Rat Rod and Spare parts build!
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:44 PM
Tim is that the old blue thingy's cab?
yeah it is from the blue truck I got from you. Soaked it in the purple pond for 2 days and that's how it turned out...I'm also using one of the frames I got from you too...still trying to figure out something to do for the back end. maybe some kind of bed or rails, just so its not frame exposed...
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:15 AM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:52 PM
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:28 PM
None of the above. Anything that will stick the transparent plastic will also etch into it, making it cloudy. That leaves araldite and water based PCV, of which there is one (super clear??) made for sticking in headlights and windows.
ok got a question for al of you....I am trying to make my own firewall for this build. I got the shape drawn out and transferred it to some plastic (clear packaging) and have glued it to the body 2 times already using Testor's glue in red tube...it sticks good and then after a few hours (this last time was overnight) it just pops right off. What kind of glue do I need to use so that it will stick? I am wanting to use the clear plastic to resemble a plexiglass firewall. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
You would be better off if you could find some other way to hold the firewall in - perhaps captive in a slot, or some small pins used as rivets or something like that.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:45 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:31 PM
If you need to find other glue, you may as well put that money to other plastic, and get yourself a sheet of evergreen styrene
thanks for the reply....I have scratched the clear firewall idea...not that good of scratch builder..lol...but i do still need to find something to glue the plastic on. It is the only material I have that I can use. I plan on covering it in BMF after installing it so hazing/etching doesn't really matter. Will be going out of town this weekend so I can try and find some other type of glue. Thanks
Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:56 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:13 PM
Also, I might also join in the fun,in a week or so.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:51 AM
thought about it, but trying to stay somewhat true to the guidelines of this build...using only stuff I have around the house. Will try a glue I got from the lumber yard, tonight sometime and see how it goes. thanks again
I think you are being too literal here. I think spare parts refers to spare "model" parts. Even if it is a "spare parts" build, you still need to use the proper tools to get he job done right. No one expects you to try to built this out of Tupperware and dried toothpaste. So instead of fighting with incompatable materials/glues, just get a sheet of styrene and some gap filling CA glue at the hobby store.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 PM
I've been thinking about going curbside with this one. The engine bay "sheetmetal" I that removed from my Jo-Han Fury wagon got pretty tattered, and I don't know if I can salvage enough of it to be of any use.