What size of styrene would be good for this??

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  1. Skywarp181

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    Never used styrene before, and since I would have to order this off the net, what size thickness so styrene should I order to match this?
    Need to make these cases
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    6x4 Inch (That is what she said.)
     
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    I ment .030 , .100 , .060 ??? Which size thickness
     
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    What are we looking at? I'm assuming the box to hold the accessories of a 12 inch Batman?

    Well if that's the case those boxes are pretty bad. I don't know what thicknesses styrene comes in but anything around 0.5 cm would be fine. Top tip, angle the edges of the box walls so they sit flush (ie, 90 degree joins should have edge angles of 45 degrees) and use fine filler to fill out any holes that are left by nails or screws.

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    LOL 0.5 cm would probably be waaay to massive. 1.5 mm would work. Surely it would be better to just go off and buy a metal cigarette tin or something, and then cut foam to go into that? I'm sure if you look around you'll be able to find a metal case with a flip lid, and all you'd have to is fashion a carry handle for Batman to carry it like a case?
     
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    the cases looks to be made out of wood, which shouldn't be hard to get. Not sure about thickness, but just compare the pic till you have the right thickness using wood or styrene. You can also stack them till you get the thickness you want.

    But is that the custom 1/6 scale batman display case? Cause I use "For sale, for rent, etc" signs for styrene and there is different thickness or keep stacking sheets for the right size. Cheaper than buying the hobby stuff, and if you mess up, all you lost is about $1.50, and its basically the same material.

    made 3d glasses for my Medicom Yoda using "for sale" signs

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    On topic...Where are you??? In the US or outside?? You can't find this at a local hardware or home store, like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc?? Or better yet...go to JoAnn Fabric and Crafts..look in the upholstery area, they have several thickness' and usually comes in white or green iirc..if you need black, some stores may stock that or can order online after you verify the thickness you need.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, and Yeah their for the 1/6 batman, i live in the US, but all we have is hobby lobby and they said they don't carry styrene sheets but the people there are useless !!! . I think we have a Joanne fabrics ill check today if not I'll try the for sale signs or the tin.
     

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