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Old 30 Jan 2007, 08:05   #1 (permalink)
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I went all over town yesterday trying to get the nice, pink foam GW uses for terrain but noone has it. Can anyone in the US, or even better, Texas, tell me what hobby shops sell this stuff? I've gone to Micheal's, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby...everywhere.

Where is the good stuff? If I had one day to live I would not be able to find good foam or plasticard to save my life.

I used to rely on GW packaging for good terrain (http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=33649.0) but I will be damned if I can find anything worthwhile now.

If I can't find anything soon I'll just have to drive my warbuggy through a storefront and demand justice. >
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 12:45   #2 (permalink)
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You couldn't find it at Home Depot? Did you check the insulation area? That pink foam is insulation is rather common at that. Maybe it's a regional type of thing and being in Texas they may not commonly stock that type of insulation, though I'd imagine they would.
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Indeed I've always been able to find it at Home Depot. It's the insulation foam they use when building houses!

As a matter of fact I've only ever bought it at home depots.

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Old 31 Jan 2007, 00:40   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I think the hobby stores in my city suck...

where do you live in texas? cause i live in TX too
well don;t tell me you live in cameron county O.o cause i have to drive... 50 miles to get my WH40k stuff >.<
if i cant get it in home depot i get my foam in Hobby Town USA...
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 02:38   #5 (permalink)
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I live in Austin.

I asked on of the employees if they had insulation foam and he said no they didn't carry it and alot of people ask for it. I guess I should call around to some other home depots in town and see if anyone else carries it.
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 02:47   #6 (permalink)
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They don't have it at Michael's? Cause the one near(ish) me has tons of the stuff.
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 02:52   #7 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, you live in Texas. The presence of insulation foam in most stores is inversely proportional to the average temperature. If you live in Green Bay, insulation is easy to buy and generally of the thickest specification. In Houston, you aren't going to have much reason to add extra insulation to your house beyond that installed by the builder. I can recall having to order heavy pipe insulation from a store in Canada for one project.

But yeah, order it online or try other craft stores. Home improvement stores probably aren't going to carry it.
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 05:06   #8 (permalink)
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They don't have it at Michael's? Cause the one near(ish) me has tons of the stuff.
No, I went to the one by my house but I usually go to one by my work which has foam but it's not the best stuff.

I'm trying to get alot because I'm planning on making a whole desert world table and doing a tutorial for it. It's a little frustrating cause I wanted to get started last weekend.

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Old 31 Jan 2007, 19:39   #9 (permalink)
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:Said in best southern accent: I feel your pain. I can't find the stuff in Northern California either. You can order small sheets of the blue variety from barrule.com, but that can get pricey as it's only A4 sized sheets.

The only type of foam insulation I've ever been able to find is white. I'm afraid that it'll work the same as using foam packing; stupid little white balls EVERYWHERE!

So, as brevity is the soul of wit; anyone know anywhere in Nor Cal where you can get the pink stuff? Even it's mail order? As for the Texas issue: Good luck, maybe if there's a mail order place that ships here, they'll ship there also.
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Old 01 Feb 2007, 23:25   #10 (permalink)
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Just ask them to order it
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