Customs: Newbie styrene questions.

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  1. Automaster

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    What is the ideal thickness of styrene in general to use on customs or scratchbuilds? I bought some that is 2.5 mm thick and I'm not sure if it's the best size to use. I'm trying to make a Mohawk for a big Ironhide. Advice on cutting/scoring beyond what the tutorials show?
     
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    I use 0.5mm generally and 1mm for slightly heavier duty stuff. Having said that, I've never made styrene mods on much larger figures. I'd imagine 2.5mm would work well with Unicron scale (is that how big your Ironhide is?).

    For something this thick I'd say a hobby saw would work well.
     
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    Thanks. This 2.5mm stuff is something I picked up blindly when my hobby shop closed it's doors. Here I was trying to use a regular exacto knife to cut it. The Ironhide is leader sized.

    When using multiple layers to make a larger thickness, what kind of adhesive should be used?
     
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    2.5mm should be fine to use, and to adhere it, I use Loctite super glue, it heats up so it makes the bond real nice and tight.
     

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