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#1 Hawk312

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

Have any of you guys found a source for accurate diamond plate for 1/24th or 1/25 scale? I know there is the plastruct "double-diamond" plate, but I`m not sure if that is accurate to scale, and would really prefer the single diamond plate.

Thanks!



#2 Swamp Dog

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

yes the scale is right..it comes in 1/16 and 1/24 scale,.but its double diamond..try micro mart or hobbylink ,



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:31 AM

For Accurate 1/25 scale Single Diamond Treadplate, you need Plastruct's

HO-1/87, or O- 1/48 scale sheet.

I know, I have all the sizes they offered, and when comparing them to various kits, found 

Plastruct's sheets weer Vastly Over Scaled compared to their listing.

 

Their HO scale sheets Match the size, and pattern on Monogram & AMT 1/32 scale trucks As Exactly as if 

Mono or AMT did the work!!

 

The best thing to do IF Possible, is Look at the product And compare it to a Piece of the Kit you

are planing to use it with BEFORE Buying any.

 

I don't have a good picture showing this, but, this is what I went through.

I ordered 1/32 & 1/24 scale Tread-Plate through an area Hobby Shop, and was surprised at the extreme

size of the diamonds on them. I went back and ordered the Smaller scale sheets, and found what I needed.

 

I just recently received 2 sheets of 1/48 scale Tread-Plate from a Scale Firehouse member due to it

being too large for his 1/32 scale MACK Builds.

 

All the sheets I ordered back then were White Styrene. They are now Tan.

 

I do not know of anyone else's product. Or what size their sheets come in



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for the help guys!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

For Accurate 1/25 scale Single Diamond Treadplate, you need Plastruct's

HO-1/87, or O- 1/48 scale sheet.

I know, I have all the sizes they offered, and when comparing them to various kits, found 

Plastruct's sheets weer Vastly Over Scaled compared to their listing.

 

 

Oh man, you weren`t kidding Dan. I went with the 1/48 scale sheet, and the tread is WAAAYYY too big. It`s atleast twice as big as it should be. Some of the details I have planned wont work with it, so I guess I am going to get the 1/87 sheets too. Thanks for the heads up!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

Don Mills Models, based in Mass, has the correct scale diamond plate for 1/25. I have found it at swap meets and also through The Model Empire in Milwaukee, WI. The Plastruct 1/25 scale is not as accurate as Don Mills sheets.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

He sells on e-bay too.

"dmills1914" is his seller ID.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

He sells on e-bay too.

"dmills1914" is his seller ID.

 

 

Thanks Dan, I forget he was a "eBayer" !



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

Thanks guys. I bought the Plastruct 1/100 scale, which I guess is "HO" scale, before reading your posts. Man, even this stuff is just a bit too big. I think I may be able to use it, but it is just a little too big for the details I had in mind. 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

Does anybody know where to get some scale diamond plate sheets? I want something to go in the bed of my F1 and want some diamond plates... I need some cheap... anybody got any ideas?



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Pretty sure either Evergreen or Plastruct (or both) make scale diamond plate.

 

Just a few:

 

http://www.hobbylinc...ls/pls91682.htm

 

http://www.hobbylinc...tp/jtp97452.htm

 

http://www.hobbylinc...mcg/mcg2270.htm



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

Just what I was looking for! Thanks Harry!



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:13 PM

Don Mills Models ... best diamond plate bar none!  He is apparently moving his website but here's a link to his ebay listing:

 

    Was a link to his treadplate but, somehow, ebay morphed it into a needlepoint seller.


Edited by Deano, 20 November 2013 - 06:30 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

Don Mills Models ... best diamond plate bar none!  He is apparently moving his website but here's a link to his ebay listing:

 

You beat me to it Dean :lol:

 

Lane, if you have a Hobby Lobby near you, they sell it too, I believe its in  by the Rail Road stuff



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

I agree with Don Mills being the best. It's actually to scale, and for 2 sheets it's priced right. Bought quite a few from him.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

Evergreen Does NOT offer Tread/Diamond plate at this time. Plastruct Does, but you have to buy it by engraved size, not scale listed.

 

I have found that their HO scale is a Good match to the trade plate engraved on Monogram/Revell 1/32 scale Semi trucks, and Some 1/25 scale truck kits. 1/48 'O' scale is likely best for most 1/24 and some 1/25 scale kits.

 

DO NOT use Plastruct 1/24, it will be TOO Large a Pattern/scale Diamond



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

Does anyone know where I can get Diamond Plate in 1/25-1/24 scale. Found it a couple of times but they say Out Of Stock !!

 

Can't use that !!! :(



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:08 AM

Does anyone know where I can get Diamond Plate in 1/25-1/24 scale. Found it a couple of times but they say Out Of Stock !!

 

Can't use that !!! :(

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:35 PM

Today I received some of Don Mills' treadplate, and as mentioned a few times above, it's very nice. Each sheet is 4"x8", and you get two sheets per package. I would definitely suggest seeking out Don's treadplate if you need some:

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Casey are you using the treadplate on a truck? I tried it on a jeep and although the pattern is great, the thickness is way too thick. I've had to sand it from the back side more than 50% to bring it closer to scale. . Anyone out there know of a thinner tread plate? :unsure: