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 Post subject: Armour Plating for 40k Tanks...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:23 pm 
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I'm in the process of converting/making an ork battle wagon :D and i would like to know how to make armour plating look cool and also be cheap...

I have heard different things while looking at other peoples work but don't know exactly what materials they use and where to get it from...

Easy to cut, no more than maybe 4mm thick and easy to paint...

Any ideas? :?

I thought of (obviously) cardboard etc but i wouldn't mind knowing where you get that plastic sheet stuff aswell...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:24 pm 
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You can get thin plasticard sheets from acorn models. You only have to score it then snap it if you want straight cuts. Thats pretty easy. Cutting round edges is going to be harder and you would have to be prepared to file down the edges to get them look ing exactly right. You can also get some of the the plasticard rod and slice it thin to use as rivets. Dont worry if you cant cut them perfectly flat cause you just glues them on then file them flat once they dry. Also it can be stuck together with plastic glue. Pretty good stuff really.
Just spend some time working out exactly what shapes and thicknesses you want to make so you know what to choose as acorn at least seems to have quite a few different packs of the stuff.

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before i can be bothered to go in and see it whats the cost and what exactly is it called? (makes it easier to find)

and is there such thing as cylinders of it?

Thanks for the help :D


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Probably just ask for plasticard. They should know what it is.

I dont know about cylinders but they probably have rods of different thicknesses. It would depend how big you need it as they may not be very thick. Probably only a few mm. If you want thicker than that you can get it in wooden doweling.

Maybe they have a web site and email address you could send queries to?

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evergreen scale models or plastruct is the stuff I use. They have a revolving stand over by the radio control cars in Acorn Models. They have a massive range of stuff and not badly priced imo

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i went and i saw and i hated :evil:

all i could find was awesome looking stuff at massive prices and then usless stuff for really cheap...

another thing i found was that in some cases the thick stuff could only be bought in packs, with other bits at different thicknesses...

but i dont really need it any more, but it would have been nice...


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I have had a similar issue. I want a little bit for some conversion work and cant find it in myself to spend the $20 for a whole pack. I know I can put it away for future use etc etc but I cant quite bring myself to buy it. Having said that. You dont get the same finish with any other product (well certainly any cheaper products) so I will end up biting the bullet.

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Ive have read of guys who use old plastic Gift Cards like the one's you get from the warehouse/supermarket. The cards are technically free?

They also use a leather hole punch (star type) on these cards for making rivets.

Like this....
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=179295934


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Apparently you can also use platic ice cream containers but be aware that it isnt very rigid so avoid using it on anything that isnt fixed down reasonably well.

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yes but i wanted maybe 2-4 cm thick plastic which you can buy but i could only find in big packs for like 40 + dollars


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cormer92 wrote:
yes but i wanted maybe 2-4 cm thick plastic which you can buy but i could only find in big packs for like 40 + dollars


2-4 cms!!! I hope you mean the width/length, if you really mean thickness, I will be surprised, if you do get it cheaper than 40 bucks. I would go for something more around the region of 2-4mm.


Also I might have some plasticard (about A3) size lying around that you could have anyways. This guy on trademe was selling the stuff for about 2.00 an A3 sheet.

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sorry yeah thats what i meant 2-4 mm

is this plasticard 2-4 mm?


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something around that.

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