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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => Topic started by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2019, 03:47:26 am

Title: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2019, 03:47:26 am
Those of you who've had some of my home printed decals will know that they almost always come with a chunk of cardboard in the envelope in an attempt to prevent the various posties from bending the stuff.

Well from now on the cardboard will be replaced by some corrugated plastic sheets!  :thumbsup:

A local guy was getting rid of over 100 of these sheets on the Gloucester Freegle site (Freegle lets you post offers and wants for nothing, very handy sometimes) and I jumped at the chance, and I've just collected them all  ;D
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: kerick on April 25, 2019, 06:37:31 am
Well that's awesome! Nice find!
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: Rheged on April 25, 2019, 07:28:44 am
Decals AND a sheet of potentially Whiffable plastic too!!
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2019, 07:36:43 am

Decals AND a sheet of potentially Whiffable plastic too!!


I'm not sure about that, the sheets are about 2 mm thick with 0.5 mm thick side skins with corrugated styrene in the middle. They might be OK for bulkheads and stuff but the corrugations 'print through' to the side skins so they're always a bit rippled.

They'd work a treat for the sides of B-52s though.  ;D
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 25, 2019, 08:25:21 am
Ah, an "added value" pack. Smart marketing move!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: AS.12 on April 25, 2019, 09:03:49 pm
Another useful source of corrugated plastic are election placards, 'a friend' pops out with a pair of cable-cutters after the voting has finished and liberates some from local lamp posts...
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2019, 03:11:28 am
Looks like this?
(https://www.virtualprint.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/corflute3.jpg)
We call it Corflute.  Which to my surprise (shouldn't have been thinking about it) is a trade name.  It's used for cheap printed signs.
Seeing as we have an election in 3 weeks there'll be lot of it surplus in 3 weeks and a bit...  ;)
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2019, 05:57:45 am
Another useful source of corrugated plastic are election placards, 'a friend' pops out with a pair of cable-cutters after the voting has finished and liberates some from local lamp posts...

Don't see many election placards like that in the UK, but some estate agent "for sale" signs might use similar material ?
Title: Re: Kit'sdeKals go hi-tech, sort of.............
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2019, 12:27:07 pm
Can't see the pic, sorry.