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Vacuum Former idea

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  • Vacuum Former idea

    This little guy looks just the ticket for some projects.


    A bit pricey at $690 but interesting concept.
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

  • #2
    I think I picked up a little vac former from MicroMark for something like $80, but I can't remember. Their site looks like it's down right now or I'd check. The platform was only something like 6"x6", but more than adequate for what I use it for...


    • #3
      I made my own, mostly from material I had around the shop.


      • #4
        Like all model making techniques, vacuforming has its applications. The trick is to employ the correct technique for the job. Here are some jobs where vacuforming or heat-forming was the right choice:

        A job I did for IBM. It was on display at the air and space museum (Smithsonian) for about a year.

        Improving the Trumpeter 1/144 KILO kits with a well for the messenger buoy


        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


        • #5
          I enhanced the Williams 1/12 KAIRYU kit with this vacuformed deadlight 'funnel', and hatch well.

          And some SF stuff just form me.

          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"