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1:48 scale, or quarter-inch scale, styrene plastic Asphalt Shingle.
Two 7" x 12" sheets of 0.020" styrene in grey. Vacuum formed to approximate 1:48 scale architectural elements. Called "O scale," it is a common railroad size. You will also find a lot of military models in this scale: tanks, jeeps, soldiers and even airplanes and helicopters. Due to the abundance of railroad miniatures available, it is also a common architectural model scale. Many of the patterns will work for larger or smaller scales.
Styrene is highly versatile. It's more flexible than it's cousin ABS plastic. It can be drilled, sawed, sheared, punched, threaded, machined, vacuum-formed or heat-formed. Non-toxic. Cut intricate designs and patterns using these precision curved shears. Not limited to model building, styrene sheets are great for signs, prototypes, displays, replacement parts and more. Bond pieces together using solvent adhesive. Adhere pieces to things like foam core board, cardboard, or wood using spray glue or white glue. You can also glue it with CA glues. Interesting fact: polystyrene is approved by the F.D.A. for food contact.
Kit Kraft is a craft and hobby shop in the Los Angeles area and an online store that sells a large variety of arts and craft supplies. Whether it is bulk quantities of glitter to cover a fashion show runway, sculpting material for your art piece or crafting a gift to inspire a friend, our supplies are designed to help bring creative ideas to life.