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my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

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Re: my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

Post #11 by Martyn Henley » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:14 am

he also has perfectly manicured nails too! He won't tell you that he uses nail varnish as well though


:o :doh: dont want everyone to know all me secrets David :lol:

Tell me Joe what thickness of card are you using there ? looks like 0.80" to me .. trying using 0'40" its easier to use, cuts cleaner ..another thing Joe are you using plastic glue ?


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Re: my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

Post #12 by DeereMan25 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:05 am

hey wait i saw these pic on dhs!!
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Post #13 by samk706 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:46 pm

nice work Joe, looks good :claphands:

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Re: my first proper attempt at using plastruct.....Zaxis 670LCH model.

Post #14 by Joes1989 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:32 pm

Martyn....im using 1mm plastic as i though the thinner stuff wouldnt stick together as easy! And as for glue im just using normal superglue..... I thought this would be ok....no?

I was just going to ask you if they were just nail file boards in that picture......

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Post #15 by Martyn Henley » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:47 pm

Joe, super glue is ok, but for a slightly stronger bond use Cyano, best known product name is "Rocket" but there are many names on the model shop shelf, it can come in three grades, thin, medium and thick, use the medium for general use .. it is slightly more runny than super glue

As for the sanding boards, yes thats exactly what they are, they are thicker than emery boards, with a plastic middle ..they cost about £1.50ish each .. you can find them at most good independent chemists...

All my masters are made out of plactic card ..here is a picture of the 1/35th scale Hymac masters under construction
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Post #16 by niner » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:06 pm

joe,

just been reading over this, how did you get on with it? I know it was a while back!

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Post #17 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:56 pm

It went well til I painted it, the primer and paint reacted badly to the filler!!! It's in bits again now as I try and get the time to rebuild it better, and I'm try to build a counterweight for a345D LME that I've wanted to do for a while now, illget round to getting some pics eventually mate!!

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