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by BruceKW
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 46
Views: 38527

Tools of the trade

Here is a list of tool I use to model with in both trains and soon to be in space models. A all in one printer to resize patterns and drawings to desired scale(I use a Kodak 3250 aio printer as I can enlarge and reduce images in 1% increments comes in very handy. Computer w/internet for searching fo...
by BruceKW
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 14082

A better link to B5 pic of a Star fury model

well that did not work.

May have to start using photo bucket.
by BruceKW
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 14082

3D printers as a modeling tool

I have a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer. They can be quite handy if you scratch build or model something that is not already commercially available. I chose the MakerBot Replicator 2 because at the time it had a bigger build platform. It was fairly expensive $2199.99 or there about. The technology...
by BruceKW
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: To build or to buy a vacuum former which is best?
Replies: 24
Views: 12555

A sad but funny thing the book that was mentioned I have just forgot about having it :shock: Will read it and go from there. I had got the book around the same time I got into casting and molding and put it on shelf and found it while looking for something else. Anyone use balsa for a form, I use it...
by BruceKW
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: To build or to buy a vacuum former which is best?
Replies: 24
Views: 12555

Ok heat gun and shopvac are out. I have on hand a small deep fryer with a working heating element coating on inside has long worn away and flaking so it is no good for food prep, also have used vacuume pumps on the job in the past. will look into the book as it sounds like a good place to start. tha...
by BruceKW
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: To build or to buy a vacuum former which is best?
Replies: 24
Views: 12555

wow it looks doable but not too kean about using the oven. As far as a heat source I would guess it needs to be an even temp on the entire surface? The 2 links you posted got my gears turning. I am picturing a heat source by using a heat gun and maybe a sheet metal hood like used in resturants over ...
by BruceKW
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: To build or to buy a vacuum former which is best?
Replies: 24
Views: 12555

To build or to buy a vacuum former which is best?

How easy is it to build a home made vacuum former and should it be built or bought?