Plasticard is PVC sheets, yes. Its called something else in the US I think (Styrene possible). I dont know of anywhere you can buy in bulk, but I usually get mine from hobby. There may be cheaper places around though.
Here, it's called sheet styrene. Most of it comes in construction type thicknesses, though...nothing you'd be able to use for modelling. I went to Home Depot and found 1'' thick sheets to be the thinnest they had. I know nothing about construction though, so I have no idea what it's actually used for. The 1'' thick one might be good for making a bunker or something out of though. It's thick enough that you could cut into it and make sloped armour.
The best place to get it in bulk is a model train store. Apparently, you need a huge amount of it for laying tracks. I don't think it's any cheaper to buy it in bulk than one sheet at a time and use it as needed though.
"Evergreen Scale Models is the world's largest producer of styrene plastic shapes, strips, and sheet materials in metric and inch sizes. You can build clean, accurate models using Evergreen Scale Models products. Available at hobby shops everywhere."
If you then say, that the Sheets are PVC, then look
"White Sheets Opaque White Styrene " <----Hmmmm And if you looooooooook veeeerrrrrryyyyyyyy close, you will see that there Sheets from Styrene in 0,13 mm. And thats a huge difference to 9mm, or not?
PVC is that thing, your Floor covering is made of.
So i must say, my Friend:
You maybe used all 3 types of materials to build your stuff, but I MADE all 3 types of materials. I WORKED over 10 Years with Plastics of all Kind, and i know what i am saying. I had professional training for 3 years to become an specialised Worker for Plastics.
Ok, i must say, i misspelled maybe the Styrene<---->Polystyrene-thing, but in Germany we use the words this way (Styrene (Styrol) is the basic Molecule which the Polystyrene (Polystyrol) is made off. The small word "Poly" means something like "more of the same kind").
I don´t want a apology about your posting, Bloodhound. But i must say that it is wrong from you to say i am so wrong, without even try to use google before you are posting.
I posted some links to Wiki above....i don´t believe you read them, or did you? Cos then you may have seen, that my posting was corectly.
Jeah, the soft, fluffy white things are expanded PS, which means they inthe Factory they use Steam to heat up the Raw-Material. Then they expand about 5x the Time they had before. If you fill the Material in a closed Mold, and steam up then, you get that stuff your TV´s are packed in.
If you put the Raw-material intu an Extruder (don´t know the english word for) you get as result the harder foam, known as "Styrojack)
Wenn you use the Raw-Material without the special propellent, you can injection Mold the Material, and get Things like the sprues from GW.
So, it´s no big difference between your Army, your Gamingtable and Plasticard......it´s the same Material in different shapes.
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