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TOPIC: Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering

Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5695

things cheap enough for resale

You're right, it doesn't offer enough margin for that.
I'm a bit confused about the great variety in prices. :huh:
Not sure what that's about...
But in general it's a very cool technical development that'll probably get cheaper in the (near) future.
And already interesting for some applications. :)

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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5791

Started on some "fuel cells":




3mm styrene "frames":




1.5mm styrene tops (& bottoms):



Filler:


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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5792

... And talking of filler, this is a tube I bought very recently off eBay - the seller was very good about replacing it, but I can't help thinking they should have picked up on it when they picked/packed it ....

Tear in tube ...





... let all the solvent out, solidifying the contents:


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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5798

Mmm... are those teeth marks? :huh:

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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5803

JR - You are a LEGEND...

You are a total inspiration to me, Thank you dude...

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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5813

Boxes sanded ...



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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5814

Took me 4 attempts to get the M2 cap head screw spacing right...

M5 bolt will be replaced with a cap head bolt ...







Have to work on the pipe feed plate next :)

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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5816

Simplest is usually best, so the "fuel line connection" plate is a simple round of 1.5mm sheet with 3 holes in it, more M2 screws & nuts. "Fuel line" will be silicone sleeve in green, red & black (for the 3 connectors - fuel, fuel return, and vent)... I'm thinking 330mm long should cover most eventualities.

Only made the one prototype thus far, need to have a break & a tidy up as I'm getting frustrated with "loosing" stuff in plain sight :S


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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5818

:woohoo: Speechless :woohoo: Overwhelmed :woohoo:

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Re: Scale boxes & toolchest, + weathering 7 years 11 months ago #5821

Louisbaby wrote: :woohoo: Speechless :woohoo: Overwhelmed :woohoo:


Don't get too excited, only one of the taller ones is for you ;)

I need to get some more primer & wait for some supplies before I can do any more on the fuel safes, so i've started on the rad ...

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