Confused? You may be if you’re a model maker or engineer trying to figure out the best metals and alloys to use for your models. Not only is there a big range of possible metals to choose from, but they can be finished in many different ways. So it’s hard to know which is the best one to choose. Let’s try and shed some light on the subject.
Makers of smaller models are often using both metallic and non-metallic materials. Styrene may be used for much of the model, but something stronger is needed to bear weight in part of the model. Many modellers choose metal tubing or rods and either glue or solder them on.
Brass and Bronze – Which to Choose?
However, model engineers may need to use metals in different configurations in order to create the part that they need in the workshop. For them, copper, bronze …