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KobusBeukes
#1 Posted : 10 June 2013 15:55:13

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I've noticed that the guys are making use of different kinds of wood in the build of which is not supplied with the kit.

Where in South Africa can you find wood such as box, lime, pear and maple in quantities big, or must I say small, enough for model building?

Or must we import if we want to go the same route as eg Nigel or Alan?

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KobusBeukes
#2 Posted : 11 June 2013 20:08:28

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The following wood is available from the Model Dockyard and are use extensively by the UK builders.

"Beech Strip, Flexible Beech Strip, Cherry Sheet, Lime Dowel, Lime Sheet, Lime Strip, Mahogany Strip, Mahogany Sheet, Maple Strip, Maple Sheet, Plywood, Pear Sheet, Tanganyka Strip, Tanganyka Sheet, Walnut Dowel, Walnut Sheet, Walnut Strip, Walnut Profile Section, Half Round Wooden Dowel, Display Case Section and Premade Wooden Decking"


Are there no such place in South Africa to buy these sizes from?Confused

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Grizzly
#3 Posted : 11 June 2013 21:45:16

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Kobus, Try Silverton Timbers, they have all sorts of imported timbers.
You'll have to cut it to size yourself but that's not difficult.
All the best, Grizzly
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#4 Posted : 12 June 2013 05:55:47

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Hi Grizzly

Thanks for the info. I will contact them.

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Karelkat
#5 Posted : 16 June 2013 22:03:29

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I know for certain Jix hobbies in pretoria supply the wood. They are located in menlyn retail park across menlyn mall.
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#6 Posted : 16 June 2013 23:00:37

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Karelkat wrote:
I know for certain Jix hobbies in pretoria supply the wood. They are located in menlyn retail park across menlyn mall.


Hi Karelkat

Thanks for the info, will definately visit them.

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Castos
#7 Posted : 20 June 2013 05:10:55

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Hi Kobus

A lot of experience builders cut their own wood, using a band saw, circular saw and a thicknesser.

Look at the following sites where there is a lot of information.

http://mysite.verizon.net/ELLshipmodeler/

http://mysite.verizon.ne...Lshipmodeler/lumber.htm

http://mysite.verizon.ne...Lshipmodeler/lumber.htm

At modelshipworld and modelshipbuilder there is a wealth of information available.

Hope this helps.

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#8 Posted : 20 June 2013 05:56:49

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Hi Castos

Thanks very much for the info, will definately make use of it!LOL

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#9 Posted : 07 July 2013 18:53:46

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Got some wood from Jix Hobbies in Menlyn yesterday, i.e. walnut, cherry and yellow heart. The size is 3 x 75 x 600 mm (1/8" x 3" x 24"). They also have a 1/16" thickness.



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Marcel
#10 Posted : 12 August 2013 19:16:08

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A cheaper way is to direct import from UK. I found this friendly site which fulfill al my wood needs for modeling.

All types of wood ideal for model builts

"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


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