[WWI] Scoring plastic question

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Tue Apr 24 10:15:58 EDT 2007

I use a magazine, and an HB pencil, 0.5, 0.7 or 0.9 depending on how
thick I want.
/Neil C. 

-----Original Message-----
From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Robinson
Sent: den 24 april 2007 16:05
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
Subject: Re: [WWI] Scoring plastic question

Hi Mike

I do mine on one of those self healing X-Acto cutting matts. It's got
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,
> biro won't make an impression on the plastic. If it's too soft, the
> 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
> 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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