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#41 hooknladderno1

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

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.

Here is what the embossing powder looks like once applied. On this particular project, I was trying to match an interior on a 1:1 vehicle.
The craft store where I bought my embossing powder had only a few colors. So, what is a determined modeler to do - but buy the white and make it work :D .
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The seats had already been airbrushed with Tamiya flat blue. I applied Elmers glue with a microbrush, and allowed it to set for just a minute. I then sprinkled the embossing powder over the surface making sure to cover it from all angles. I then set it aside to dry. Once dry, lightly brush away any loose powder. Any extra was returned to the container. The next day, the seat was airbrushed with more of the Tamily flat blue. The airbrush nicely applies the paint without damaging the surface. I guess rattle can paint would work as well. Hope this helps to show the results. You could go crazy if you want, shadowing and highlighting with various shades of the base color.


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

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

They're about 1.5mm on the outside, with a ~0.8mm hole. Here's another pic, although it doesn't really show the size any better-

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:56 AM

Since I moved, there is a Michaels 1/2 mile away and like Hobby Lobby they are great for printable 40% coupons and usually 20-25% tota; purchase coupons. They have a few types of embossing powder or flocking, the martha st#@rt ###### has glitter in it, lays awesome but...the other day in the "scrapbooking are" by th inks etc.. I found the good stuff, in a 12 pack variety "RECOLLECTIONS SIGNATURE ESPECIAL" there are 2 colors im not fond of but maybe ill make my niece a pink and neon green model1 day. My on bench amt freightliner post has a pic of the kit bottles, that was 6 bucks. They also have singles the sizr of a testors spray can for 4 bucks each, at least had 30 colors there. Went in today for another "Crankified" adventure, paint for fast times z28,and 40%off all craft storage, found a few neat things and lil multi drawer wood cabinet (2'x2' cube? or so with a fold down bottom to use as a garage for those that are waiting on the mechanic or painter to get the heck off mcm forum! lol. "I can fix this..my dads a tv repairman,he's got an ultimate set of tools" 10$ for lil desk top storage, 3 bucks for paint etcc.Posted ImagePosted Image ,,ty

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

i found these too, havent used them yet but look forward to using them.



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

While perusing the clearance aisle at our local 'Great Wal of Mart' the other day, I found these sequins among the craft ribbon:
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After a little snipping of thread and maybe 20 minutes of 'down time' during the TV news, I stripped the bottom roll(1/2" x 12 feet) clean and yielded a lifetime supply of CDs for car interiors. Snipping them in half makes for a convincing 'in-dash' player, like I did in my Miata in the 1990s:
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

I needed the right shade of red for carpeting for a vintage Mercedes. At Hobby Lobby yesterday, I found a large Christmas bow with a faux velvet finish and thin plastic backing. Perfect. (Christmas supplies seem to be a permanent department at Hobby Lobby.)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

Craft stores are a scary place for me. I find it best to leave check book, credit and debit cards home and only take limited amount of cash, I can find a use for almost anything.

 

But here's a tip i'd like to share. Some of the best gagetry that i have found is in Second hand stores. Old VCR's, Printers, Transistor radios, Tape decks, Old Computors, Watches (wind ups) Kids toys (Tires and rims) Maybe even a scraped half built model..

I'll buy a couple of these for 2-5 bucks, take them apart piece by piece.

 

Odd pieces of thin metal, tiny screws, metal rods, belts, wireing, lights, odd plastic parts. Just let your imagination go, with a little mod work, who knows what you can come up with.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:05 AM

Tiny jewelry chain for tailgate chains. Sorry for the bad focus in the photo.

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Sam, I wanted to ask what your method was in doing the wood and metal rails in the bed of this pickup if you would'nt mind telling. I am in the process of finishing a 1965 Chevy pickup with this type of bed as my first. Beatiful build by the way!!



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

Dante, thanks for your compliment on the 37. This is one of my favorite models. Nothing exotic or special on the bed. I brush painted the floor with Testors enamel (I think the shade is just called "wood"), from the little glass bottles, then used a Testors silver marker for the metal rails. The marker tip fits nicely in the rails and makes a good straight line of silver. Pretty easy.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:28 PM


In the bead aisle, these 'bead cones' spoke to me:
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I recall you mentioning the bead cones at Michael's had a seam, so I looked these cones I saw at Jo-Anns over thoroughly and saw no seam at all. They were a bit heavier/more solid than the cones at Michael's and had a nice, rolled lip, too. I think they were priced at $3.99 for this package:

 



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:13 AM

Dante, thanks for your compliment on the 37. This is one of my favorite models. Nothing exotic or special on the bed. I brush painted the floor with Testors enamel (I think the shade is just called "wood"), from the little glass bottles, then used a Testors silver marker for the metal rails. The marker tip fits nicely in the rails and makes a good straight line of silver. Pretty easy.

Sam

Thank you sir!!!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

we need someone to post a new Michaels 50% off coupon that is good for six months.

hint, hint ...



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:37 AM

not exactly hobby shop but if you find a broken car ariel and cut the bottom off it the telescoping parts will then push out of each other and you end up with a whole load of chrome plated brass tubing.

as well as all the usual uses for nice shiny tubing, the top end of each piece is bevelled and makes great exhaust tips.

Edited by spotarama, 20 July 2013 - 03:39 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:25 AM

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I had searched all the craft stores looking for fabric with a small enough pattern to be used in scale. I even struck out at Joann's, which is a fabric store.  Then I was in Walmart looking around and found that they had most of the supplies that the others had but cheaper.  For instance, I was looking at pins with different size heads including the round glass ones for shifters. The packs (which will last a lifetime) were at least a dollar cheaper at Wally's.

 

Then I found they had small pieces of fabric for crafts and patching in different colors and patterns. The price? 99 cents!  Here's one that worked on the sofa cushions in my camper.  And I still have enough to do another 100 sofas!

 

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and lets not forget the stuff from the other aisles of the hobby shop.  Check out the big rack of model ship building supplies.  I have two different color/texture rigging ropes that I use on my light commercial projects.  There are little eyelets that are perfect for routing brake lines and the small brass ship nails in the above photo. I've used them as dash knobs and all the pulls on the drawers in my camper projects.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:32 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 pigment or dye based Ink and then its heated to turn that embossed look.

 

Thinking about the heating part... should we be concerned about models out in heat or sun melting the embossing powders in our models?  I'm thinking about Tomo's VW as a worse case.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:31 AM

I've used nearly all the above, plus crimp beads for guage bezels. This is an awesome thread. There are times I will go to the craft store just to wander the aisles for ideas. One of my favorite uses is the 1/8th ribbon for seat belts and velvet ribbon (2.5 inches wide) for headliners and carpet. The caveat on the velvet ribbon is they usually only have it at Christmastime.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

While perusing the clearance aisle at our local 'Great Wal of Mart' the other day, I found these sequins among the craft ribbon:
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After a little snipping of thread and maybe 20 minutes of 'down time' during the TV news, I stripped the bottom roll(1/2" x 12 feet) clean and yielded a lifetime supply of CDs for car interiors. Snipping them in half makes for a convincing 'in-dash' player, like I did in my Miata in the 1990s:
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Like many things in this thread, I love this! However, this is the one that I will most likely use. I was just thinking of a way to make some CD's. 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:02 PM



3/16" eyelets make decent carb stacks for hot rods:
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I have a couple more, but Fotki is giving me fits right now....

I used those for my taillights ,and I was thinking of using them for stacks too.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:15 AM

Some great finds posted here!  The embossing powder works well over double sided tape also BTW

 

A couple of recent ones I came across, a few things at the craft store, and others at the dollar store

 

craft store - aluminum screen mesh, 0.10 thickness, 12"x24" & some thick "sip straws" which come in various shapes, and square, for scratch building & Cyanoacrylate glue, in sizes double the hobby store & 2/3 the price!

 

The craft store is also a good place to find tools!  micro (vice) drill sets, exacto refills, scribing tools, proper clay for silicone molds, etc.

 

dollar store - various emery boards (nail files), cushioned and hardboard ones, plus buffer type (ultra fine) & stir sticks (for molding work) & mini spring clamps & various thickness styrene signs, much cheaper than sheet packs at hobby store!  they also had self-healing mats at my local dollar store for cheap!

 

 

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

Some great finds posted here!  The embossing powder works well over double sided tape also BTW

 

A couple of recent ones I came across, a few things at the craft store, and others at the dollar store

 

craft store - aluminum screen mesh, 0.10 thickness, 12"x24" & some thick "sip straws" which come in various shapes, and square, for scratch building & Cyanoacrylate glue, in sizes double the hobby store & 2/3 the price!

 

The craft store is also a good place to find tools!  micro (vice) drill sets, exacto refills, scribing tools, proper clay for silicone molds, etc.

 

dollar store - various emery boards (nail files), cushioned and hardboard ones, plus buffer type (ultra fine) & stir sticks (for molding work) & mini spring clamps & various thickness styrene signs, much cheaper than sheet packs at hobby store!  they also had self-healing mats at my local dollar store for cheap!

 

 

 

 

Great finds!! Guess I'll be cashing in my quarter's sooner than I thought!  :lol: