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#21 mopar68

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:11 AM

^^ I second that, the embossing powder looks more to scale than most flocking jobs I've seen.

Is there a description or part number on that bag, Zac?

Maria George Embellishments, DBC 21 Delica 11/0 3gm, hope that helps some Jim :)

Edited by mopar68, 05 March 2012 - 02:19 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

Actually I never thought about it, but on my next interior I sure could

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Maria George Embellishments, DBC 21 Delica 11/0 3gm, hope that helps some Jim :)

So after a little research, Maria George is obviously the brand, DBC 21 is the product code, Delica (cut) is the stlye, and 11/0 is the size. 3 grams worth :D
I'll confess now and admit that they are not hex beads, but in fact each bead has seven sides. Still, at that size (approx 1.5mm) they look pretty convincing IMO.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

I'll go searching for them a little later. Thanks for the info.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

the embossing powder looks more to scale than most flocking jobs I've seen.


That was my exact thought, too.

Nick could you please post a pic of the container? Is this it?:

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One other craft store item which comes in handy are googly eyes, especially the variety packs which contain multiple sizes. The clear shells can be used as headlight lenses on smaller scale (1/32 for example) builds, and the shells can be used as masks for painting. The pupils can be used for just about anything where you need a flat, near-perfect circle or disc.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

lots of good ideas here!
Not the craft store but I was looking around at ACE hardware on Sunday and found some really thin nylon washers I plan on using as beadlocks on my 77 Power Wagon. Also using paperclips as my u-bolts.
And while i was at ACE i found some bolt head covers that will work as baby moon hubcaps.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

Keep it coming , lotta great stuff, i'll have to start marking things down

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Casey that's the exact container. Comes in a few colors.

Nick

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

AAAARRGG! Too many great ideas in one place! My heads gonna explode from data overlode.
I'd love to see separate complete threads on each and every one of these!

So much creativity, so little time.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

Cool thread. I'm always on the lookout for watch parts and I use them every chance I get:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

This is a good post. Some of the items I have been using already. I found a pack of small dice recently @ Hobby Lobby in the doll house section. Noticed some 'coke' cans there recently. I use the jewelery pins with a formed circular ends with the crimp tubes and styrene tubing for 4 link systems. I bought some quilting quarter fabric recently to make upholstery. From an automotive supply group I bought some vinyl masking tape and used it for seat belt material. It is very flexible. I also use 4mm,6mm, & 9mm rings for gauge bezels. light rims etc. I made a couple of dome lights using them, filled it with clear nail polish after painting it blue. I've also obtained samples of wood veneer (attached to a flexible backing) for wood grain use. Keep looking, there's all kinds of goodies out there.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Googly eyes can be good. I cutthe lenses off to make hub caps,oryou can use them asheadlight lenses.
Also got my carpeting flock from a craft shop. I have sixteen little jars, each of which has enough for about three interiors. Some colours are not. Uch use, but many of them are.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

Question on the embossing powder- Is it applied over white glue or paint like the the usual flocking powder?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

I used it only once and put it over diluted Elmer's glue. I'll stay with Ken's Fuzzi Fur.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

I have used embossing powder over both white glue and over paint. Both worked fine.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

Man I will be heading down to my local Spotlight store to see wot I can find to use on my future rally cars, some of this stuff is almost priceless BUT the info sure is.

Dingo B)

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

I might loose man points here but,,, I worked in a Rubber stamp store for awhile. (it was a friends and they needed somebody to run the cash register) Embossing powder is typically on top of pigmant or dye based Ink and then its heated to turn that embossed look. I would imagine any product that would allow the stuff to stick to it would work be it glue or paint. Just let it dry real good before doing anything with it. There really are quite a few different brands and colors to be found. If your local craft store does not have the color you like, I would check any rubber stamp store or scrapbooking store.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Lordy, I love this thread . . . because it always reminds me of the neat stuff we find in the crafting isles, including bead and jewelry findings . . . .

If you go here:

http://www.modelcars...40

You can see all the stuff I'm using from the craft store . . . best, DC

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Hey mopar68,great idea,what size are the hex beads...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

I've used the embossing powder on a couple of kits so far. I used brushed-on dullcote as a base and it seemed to work just fine.