Hmmm....laser, eh? How thick is this stuff?
Matt did a really nice job with his last run. :thumbsupIf anyone would be interested in going this route, I can stretch out what's left from my supplier if there's sufficient interest. ...
So this verifies that it is the same stuff, its simply they can't compress it anymore.What you are referring to is the 23 louver material, also known as LSA for
low sun angle. It has not been produced
since 1991 - 1992. there was a special machine that compressed the 17
louver into 23 louver. The machine stopped
working and the demand was not great enough to justify investing in the
Sorry for resurrecting the thread, but I've recently gained an interest in the Studio Scale TIE and have been researching parts.
Jason's statement intrigued me:
So this verifies that it is the same stuff, its simply they can't compress it anymore.
I'm wondering if it would be possible to build something that could compress it by hand in small sections? It might be labor intensive, but considering the cost and availability of the vintage stuff, I'm wondering if its worth the effort.
I know the vintage stuff was going for $50 per sq.ft. How much does the regular stuff go for?
Does anybody have any samples/scraps of either they'd be willing to share for somebody who'd like to experiment?