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« on: 15 July 2016, 12:07:54 PM »

I recently had to re-glaze the shed window, which required acrylic sheet. But I could only get a 4'x2' sheet, which was twice what I needed for the shed window. (I feel that fsn would have managed a 4 paragraph intro to this, some of you may be sad that I only managed 2 sentences, others will be pleased  Wink )

So I have a nice 2'x2' sheet of 2mm acrylic sheet - and I'm wondering if I could use if for a hobby project? Preferably one that takes advantage of it being clear, as I have plenty of plastic card for basic building purposes.
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« Reply #1 on: 15 July 2016, 12:43:21 PM »

Bases for single figures where you want the underlying terrain to show through - eg D&D or similar?

I wanted some for a clear sheet of ice for a Frostgrave scenario but couldn't find any at a reasonable price!
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« Reply #2 on: 15 July 2016, 12:55:40 PM »

Spinning Helicopter blades?

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« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2016, 12:56:39 PM »

Bases for single figures where you want the underlying terrain to show through - eg D&D or similar?
Good idea - but I don't do much skirmish gaming - and if I was going with clear bases, I'd want circles which I have no idea how to cut en-masse.


I wanted some for a clear sheet of ice for a Frostgrave scenario but couldn't find any at a reasonable price!

Interesting idea - and yes its %^&* expensive stuff!

I'd wondered about some sort of cloud island idea?
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« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2016, 12:57:22 PM »


Nice - its probably a bit thick for that - and how do you cut the circles?
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« Reply #5 on: 15 July 2016, 12:59:17 PM »

Ah, yeah - circle bases are a sod. Probably easier to buy if you actually wanted them Cheesy

Cloud island - that might be quite cool... I'd be tempted by MDF or similar with cotton wool over it though, and keep the acrylic! Force fields/teleport gates/laser fences/portals? Either as is, or with a little bit of swirly paint across?
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« Reply #6 on: 15 July 2016, 02:04:52 PM »

Nice - its probably a bit thick for that - and how do you cut the circles?

you are probably right - 2mm is a bit thick

I bought a couple of circle cutters from Hobbycraft

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/papercraft/papercraft-tools/craft-punches?filter=PUNCHTYPE~Circle/&followsearch=9449

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« Reply #7 on: 15 July 2016, 02:13:25 PM »

I have a couple of those and they'll barely cut through cardboard, never mind acrylic...
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« Reply #8 on: 15 July 2016, 02:21:17 PM »

I don't know if it's relevant, but you can cut glass with scissors if you do it under water to deaden the vibrations that normally cause cracks. The scissors are never the same afterwards, be warned.
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« Reply #9 on: 15 July 2016, 02:29:30 PM »

Under what set of circumstances did you come by that nugget of useful information?  Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: 15 July 2016, 02:37:48 PM »

Some sort of nerd-in-training kiddies' science book.
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« Reply #11 on: 15 July 2016, 02:41:23 PM »

I saw it on the telly once. Also very handy for snipping resin parts off sprues.
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« Reply #12 on: 15 July 2016, 04:00:49 PM »

That's not the sort of information we need on this eminently sensible forum.  Shocked

You know that's the sort of thing I'd try, and end up in casualty with severe lacerations.

Cheers - Phil (where are the bandages ?) L.
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« Reply #13 on: 15 July 2016, 04:06:34 PM »

It sounds a bit as if you'd accidentally open a vein putting on your socks, however. First there was Bluebottle, then there was Kenny, and now....
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« Reply #14 on: 15 July 2016, 04:54:58 PM »

There's the idiot who STILL wants to try the experiment with the microwave, and the recently extinguished candle.

That's on my bucket list.  Cheesy

Cheers - Phil
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