Since joining this forum, I've read a variety of threads in which people have used Sintra for their prop, model or costume projects. I've never used this material before and only heard about it when I joined, so what I'm asking for here is some information from those of you who have used it please.
First of all, is it available in the UK? I've searched for it online, but I only ever seem to find US suppliers. I must be doing something wrong here or is this product called something else in the UK?
What is it like to work with? I'm gathering that you can cut it with a craft knife or a saw, but can you use other tools with it for shaping? Speaking of shaping the stuff, it seems that you can heat it up to make it more pliable.
Other tidbits are, what does this product look like? By this I mean, does it have a porous surface or is it smooth like ABS and Styrene, how well does it take to being sanded and what are the best glues to use on it?
Any hints and tips would be really appreciated and hopefully I haven't asked too many questions, but then that's the point of a forum like this; if you want to learn about a particular subject that you know nothing about, do a search or ask. I've done the search, but nothing that helpful has come to light yet.