almost no styrene sheets, tubes, or any of the other stuff I would have liked to buy.  So I ended up ordering some .010, .020, .040, and .060 since I don't know what I'll need.  Thanks for the info!