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  1. I have not experienced this myself, however I can only comment on my experience with the materials used. Self healing cutting mats are usually made of polyurethane rubber, which in its uncured state sticks to virtually anything that doesn't have a release agent on it. Silicone rubber on the other hand doesn't stick to anything but itself. I have not seen any cutting mats made out of silicone rubber, and as far as I know they don't have self healing properties. So if you have a self healing cutting mat, chances are that it is made out of a polyurethane compound and CA glue will stick to it. Hope this helps.
  2. So about 18months ago I moved house and packed all the tools and building materials, kits etc away. The townhouse the admiral and I moved into is very small, and in order to avoid constant court martials I didnt even unpack... Spent most of my time lately on research and redrawing plans. Now in 3weeks the admiral and myself are getting married, then off to a 2week honeymoon. Only to return to start packing to move a month later into the house we purchased. Suitable space for modelbuilding is available. Either in the work room in the main house or in the small outside workshop. I do have plans to build a new entertainment area in the future and to then convert the current bar/entertainment area which is seperate from the main house into a decent sized workshop of about 20 square meters (215 square feet). Will still be looking in from time to time on the topics I'm following, but I dont expect to post anything new in the near future.
  3. Always ask google first! https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-B7E62759-B807-4691-86C7-E365C7D2692B-htm.html Have not tested this, but it should work...
  4. Hi Mark, I am no expert with CAD, I know just enough to be dangerous... However the red rectangle you are referring to is the color of the layer you used when inserting the image. It may be possible to make that particular layer transparent. Someone who knows CAD better might be able to help with this. I think you said that you are using AutoCAD 2016LT, I use AutoCAD2012 so I am not sure if That feature is available.
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    photoetch glue

    Probably also abit belated and slightly offtopic, but I have found that when attaching PE wall panels it helps to roughen up the surface. For this sandpaper will suffice, however I personally sandblast the piece. Regarding glue I've found that security cable glue works excellent.
  6. FSwart

    Hello everyone

    Hi all. Been a member here for awhile but haven't posted alot. Thought it was time to introduce myself. I have been building models for a few years now, although i have not completed any of my builds yet. Currently I am building the KMS Bismarck in 1:200 scale, the HMS Hood in 1:200 scale and I have recently started a build of the HMS Triton in 1:24 scale. All projects are currently on hold as I am moving soon and the admiral has given strict orders. Keep well. Francois

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