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Old 07-30-2019, 06:04 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by woodstock74 View Post
So, if you have in the region of $100,000, you might have something to do with your 1/32 scale models!
I'm thinking cost is less of an issue than potential inaccuracy of the design. Very small changes make a huge difference there, but that may be less important than overall generalized effect - even if it does not end up accurate in real world use. If nothing else, something for my teenager to lean on for a science project at some point perhaps . .

I did score a nice recycling yard find today however of a 4x8 1/8" sheet of black plastic. Not sure it's ABS, as it seems more flexible than that, but it seems a good mix of rigidity and flexibility to conform to simple curves and mild complex ones.

At the very least, I think it would be a decent upgrade for my wheel discs in being solid and less susceptible to cosmetic damage, along with being thinner than the 4 mm stuff I have now. It should work well around the lower suspension arms too.
2015 BMW i3 REx
2011 Ford Flex SEL AWD
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