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Bulk lead foil for groundwork,where to buy?

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Bulk lead foil for groundwork,where to buy?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:13 PM
Hi all,I need to aquire a large amount of lead foil to do some tedious plant-life for a Vietnam diorama I will begin this winter...and NO, I dont think my liver can handle that much wine and champagneBig Smile [:D] Do any of the resident diorama Guru's here have a source where to buy such an item?
Thanks and Cheers! Shreck
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:25 AM
Shreck

Over in the Techniques forum Tediam gave the following info: "I get mine at http://www.mcmaster.com/ Look up lead foil tape. Or Item #76315A61, or catalog page #3201."


Al
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 14, 2004 6:15 AM
Try using Pewter foil look in the Embossing section of Michaels or the like.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:16 AM
any reason heavy duty aluminum foil wouldn't work?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:53 PM
Thanks for the tips Y'allSmile [:)] As for why not a heavy grade of Aluminum foil...dont know really,as I've only used the waste lead foil from wine and such up until now.And it has always worked the charm!
The Diorama I am getting ready to start will be my most ambitious to date,a Vietnam diorama of an OH-6A "Loach" up close and personal to an NVA bunker with lots(and I mean LOTSBig Smile [:D] )of foliage/grass/etc.
hence the need for "bulk"foil!My best guesstimate is in the area of 3' square feet total of foil for a diorama base 14 1/2" X 14 1/2" square

Now I'm searching the 'net for native Vietnamese plant and grass species reference picsDead [xx(]......A very boring aspect of research
Will post pics when I get underway in the helicopters section of our forum! Thanks again! Shreck
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:34 PM
Shreck, I'm also thinking about doing a vietnam dio in the near future.Wink [;)] If you find any pix of vietnam vegetaion on the net and you don't mind would you be able to email them to me?Wink [;)]Wink [;)]

Cheers Trev
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Posted by qmiester on Friday, October 15, 2004 8:06 PM
You might check the radiology department of your local hospital. At one time I was able to get sheets of lead foil up to 12 x 16 but that was a long time ago.
Quincy
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 16, 2004 5:20 PM
Thanks qmiester!.,s3053396 I'll be glad to send reference pics to you...once I've succeeded in finding what I'm looking for (around 40 species)Will post a thread in the reference section when completed Cheers! Shreck
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