Check out @MiniArt_Models’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MiniArt_Models/status/1026726351460593664?s=09
I remember reading in Finescale Modeler magazine or on their website about people trying to get or build their own vacuforming machine. Vacuforming is a way to mold objects by heating a sheet of plastic, then pulling it down over a vacuum table, which sucks the plastic over a pattern. Ta da, a copy of the surface is born. This has been used in model kits for quite awhile, especially in MiniArt kits.
I was flipping around YouTube and came across some videos that show you how to make a vacuforming machine, so I decided to post them here. Some of these machines are pretty big and not made for modeling purposes, but I think they’re still useful.
Hopefully you can use this info.
Check out @Ak_Interactive’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Ak_Interactive/status/1010164905536905217?s=09
Check out @KitMakerNetwork’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/KitMakerNetwork/status/1005548589899116544?s=09
Check out @WW2Facts’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WW2Facts/status/1004403414095290368?s=09
Check out @Armorama’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Armorama/status/992260793956614146?s=09