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Mercenary25
04-19-2006, 14:46
I just went to hobby store and buy stryenes for my HMMWV project. But i'm not sure how to bend stryene to curve to fit on roof.

Mark.L
04-19-2006, 19:51
Put the area of the styrene you want to bend in hot water. You'll have to try it out on a scrap piece to see how hot you need it. To hot and it my get too soft. I have found sanding the edges(corners?) slightly, prevents cracks from forming.

Sawgunner
04-19-2006, 22:50
The Hot water trick will NOT work for making the roof.

lowlight
04-20-2006, 01:18
Try using a blow dryer or heat gun.. and even a oven... yep, a OVEN!

Sawgunner
04-20-2006, 08:06
Sure, the oven works fine!!! But you need a form to make the roof.

lowlight
04-24-2006, 06:25
Saw,



Yep...That too!

Mercenary25
04-29-2006, 14:52
oh man, i felt like that was impossible to build a roof already! how to build a form for stryene to put in oven or something.

Sawgunner
04-29-2006, 16:16
Why don't you just buy one from me? The form I had made to make the roofs cost $184.00.The roofs and a steel re-enforced rollbar are only $25.00 plus S & H.

Mercenary25
04-29-2006, 17:17
Sawgunner, I wish I could buy from you, but the problem is, I don't have job yet, and I have to save money for college next fall. :sadshake oh man, collecting 1/6 scale is very hard for teenager! lol