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Glorfindel
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« Reply #15 on: 15 July 2016, 05:39:54 PM »

I wonder if this stuff is solid enough to use as a base for terrain ?   The reason
I ask is that I am on the hunt for a source of material with similar properties to
2mm thick HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene Sheeting aka Plasticard).   This sort
of thing :

http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/080-sheet-styrene.html


I can't help thinking that there are similar materials out there and am
wondering if acrylic sheet would do the job ?



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« Reply #16 on: 15 July 2016, 06:11:21 PM »

Are you sure it was acrylic, as shed windows etc are normally made from polycarbonate as they are shatter proof and much more UV stable?
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« Reply #17 on: 15 July 2016, 06:20:29 PM »

It would work for terrain basing, as long as the terrain is not too big, as it has some flex to it. But it's probably more expensive than plastic card.

I have seen it mentioned that sign writers often have off cuts of various materials that would work for basing.

Are you sure it was acrylic, as shed windows etc are normally made from polycarbonate as they are shatter proof and much more UV stable?
You may well be right, I'd have to go and check.

I probably assumed it was acrylic as that is what clear plastic rod is made from.
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« Reply #18 on: 15 July 2016, 08:01:58 PM »

If it desolves with 'norma'l plastic glue, then it will be acrylic. If not, more than likely polycarbonate.
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« Reply #19 on: 15 July 2016, 11:06:29 PM »

Signwriter supply companies sell plastic card (styrene) in very large sheets, from memory 1.2mx1.6m

Cost here is the equivalent of UKP20. I use it for all my basing and terrain bases, a sheet typically lasts me around a year
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« Reply #20 on: 16 July 2016, 10:00:08 AM »

>>Signwriter supply companies sell plastic card (styrene) in very large sheets, from memory 1.2mx1.6m

Thank for the good idea - much appreciated.   Off to Google !

Cheers,

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