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  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
In need of sprue!
Posted by She Models Too on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 8:48 AM

Hello Modelers!

As you know, I am new to this.  I actually haven't even started my first model yet, but I have 6 kits in the waiting (thank you, ModelCrazy Big Smile )

I'm back into artsy-fartsy mode and in deperate need of some sprue for a small mixed media project (yes, it's for a gift).  I could use a couple of handfuls or a sandwich sized zip bag.  I'm in the Frisco, Texas area.  I know everyone is crazy busy - a porch pick up would be wonderful!  Please message me with details...

Thanks in advance!

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    October 2012
  • From: Mt. Washington, KY
Posted by Geezer on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Are you looking for empty sprue trees? I have a box full and would be happy to send some your way. 

My email is lew3055@gmail.com so you can send me your address on that.

 

Lyle Willis.

www.spamodeler.com/forum/index.php 

Mediocraties - my favorite Greek model builder. 

 

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 10:30 AM

Geezer

Are you looking for empty sprue trees? I have a box full and would be happy to send some your way. 

 

 

Email sent!

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    October 2012
  • From: Mt. Washington, KY
Posted by Geezer on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 10:57 AM

please resend. didn't see it. Not sure why.

www.spamodeler.com/forum/index.php 

Mediocraties - my favorite Greek model builder. 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 12:01 PM

She Models Too

Hello Modelers!

As you know, I am new to this.  I actually haven't even started my first model yet, but I have 6 kits in the waiting (thank you, ModelCrazy Big Smile )

I'm back into artsy-fartsy mode and in deperate need of some sprue for a small mixed media project (yes, it's for a gift).  I could use a couple of handfuls or a sandwich sized zip bag.  I'm in the Frisco, Texas area.  I know everyone is crazy busy - a porch pick up would be wonderful!  Please message me with details...

Thanks in advance!

 
That's interesting, and a bit of a coincidence.  There's another forum member here, captfue is his handle, who uses sprues to make blanks for sculpting into figures. He melts the plastic in an old pan, till it's just soft enough to mash together and make blanks.  You should search the forum; you can find his build threads and see the figures he sculpts.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 12:11 PM

Ok...I'll check it out.  Thanks!

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:41 PM

In a pinch, you could also take some sprue from the models you've got waiting... As long as you go for the long straight parts it shouldn't do no harm... As soon as you finish your second or third model, you will have too much of this stuff, anyway.

Good luck with your models and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:30 PM

Big Smile Thanks Pawel...I wondered about that!  I'm needing 'bits and pieces' - leftovers, broken parts etc. as well.

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:28 PM

 Nothing like some good old spruefruit.

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6:53 PM

Her boyfriend, me, is too busy rebuilding a house to look for his spares box Embarrassed.....if I could find it.

I'll have to look for it tonight after work.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, December 15, 2022 9:17 AM

Question?

       How far from New Braunfels is Frisco? The reason I ask. I have lots of sprue. I use it for making Sprue glue and I get it from two sources, Model train Stuff and Regular model stuff!

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:15 PM

It's a little over 5 hours each way...thank you anyway!

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:17 PM

HeartKissHeart

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by sprueman on Thursday, December 15, 2022 10:27 PM

 

here is a link to what I do with spure

https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20356-110th-figure-start/

 

Good luck with your projects: Tony

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: North Texas
Posted by She Models Too on Saturday, December 17, 2022 11:19 AM

sprueman

 

here is a link to what I do with spure

https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20356-110th-figure-start/

 

Good luck with your projects: Tony

 

 

WOWZERS - that's much more ambitious than anything I am doing!  Thanks for showing me your work...I am inspired :)

I call dibs on all the sparkly stuff!

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, December 17, 2022 12:51 PM

Here is a crazy sprue-related project from Japan!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_E7Cy1I3bRE&feature=youtu.be

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 19, 2022 11:01 AM

sprueman
 

here is a link to what I do with spure

https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/topic/20356-110th-figure-start/

Good luck with your projects: Tony

 
Hi, Tony! I thought you were still "captfue".  Did you have to create a new login?  

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by sprueman on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:18 PM

Yes I had to change a year or so ago. FSM wouldn't let me sign in as Captfue. I figured srueman was closer to what I do.

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 22, 2022 12:12 PM

Yes

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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