DIY Nitrous Bottles
Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:29 PM
-Plastic Hanger (Ones you hang clothes on in your closet)
-Hobby Knife (BE CAREFUL!!)
-Sand Paper (Range of grits/ 320 works good for me)
1. Grab your plastic hanger. Using your pliers (or any other cutting tool to handle the thickness), CAREFULLY cut about a 3/4" to 1" piece of the hanger.
2. 9/10 you will have "Tags" on the ends. Use your Hobby Knife (again, CAREFULLY) to cut the tags and smooth the ends as much as possible.
3. Now use your sand paper to flatten one end and round the other end to imitate a bottle. Paint it blue and your good to go. I'm still in the process of trying to figure out some way to make a Valve for the top for a more realistic appearance. Any/ All ideas regarding this is greatly appreciated.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:27 PM
Edited by jcbigpaw, 12 July 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:48 AM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:02 PM
First off I use these type hangers because they have two round ended straight pieces that are perfect. Note the black lines for my cuts which I did with a hack saw.
Next you grab a tiny nail and cut it down to size. (This one is too big but couldn't find smaller one for example). So these are your pieces to create with.
I used my knife to start a small hole before drilling it deep enough for the nail to go in.
Add a drop of glue and you've got your basic bottle. This was good enough for me. You could add a nozzle and gauge if desired.
Sand and primer then a coat of blue. Finish with a label snatched off the web using your favorite decal material and maybe some braided lines.
The end result was good enough for my application but could certainly be improved on.
Hope this proves helpful and I always welcome comments from my brother modelers.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:28 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:17 PM
Edited by jcbigpaw, 13 July 2012 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:15 AM
GREAT idea!! An but just cuttin off the very tip of that part, you can STILL use it as a hanger!!! One BIG brownie point for you fer think about the Sweetie!!!!
Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:27 PM