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European Union
Member Since: February 15, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 05:01 AM UTC
There must be dozens of tricks that make scratchbuilding cheaper.

Here's one : try the plastic disposable plates. They are styrene.
For some applications, they are a perfect "body double" for sheet styrene, and they are much cheaper.
There's an easy test to check if it is real styrene : try a drop of styrene glue on them. If the plastic melts : you hit the jackpot !

If you have your own tricks : let's hear them !

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South Australia, Australia
Member Since: January 09, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 06:12 AM UTC
Well Jan!
I use also the plastic from butter and all kind of groceries I also use the soda cans thin foil...
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