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shanerozzell
02-07-2010, 01:32 AM
I was just reading Nels0nmacs FW marine (http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?37524-Nels0nmacs-FW-marine) thread on CMoN and he mentioned Chemiwood. I have heard of this stuff before but couldn't find any suppliers so I thought I'd have another look....:cool:
The following is copied from their website.



572 Fighteraces (http://www.fighteraces.co.uk/)

Used widely in the commercial model making and tool making industry, Modelboard (commonly known as ‘Chemiwood’) is a solid resin based material with no grain, which is an ideal material for use in scale modelling. It can be worked easily by hand, and can be sanded, carved, drilled, tapped, & machined with ease.
This material is ideally suited for the manufacture of small vac-forming moulds and ‘patterns’ for glass fibre moulding, as well as small parts for scale detailing due to its relatively light weight & ease of use. No special preparation is required for painting, other than a smooth sanded surface.


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The block available measures 50mm x 100mm x 150mm, and weigh 550 grams.
£ 5.25 each + P&P


Shown below are several examples of uses for Chemiwood, both for manufacturing parts for direct use on the model and for pattern making for moulding.


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exilesjjb
02-07-2010, 01:47 AM
http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/gbu0-catshow/balsafoam.html

this sounds familier

shanerozzell
02-07-2010, 01:55 AM
I thought that but when I did my original search that came up. Kyle (dude who works as a school tech) has used balsafoam and he says it gets bitty and is quite brittle. This stuff is way cheaper as well.

exilesjjb
02-07-2010, 02:13 AM
the balsa foam come in different grades from rough to very fine but i expensive

exilesjjb
02-07-2010, 04:51 AM
http://www.alchemie.com/model_board.htm

found this supplier

exilesjjb
02-07-2010, 05:38 AM
not chemiwood but does the same job
http://www.resins-online.com/products-resin-support-products/products-latex.html?page=shop.browse&category_id=103&vmcchk=1