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    I'm working on a 60s TB (AMT body) and have the interior to do next. I haven't made one before and wondered what materials, mounting and glue people use. I'm thinking of using styrene or cardboard for the base. Will make some roll bars from styrene (found a post by a member here about making them).
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    Last edited by code; July 24, 2022, 01:21 AM.
    Mike
    Oz

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    Index card painted black or clear lexan that may have been included to hold down that new 1/32 slot it or sideways purchase. I’d recommend tape vs. glue assuming 1/24 cars need a little flex.
    The Jester
    of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
    the Soxside (Chicago)

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    • #3
      Playing cards makes a good base. Paint it with model car spray paint. Just don't use the joker
      Arrold Martin
      Nashville TN

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        I attach both types to the body with hot glue.
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        • code
          code commented
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          Cool, nice work.

      • #5
        It is hard to beat styrene sheet/tube for making interiors.......styrene sheet/tube/rod/shapes, come in various weights and diameters, so you have the options of going as light, or as sturdy as you wish......the thin sheets of styrene are lighter than playing cards.

        As far as glue, regular styrene model cement is great, or, try some styrene weld,...even better.

        Cheers
        Chris Walker

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        • code
          code commented
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          Great, thanks for that.

      • #6
        ................010 styrene sheet........almost any kind of glue will do.
        Dave J
        Millstadt, Illinois

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        • code
          code commented
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          Thanks Dave, I just did a drawer search and managed to find black .010" styrene that I put away some time ago.

      • #7
        When we first started doing modifieds, Harry showed us the playing card trick. He didn't paint the underside so he could show us. OMG! How long ago was that? HRW is becoming an archive of original ideas.

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        • #8
          Another good source of sheet plastic is the "Help Wanted" & "For Rent" signs sold in various department stores, home centers. & other shops.

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          • #9
            Big thanks all for the range of options. I'll go with the .010" styrene on this one since I managed to find a couple of sheets here.
            Last edited by code; July 24, 2022, 09:36 PM.
            Mike
            Oz

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