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Vacform Preparation
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:17:02 am »
These drawings were origionaly posted by Kitnut. I have decided they are so useful that I will post them here and pin them and lock them

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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 01:04:40 am »
There's also this piece by John Adam's which is no longer available direct (I printed it off eons ago) but has been posted on Britmodeller

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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 06:45:51 am »
Here's the sketches again. This is the basics, as you get more experienced doing vacuforms, you can reduce the amount you need to score and break off which will reduce the sanding time.





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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 09:35:34 am »

There's also this piece by John Adam's which is no longer available direct (I printed it off eons ago) but has been posted on Britmodeller

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http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234983394-vacform-modelling-tips/


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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 04:25:14 pm »
I've a cheat - prime the vacform parts first BEFORE cutting them out, then instead of cutting around them some distance away, carefully cut into the parts at the join at a 45 degree angle then score away.  Sand down as normal and when the white plastic is gone, then the parts should fit.

Tried this a few times and it works for me.
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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 10:26:17 pm »
I like that idea Lee.  :thumbsup:

Well worth a try, thanks.
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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 04:10:43 am »
It's not guaranteed, and I''d still test fit after some sanding but it is easier and there's less mess.

I'm of the opinion that there's no wrong way to do anything when modelling, whichever method works for any individual modeller is the right one for them.
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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 07:31:15 am »
I was recommended this book, and I recommend it too. The sketches I made up is how it's explained in the book.



I wouldn't recommend wooksta's way until you've had a bit of experience doing vacuforms.
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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 10:12:57 am »
I've got that book too, full of useful gen.  :thumbsup:

And if you can find it, there's one done by the late Harry Woodman too.

He was the guy who built a 1/72 scratchbuilt vacform Boulton-Paul Overstrand back in the mid-late 60s...  :o :o :o :o
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Re: Vacform Preparation
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 02:38:11 am »
...I'm of the opinion that there's no wrong way to do anything when modelling, whichever method works for any individual modeller is the right one for them.

I second that.  I've seen so many arguments started on forums because someone has it fixed in their head that their way is the only right way do something and any other way is wrong.
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