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#161 Marty "Hatchet"

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Or at least 950 more words!  :P

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:45 PM


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Well, this was certainly a helpful tutorial...  :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I don't know how to post pictures yet. I am a real newbie to scratchbuilding, and I had a half-dozen ideas for these things before I left the store. Just look at a can of Rustoleum metallics on your next store visit. Thanks.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

What type of Styrene Plastic do you perfere to use when creating the door jams.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:04 AM

What type of Styrene Plastic do you perfere to use when creating the door jams.


I like to use Evergreen .020 sheet plastic for body/door jambs. It's just thin enough to work with and be in scale.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

I use Evergreen for most of my modification/scratchbuilding whenever I'm making modifications in plastic.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

You might want to contact Fatkidd for one of his hinge bending tools.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

Here's a simple way to make hood hinges.

Bend some paper clip wire to make the left and right side hinge arms. One end of each arm is epoxied to the underside of the hood, and the other end goes into a length of brass or aluminum tube epoxied to the underside of the cowl (tube should have a diameter just large enough to accept the paper clip wire arms without the arms binding). These hinges are not prototypically realistic, but they work...and they're easy to do.

The exact placement of the hinge arms and the hinge tube depends on the model you're building. Try it first with the parts simply taped in place, to make sure everything works smoothly, before you epoxy the parts.


thanks Harry this solved my question working on custom van The Grim Repear 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

Kool stuff, I'll be using some ideas on opening up the doors on an 06 Mustang body....

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

trumpeter provide a very complicated PE (to a non PE user like me)set of prototypically correect hood hinges in some of their kits (the 62 bonneville if memory serves is one of them)
they're made of at least 4 pieces per side and require some folding and pins inserting through appropriate holes which become the pivot points.
i imagine they'd look most effective when complete but just looking at them scared the hell out of me

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:23 AM

very cool tips. I have a question how do you make up that the door can be opened (wing) as lamborghini aventador?I need help. thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Got any tips for this? I'm doin a 1:25 1948 Ford Super Deluxe four door Sedan Resin kit.

There's no room for that curved wire they showed as a support for these hinges.

So far I had to mill and cut a little to fit, and make them look alike. There's just not enough room.




Edited by Definit1, 30 January 2014 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

This is a Revell Dodge sidewinder show truck I was working on. The hinge was made out of sheet plastic thick enough to drill and and insert a wire pin through. It takes up very little space and allows realistic operation. I'm currently working on a more durable metal version that i will shoot a how-to on. Any interest?











did this ever get posted??