Scratch Builds: 11. Reinforced Hinges

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    Basics of Styrene: Part Two


    Reinforced Hinges

    Expanding on the earlier hinge tutorial, it is recommended that you reinforce all hinges for better durability. (where possible):

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    Having more surface contact for glue adds a lot of support to the structure. Here, I've made a singular brace with a cutaway for the central hinge section:

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    I then support the central portion with its own reinforcing plate. These are staggered to allow the hinge . . . . :

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    . . . . only 90 degrees of bend:
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