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The long Build

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Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« on: December 15, 2008, 01:59:10 PM »

Hi all
hoping you can help out here.

I am looking for a clear plastic, reasonable strong Dome, and to date have seen nothing that would do the job. It needs to be roughly 6inches diameter,(width) so about 3 inches tall,
grateful for any leads or thoughts.

Larry
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nhp651

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 02:20:55 PM »

Make your own.
Step 1:Take a ball or something else solid and reasonably hard,
Step 2 cut a circle in a piece of 6mm ply to the dia you want thwe dome.
Step 3 put your clear plastic on the ply and clamp down.
Step 4: heat it with a paint stripper and when it goes soft and spongy press the "ball into it to make the dome. leave to cool and go rigid,.
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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 02:49:12 PM »

One 6" dome..... http://www.ema-models.com/products/03147-h-dome-clear-acrylic.html

They do lots of other sizes and colours too.

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 06:35:57 PM »

Is a hamster ball too big? Alternatively, I'm sure I've seen some toys or whatever packaged in clear plastic hemispheres. Just a thought.
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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 08:24:59 PM »

Try E.M.A. Model Supplies Ltd, they do allsorts of modelling plastic sections including clear domes,  website  www.plastruct.co.uk
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The long Build

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 12:59:07 AM »

Thanks for these, certainley gives me a good few Ideas , I like the idea of making my own as suggested by nhp651 , as I would be able to make it specific to the job, had a look at the EMA site and think the flourescent might be quite cool.
Again the hamster wheel , never even thought about that .

Anyway 3 very good ideas  , all of which would probably work , just have to pick one now.

Thanks for your input

Larry
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Big Ada

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 01:23:41 PM »

You may find one of those Xmas snowflake shake scenes in a dome the right size.
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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008, 01:23:47 PM »

Would one of those Easter egg containers be big enough ?

They'll be in the shops in a fortnight...
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Wasyl

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 10:56:28 AM »

Try Morrisons,supermarket,i got 2 x clear plastic mixing bowls,yesterday,1 x 6in dia,x 3in deep, the other 10in dia x 4in deep,68p and 98p,


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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
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Malcolm Reade

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Re: Ideas on a clear plastic dome.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 11:36:23 AM »

This guys vacuum form plastic domes...

http://www.racecraftonline.co.uk/index.htm

Malc


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