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 .
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
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Update In Stash:
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.
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 ), 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 . 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 .
Cheers for looking in.
Almost forgot - heres some scratched tyres on a 1/24th Bedford QL chassis: