Customs: Vac U Form?

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  1. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Hey guys, just read a few tutorials on using styrene, and apparently these things were sold in years gone by as toys that allowed vacuum forming with styrene.

    Anyone have one/know whether it works or not?
     
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    Plane Modelers do this quite frequently.

    You need a box with holes in the top and a strong vacuum cleaner. You put the styrene in a frame and heat it in the oven.
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Yes, i realize you could do this with other machines, but i was just wondering whether anyone had used Mattel's Vac U Form, as it seems pretty easy to use. I'm also not sure how well the parts from that machine would translate to kitbashing.
     

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