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Plastic Sheets For Model Making

Plastikard – a user’s guide

Plastikard is a sheet polystyrene material specially selected for model making.  The matt finish makes it possible to mark out parts prior to cutting and provides an ideal surface for paint.  The soft nature of the surface makes cutting and scoring easy.

Cutting

Plastikard should not be cut with a knife as the resulting pieces tend to distort.  It is better to make one firm cut with a sharp knife guided along a steel straight edge, then carefully snap the plastikard along the desired cut.  Plastikard can be sawn with a piercing saw but it is time consuming, removes the thickness of the blade and the resulting cut edge needs smoothing. 

Fixing

We recommend the use of a liquid polystyrene solvent such MEK-PAK or Plastic Weld. Capillary action takes the solvent along the joint, at the same time, any excess rapidly evaporates.  (This is applied with a fine paint brush and is easily welded together).

Slater’s supplies plastikard in various colours, thicknesses and embossed finishes.

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Javis: 9x12
Javis: 9x12" Clear Plastic Building Card 10/000"
Price: 0.80

Javis: 9x12
Javis: 9x12" Clear Plastic Building Card 20/000"
Price: 0.99

Javis: 9x12
Javis: 9x12" Clear plastic building card 40/000"
Price: 1.65

Javis: 9x12
Javis: 9x12" Clear Plastic Building Card 80/000"
Price: 4.25

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Langley: Brick Sheet 38x29cm English Bond
Langley: Brick Sheet 38x29cm English Bond
Price: 4.95

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 1mm Spaced Planking Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 1mm Spaced Planking Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 2mm English Bond Brick Red
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 2mm English Bond Brick Red
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 3mm Roofing Tile Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 3mm Roofing Tile Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Chequer Plate
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Chequer Plate
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Flemish Bond Brick Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Flemish Bond Brick Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Paving Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Paving Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Roof Tile (Scalloped Shell Type) Red
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Roof Tile (Scalloped Shell Type) Red
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Roofing Tile Red
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Roofing Tile Red
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Scale Corrugations White
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Scale Corrugations White
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Slating White
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Slating White
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Spaced Planking Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 4mm Spaced Planking Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Brick Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Brick Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm English Bond Brick Red
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm English Bond Brick Red
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Flemish Bond Brick Grey
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Flemish Bond Brick Grey
Price: 3.00

Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Flemish Bond Brick Red
Slater's: Embossed Plastikard 300x174mm - 7mm Flemish Bond Brick Red
Price: 3.00

 

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