[WWI] Scoring plastic question

Mike Robinson mr1057 at frontiernet.net
Tue Apr 24 10:04:31 EDT 2007

Hi Mike

I do mine on one of those self healing X-Acto cutting matts. It's got just
enough "give" without being too hard.  I also use a blunt scriber rather
than a ballpoint pen, but either way works fine.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kendix" <mkendix at hotmail.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:56 AM
Subject: [WWI] Scoring plastic question

> Hi:
> If you want to use the old biro trick to make ribbing etc. on plastic,
> surface do you use to  make it?  Obviously, it cannot be too hard, else
> biro won't make an impression on the plastic. If it's too soft, the biro
> goes right through the plastic or the surface is too unstable to keep
> straight.
> Still plugging away on the Spinne. Got the skis attached to the landing
> legs and engine/seta frame last night - it's begining to take shape!!
> Doesn't look like an aeroplane yet though - more like a children's
> frame.
> Thanks,
> Michael
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