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Vacuum forming

Vacuum forming uses a vacuum to form a plastic sheet around a solid mold. It is used for canopies and repeated complex shapes.

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Vacuum forming
Paolo Severin has a great setup and step-by-step instructions for vacuum-forming.
Vacuumforming Plastic
A nice step by step guide to vacuum forming.
Duplicating clear plastic parts
Using plastic sheeting and a vacuum former, you can duplicate plastic parts for your models.
Tech Tips: Moulding Canopies
As your aircraft modelling skills improve, you will probably sooner or later feel the urge to produce your own cockpit canopies.