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JBL
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  4:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 6100

What is the diameter of the wheel?



Michael, its 22mm.
The master was borrowed from 1:76 UMEX Scraper.



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6100
Section Hand

Posted - 11/18/2005 :  11:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit 6100's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jens

If you can dream it you can make it
http://members.shaw.ca/emm48

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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 11/21/2005 :  1:13:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure where this should go, so I'll dump it here. If anyone thinks it should go elsewhere, let me know....
Anyway, here's a trick for replicating nails - as opposed to just nail HOLES - particularly in the larger scales.
First, remove the lead from a mechanical pencil and file the tip to a point, so it almost looks like a leather punch.
This is a 5mm pencil but other sizes can be used for bigger or smaller nail heads:



Next, use this tool as you would a needle or pin to create a nail hole. Twirl it just a bit while you're pushing but don't go too deep:



The resulting impression isn't a hole as such - it's more of a ring with a little, flat disc in the middle that can be then colored to look like a nail head. In this photo, the two impressions at the bottom right have not been colored. The others have been:



Here's a closer-upper view:



It doesn't take any longer to do the nail holes themselves; however, coloring the nail heads is a little time consuming - but I think the results are worth it. Add a few more splits and cracks and a little more weathering and you're there. (I didn't do that in these photos, but it would have looked better if I had)
I just happened upon this little trick yesterday. If somebody else has done this before I apologize for stealing your technique!

Thanks for looking,

Ken Hamilton


Ken Hamilton
www.wildharemodels.com
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Edited by - Ken Hamilton on 11/21/2005 1:22:05 PM

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teejay
Fireman



Posted - 11/21/2005 :  1:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simple , yet effective Ken . Great idea and one that I can use right away ......oh Bonnie ! Can I borrow your pencil for , uh , just a minute ?

Thanks Ken .

Terry



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rrkreitler
Crew Chief

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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  12:06:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea Ken - simple and fast too!

Thanks!


Thanks,
Dave K in NB

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lab-dad
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  12:50:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Neat idea Ken, I really like it, but.......
In O scale the .5 mm works out to just over an inch, kinda big.
I still want to try it and "see" what it looks like.
Anyone know if there is any smaller size(I dont think so).
Thanks again
-Marty



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Chuck Doan
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  5:20:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marty,
There is a .3MM pencil, though they have become harder to find of late. I used to use one for manual drafting really thin lines.

Chuck D.



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Ken Hamilton
Crew Chief



Posted - 11/23/2005 :  08:24:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ken Hamilton's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chuck Doan

Marty,
There is a .3MM pencil, though they have become harder to find of late. I used to use one for manual drafting really thin lines.

Chuck D.



Manual Drafting???? You're showing your age, Chuck.
Actually, I tried a 3mm pencil, too, and it looked pretty good. I'm not sure how much smaller you could go and still get the same effect....hypodermic needle tubing would be smaller but would the nail head still be visible? Don't know. This is definitley a trick more suited to the larger-scale guys.
KH


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lab-dad
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  08:35:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
.3mm thats more like it!

Manual Drafting - what else is there? dont tell me you can draw on a computer!!!!

Anywho.....
For those interested Office depot has them. I think I'll stop by and pick one up!

http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=502647&cm_mmc=Traffic%20Leader-_-Overture%20SMX-_-AV%20Supplies%20%26%20Equipment-_-Koh%2DI%2DNoor%20Rapidomatic%20Fineline%20Pencil%200%2E3mm

-Mj



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Tileguy
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/23/2005 :  5:02:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Manual Drafting - what else is there? dont tell me you can draw on a computer!!!!

I know I can't do CAD, even if it were to save my Life!!!
Ken, you sure we cant just Bolt that siding on with grandt line castings??

Nice Idea!!!
Tee Jay, you can Borrow Mine.




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jatravia
Fireman

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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  7:49:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CAD was brand new when I was in high school (I went to a vo-tech for drafting). I picked up a little while there but drafted on a board for 3 or 4 years. I'm not sure I could lay a clean line anymore and my lettering skills were always lacking.

Joe <><



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Wallace
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/29/2005 :  4:22:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An S.P. MofW car in the Goldfield yard. Scratch, except for the trucks.




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George D
Moderator

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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  5:08:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Wallace. Is that wood or styrene?

George



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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  7:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wallace,
A very nice modeling job, indeed. Now, what is the story with the car in the foreground?



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Wallace
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/30/2005 :  9:59:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To respond to the inquiries: the car is built of wood, except for aluminum screen. The car in the foregroung was posted on the forum previously, as the "electric eel" car.


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