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Limitations

Posted 29-08-2018 at 07:20 PM by Tony Hibbett
There are limitations. After about 30 A3 sheets, the lamiinator broke down. I bought a new one from W H Smiths for under 20. However, for some reason, some sheets don't fully bond. When this happens, I cut out the parts as usual then glue the loose laminate with UHU.
The A3 heavyweight laminate pouches are not cheap at 20 for 25, compared with standard weight A4, at 10 for 1 at Poundland, where you can also get 60g tubes of UHU for the same. You only need A3 for kits with parts which exceed...
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card models outdoors

Posted 29-08-2018 at 12:45 PM by Tony Hibbett
Updated 29-08-2018 at 02:00 PM by Tony Hibbett (Addition)
I have an outdoor layout which included some card models. Despite 2 coats of outdoor varnish inside and out, all that remained were the plastic windows!
It then occurred to me that using a laminater before construction might be a solution. I started with a Superquick 4 terraced houses kit. I used an A3 laminater, using 250 micron glossy A3 pouches, which are rated as outdoor quality. I removed the window aperture pieces first. Once the parts were cut out, I assembled them with UHU glue. When...
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