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Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« on: December 04, 2022, 04:51:33 AM »
Discovered this helpful video today that is certainly worth sharing:
YouTube > Tabletop Alchemy > Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of

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Re: Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 06:05:30 AM »
I have some Sintra board and that video is accurate. It's great stuff! Tamiya extra thin (or equivalent styrene glues) will melt it slightly, although the bond won't be quite as strong as styrene to styrene.

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Re: Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 09:15:49 PM »
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Re: Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2022, 03:30:57 PM »
Pshaw, I've been using it since the early '90s. Y'all need to catch up.  ;D
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Re: Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2022, 12:19:36 AM »
This base is made from Sintra - I thought it was polystyrene but it's not:

https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9999.msg189825#msg189825

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Re: Sintra: The Best Hobby Material You Have Never Heard Of
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2022, 04:58:48 AM »
Sintra is one brand name for closed-cell "foam" PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride).
It glues easily with PVC "pipe cement" for heavy applications - you can thin
the plumbing cement with MEK for easier application. Hot glue sticks to it
very well, ditto epoxy.
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