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Offline elend

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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #15 on: Mon May, 18, 2009, 04:58:AM »
Wow, that's super cool.

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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #16 on: Wed May, 20, 2009, 09:17:PM »
crappy copper wire you have sitting in the shed.

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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #17 on: Fri May, 22, 2009, 09:21:AM »
In the US of the A, Brass sheets and tubing can be found in any hardware store.
Usually with the Aluminum sheeting and tubing ;)
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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #18 on: Fri May, 22, 2009, 06:45:PM »
bailing wire.
its really cheap, comes in many sizes,and is easyer to bend than brass rod.

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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #19 on: Sun May, 24, 2009, 12:24:PM »
Oh and btw. I really love cable strips (straps?) for scratchbuilding rail thingies. They are available in different sizes as well.



So true!  They can also be used for ammo belts in 1/48th or 1/72nd scale, depending on the size of the cable ties.  We use them in the theater I belong to, to dress stage light cords (ie, to tie them up out of the line of sight).  When we strike the lights after a show, I collect a bunch of the spent ties.

An example of their application:  in Monogram's 1/48 B-17 or B-24, you can use a piece for the ammo feed chutes in the waist compartment.  Or they can be used as the chutes in the wings for a P-51, P-47, or F4F and F6F.

Let's repeat the scratchbuilder's motto:  "Never throw anything out!"  :D
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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #20 on: Thu Jun, 25, 2009, 06:33:PM »
Btw, whilst searching for proper "engine exhausts" I found those silicone tubes, which you probably know as well. The tip of those is of particular interest, imho. Here's why:



I think I am going to buy some more. You'll never know, when you need some proper cone shaped things or a cool engine exhaust thingie.  :D

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Re: Scratchbuilding supplies
« Reply #21 on: Thu Jun, 25, 2009, 07:08:PM »
Brilliant!

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« Reply #22 on: Wed Sep, 16, 2009, 07:18:PM »
this may seem like an odd source but pinch-a-penny or your neighborhood swimming pool supply store has all kids of neat stuff for scratch building, like all the little replacement parts for those pool vacuum things. awesome stuff some good prices some bad but worth a shot!


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