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    Default Styrene or sentra

    I went to the lhs to see about getting s few things to try my hand at scratch building. I didn't buy anything because they had sintra and not styrene. Which is best? Also what are the most used pieces?

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    Were you at the the Nissan dealership?
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    I guess I misspelled it. However they didn't have styrene they had a different product. Has anyone used it, which is better? I think he called it sintra.

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    OK I found a place that had very minimal amount of styrene. Me and my son built a tamiya tracked vehicle. Which was fun with 4 yr old assistance. I tried my hand at scratch building I need to get some more material. I also need to find a basic build or more information about using the material.

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    Great build! Looks fun and I'm sure that your son had fun too!

    I get my building materials from "industrial specialized accessories"-shop (not a regular hardware store), surely it may vary where you live but generally they use these materials (styrene, PVC-panel/Sintra/Komacel/Forex..) as base for backlighted advertisement signs, information panels etc.. Usually the price is a lot cheaper than from hobby shop! (excluding thinner materials, industrial shops dont usually offer these.)

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    Thank you for the help / tip. Could you point me I the direction of some builds on here that give a bit of how to

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    You are at the right place, just look around!

    Read few topics through at The Guild's Finest and here is one about PVC-panels,
    http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/...lding-material

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    I read up a bit and komacel look to be nice. I like non hazardous materials to work with!

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    syntra is basically styrene. It works the same.

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    2 Beers sent me some Sintra a while back and I finally got to try it out about a month ago. I just looked it up and this is how it is defined.

    SINTRA® BOARD - RIGID PVC PLASTIC SHEETS

    Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded in a homogenous sheet with a low gloss matte finish.

    It is much lighter than styrene, but still stiff. It cuts well with a band saw or x-acto knife and can be bent into shape. One difference between Sintra and styrene is that Plastic welder does not work on Sintra. I used gorilla glue and PVC pipe glue (I was in a pinch) to bond the joints.


    Harry

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