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#1 M0par Jim

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

Okay, so I'm setting here the other night. Looking at the one charger project I have going on, wanting to improve the interior alittle more then what Revell guys did. I like detail myself. So I got thinking an I could see it in my head how I wanted the seats to look. The problem was at first, finding the right stuff. So I started to look for stuff in scale. Detail wire didn't cut it at all.

It was then I look up at the Australian U.S. Mack project I have going on as well (down in the Trunk area) an in that project I am doing some showing with needle an string. Well I got thinking, sense some real seats have that string like look to them. I thought lets see if it would work.

Sure enough, it did. All I used was a tooth pick, superglue, an sowing string, and a excto knife.

I used the toothpick to put the superglue onto the seat in one small area, placed the cut end of the string into the glue, and helded it there for afew sec. Then I countinued to work slowly around the factory vinyl seat seam putting the string over top of it and gluing the string down into place using the toothpick to carefully cover the string it self in superglue. Doing this really bought the seats to life.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

How about a picture to show us what you made?

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

Would like to see a pic of the result, please. Thank you :)

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

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#5 M0par Jim

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Guys, I'm sorry for not responding back sooner, had a issue with the site here with my browser for afew days. Give me 24 hours to have the photos up, okay. Again, sorry for not responding sooner.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

Sounds interesting.

#7 M0par Jim

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

Hi you all, sorry about the delay in photos.

Here they are. These are charger seats, that I used the trick that I talked about above on.

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Here is one seat, raw with the string on it.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

Great job Jim. Not to steal your thread, but I've used Detail Master's detail wire to add piping to seats also with good results, using the same super glue technique. You might also want to try that method.




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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

I don't mind at all, Rich. We're both talking about the same cat really. How to bring seats to life or detail them better.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Thats a handy tip I'll use that for sure.