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Andy Bailey22/11/2009 21:16:44
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Does anybody know where i can get a larger amounts of balsa approx 3" wide x approx 2mm , the local model shop does stock it but only in small amounts and ive got a 5 ft boat to do with it as i plan to f/g over it , thanks for your time 

Regards Andy
Paul Godfrey22/11/2009 21:58:32
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Hi Andy,
SLEC is a supplier of various hard & soft woods (along with other items for modellers), who I used alot in my model aircraft days.
Just Google 'SLEC' for their website, they sell at model shows, and also by mail order.
Regards, Paul.
neil howard-pritchard22/11/2009 22:27:24
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you'd be better off buying some obeche, andy and cutting it into planks.......far nicer to work with and better finish.
another option is to car boot slog and by some old wooden slatted venetian blinds...........make great planks for planking a boat.
pick em up a quid a time for a whole blind.
Andy Bailey22/11/2009 22:55:08
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Thinking about it Neil you are quite right obechi would give a better finish with much less work  , good idea about the blinds tho i will store that one in the memory banks, , 

Thanks for your reply i will have a look on there but i think Neils idea will work best for what i have planned 

Regards Andy
Paul Freshney23/11/2009 12:32:37
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For general interest, The Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex website:  also have an excellent reputation for supplying  modellers' needs for wood, including ply, spruce etc., by mail order at reasonable prices.
Paul Freshney
Editor of MB 
Andy Bailey23/11/2009 13:44:47
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Nice one Paul , i just had a look at there site and they are a lot cheaper than my local shops and whatever i buy to do this hull im going to need plenty of it 

Regards Andy

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