[WWI] Dentist trip with a bonus
David C. Fletcher
dcf at mars.ark.com
Sat Feb 5 20:02:42 EST 2005
Bruce Dyck wrote:
> I just returned from a trip to the dentist, and a pocket full of tools...
I ended up with over 140 bits by talking nicely to a dental technician.
Next time, ask if you can get some of the stuff they use for making
moulds - it's called Algenate (sp?). It is great for quick moulds, but
is shrinks when dry. This, however, can be turned to the modeller's
advantage as the shrink rate is consistent so you can cast a 1/48th
scale part and in a couple of stages end up with a 1/72nd scale piece
(if that's your particular perversion). Also when dry, the stuff makes
quiet convincing cushions or other upholsteey and can be carved, sanded
etc., easily. A dentist's office is a gold mine for a modeller...
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