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  • crandall
    ... A craft store or hobby store will offer up all sorts of plywood. That s what it s for. I ve built several models of a boat I m designing myself, for
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2006
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      >I'd like to do a 1/4 scale model (of an Atkin design - Shoals Runner
      >http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Utilities/ShoalsRunner.html -
      >sorry it's not Bolger!) using 1/2 inch ply for frames, with some
      >kind of "plywood" for the hull panels. I hope to build a variation
      >of this design in aluminum, but there are a thousand details to work
      >out.
      >What is needed is a bendable sheet material, which can be fastened
      >with drywall screws, as well as duct tape (temporary) and glue
      >(permanent). It would be nice if it looks good, or will take paint,
      >as with a few minutes extra attention the model will make a nice
      >book-case, perhaps even provide a visual aid in selling the project
      >to "she whose whim is law".

      A craft store or hobby store will offer up all sorts of plywood. That's what
      it's for. I've built several models of a boat I'm designing myself, for
      future building. It comes in all sort of thickness, and it's a little spendy,
      but there isn't any substitute for a fine, smooth finished birch plywood for
      craftwork. It makes up for price in workability, finish, and availability.

      Wander on down to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or your local toy store that sells
      model, RC craft, etc., and take a look.
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