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 Post subject: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:42 pm 
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Hi Guys,

As mentioned earlier, it might be helpful to have a materials directory where people can locate resins, silicone, abs card, etc sorted by country/area.

Ideally if we had a wiki, this would be cleaner, but a post will have to do for now.

Struggling for a standard format, and wouldn't mind suggestions.

An example of an entry would be:

Country: Australia
State: New South Wales
City: Sydney
Address: 25 - 27 Green St, Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Business Name: Era Polymers
Website: http://www.erapol.com.au
Polyurethane Resins: Conathane UC-30
Silicon Rubbers: Dow Corning 3110
Card Products:
More Info: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3111&hilit=conathane

This suggested block is in reverse address order so that a country/region can be located first, then the known available materials shown.

As it would be a directory, I would take any posts using the agreed block format and insert it into the original thread to keep it organised. Eventually if we get a wiki, it would be moved there.

Perhaps we don't need a directory at all. I see what you guys think.

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:20 pm 
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I think it's a good idea to have all of this info in one place. What's the status of getting a Wiki? Any word from Sandy?


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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:26 pm 
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No nothing yet. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
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So our hands tied until someone can get a hold of Sandy? Right? So what I'm saying is that we better gather all of this useful informationup and put it some where until someone contacts Sandy. This is the only one I know right now(below) besides this topic. I know there are more but I think this topic has them in.

viewtopic.php?p=117382#p117382

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Well kind of. The post can be moved into a wiki friendly format later so we aren't tied down too much to producing the content at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:59 pm 
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Brookhurst Hobbies
Country: United States
State: California
City: Garden Grove
Address: 12188 Brookhurst St
Casting Resins: Alumilite Black, Regular, White
Silicone Rubbers: Quickset (in Super Casting Kit)
Plus tons of other great hobby gear. Reccommended.

PEARL Art
Country: United States
State: California
City: Los Angeles
Address: 1250 S La Cienega Blv.
They carry a ton of Smooth-On molding and casting products, including OOMOO 25 and 30. Look upstairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Thanks professor5x5.

So does this block format work for everyone? What about plastic card modders? Does it suit your materials?

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:31 pm 
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I think that this is a great format for stores. This is a great idea and I'm sure it will help many people. You might want to make another one for websites. The format could be:

Country
Website
Building materials sold here

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:40 pm 
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The existing block format has a line for a website. So that would be used for that. If the website is mail only (no pickup), I suppose only the country and region would be appropriate as the address would be of no value and be left out.

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:21 pm 
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sausage wrote:
The existing block format has a line for a website. So that would be used for that. If the website is mail only (no pickup), I suppose only the country and region would be appropriate as the address would be of no value and be left out.

I'm sorry I missed the website line. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:09 am 
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I would have had the same question as Jesse. Luckily you already answered it.

Country: Germany
Business Name: MPV - Modellpferdeversand
Website: http://shop.modellpferdeversand.de/oxid ... t/cnid/142
German reseller of Apoxie Sculpt and other Modelling Clays

Should this list include websites for the supply of adhesive sheets for stickers, ... ?


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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:34 pm 
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What are the typical materials for card modders (i'm not one so not too familiar).

I imagine the list is:

* Plastic Card Sheets
* Sculpt Putty

What else is a common material used with this modding method?

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:23 pm 
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Just throwing this out there:
Simpler is always better

Jesse's format is an improvement, but I think we can crunch it further.

I was thinking, A simple flash app (which if needed I can do) that would have main categories which can be selected to show all the sellers of said product. The links will simply have the name of the provider and the websites will contain things such as contact information and address.

Here is an example I made


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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:54 pm 
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Just a thought but you might want to include who submitted the entry (for future reference) and when it was submitted (aging entry check).

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 Post subject: Re: Materials Directory
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:41 am 
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I like using a full address-based system for stores, like sausage's original one and mine. If we can get people to participate, most major cities could have an entry.

And Silverpotato, though you just said that simpler is better, you also implied that we should used a Flash based system. How is that simpler?

And also, IMO, simpler might be better, but it is not always more helpful.

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