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4 years 11 months ago #1 by turtle65
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Hi all, just a quickie post showing the "old school" method of scratching tyres.
Probably a method soon to be consigned to the history books :( with the advent of CAD/CAM 3D Printing :unsure: .
Sort of a pictorial SBS, all for 1/24th scale models however I use the same method for 1/48th and the odd 1/72nd vehicle:











Any Q's just yell out :blink:

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !
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4 years 11 months ago #2 by Maarten
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:ohmy: TOP!!!!

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 11 months ago #3 by Gary
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That's insane and very good, what's happening in steps 6 & 7?



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4 years 11 months ago #4 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: :woohoo:
That my friend is scratch building at its best...fantastic, damn

Dave

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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4 years 11 months ago #5 by Glenn
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Bloody mind blowing stuff, :)
Very nice work and well thought out construction,love the jigs and the little fly cutter :P

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4 years 11 months ago #6 by Woadism
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I love it!

Where do you find wonderful tools and clamps like that?

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4 years 11 months ago #7 by Glenn
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Woadism wrote: I love it!

Where do you find wonderful tools and clamps like that?


I would say you make them :)

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4 years 11 months ago #8 by turtle65
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Gary wrote: That's insane and very good, what's happening in steps 6 & 7?


Hi Gary, steps 6 & 7 is having the printout pattern under some .13mm sheet so that you can see where to glue the tread blocks (the more 'mature' of us might need a lightbox to show-up the printout :blush: ), once all the blocks are glued the .13mm sheet is then wrapped around the buck.
Somewhere I have a written article explaining and matching with the photos. If anyone is interested I could hunt it down and post - OTY :whistle: . Also have an article for DIY vac-forming if interested ?.

Any special jigs/clamps or whatever I make myself ;) . Generally I try to keep tools to the absolute basics - the trusty Proxxon mini-drill being the extravagant tool :cheer: .
Cheers for looking in.

Almost forgot - heres some scratched tyres on a 1/24th Bedford QL chassis:


"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !

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4 years 11 months ago #9 by Gary
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Stunning job on the Bedford. Yes please to the docos and howtos, the vacform is of particular interest I've been looking at building one for ages.



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4 years 11 months ago #10 by turtle65
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Cheers Gary,
found the articles, now just have to work out how to upload :huh: a PDF or Word document.

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

On the Bench:
Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !

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4 years 11 months ago #11 by turtle65
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We'll call this Part 1

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

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Scratch - Steam Car
Scratch - Santa's sleigh
Scratch - EggCopter Ka-26
Scratch - EggPlane !
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4 years 11 months ago #12 by grover
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Awesome again, thank turtle!!

Kane
On the Bench - Tamiya 1:48 F-117

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4 years 11 months ago #13 by PJNZ
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Wow!

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4 years 11 months ago #14 by hazenz17
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Here a tyre that I made using turtles method

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