Customs: Styrene

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  1. BlitzFire

    BlitzFire Well-Known Member

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    Alrighty...I hope this is in the right area, ive never posted anything here since the change over and am thinknig about getting in the game of kitbashin/customizing etc.


    i imagine it has already been posted, and if so please direct me.

    I see all the time in kitbashin, ppl using styrene. My question is....is styrene a final product? Can it be painted? can it be sanded to make round edges? How hard is it cut?

    Or is styrene more to make the molds for pieces you want?

    and my last question....is it expensive?

    Any info is greatly appreciated
    Thanks!
    BlitzFire
     
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    hey. i personally just started using styrene. It's some amazing stuff with endless possibilities.

    it's intended to sand, cut and paint, and comes in a wide-variety of colors thicknesses, shapes, and patterns.

    the hobby shop near me charges about $5 per 8x10 sheet.

    (holy shit, as I am typing this an earthquake just hit...all the TFs on my shelves fell !!)

    il
     
  3. BlitzFire

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    thanks for the info frenzy rumble.

    sorry to hear about the TFs falling down though...thats not good.

    im hoping a hobby/craft store carries some.....and hopefully some ball joints too!
     
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    dang. that earthquake was 5.6 and f-ed up LA pretty bad.
     

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