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#1 Joker

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hope Y'all seen my Brass Knuckle shifter how-to.
Link...http://www.modelcars...topic=56091&hl=

This one is for a kustom laminated tear drop shifter.
Smaller ones can be used as turn signal knobs or radio
knobs.
Materials..
Thinnest white styrene and colored styrene of your choice
straight pins. Tenax R-7..sanding sticks...clear acrylic paint.
Hemostat to hold the pin while sanding.
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Brush on the tenax and make a samich..upper left of pic.
Using a sanding stick ..rough up all sides..then drill a small
hole for the pin handle..super glue in place. The shape is cut with wire cutters
first and the final shaping is done with sanding sticks using rough to fine.
Be sure to use water on the sanding sticks for smoother shapes.
First is the square shape ..then the tear shape using rough sanding stick
then the final shape with a finer sanding stick..last step is to dip it in clear.
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This is the final product..the shapes are beer tap handle..tear drop..and arrow
head.
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side view
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Installed...hahahaha
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

Excellent. Thank you.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

Whoa. Those are really cool. I might even have to try it. Where do you get the colored styrene?

#4 Joker

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

Whoa. Those are really cool. I might even have to try it. Where do you get the colored styrene?


Thanks y'all
Hobby Lobby..it's $1.35 for two rectangular orange tubes.
About a 1/4" wide by 1/8 by 1 foot. (.118'x.236' / 3.0x6.0 mm)
Brand name Raboesch super styrene model # 541-55.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

I love it! THAT is a too cool tip! Thanks for that one Joker. B) B)

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:55 AM

I googled that stuff and it appears to be available in the UK, not the US. I'll check with Hobby Lobby when I go there.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

I googled that stuff and it appears to be available in the UK, not the US. I'll check with Hobby Lobby when I go there.


The store I go to has a big RC area too..they use styrene for all kinds of projects and repairs.
The rectangular styrene is in little cubby hole type shelf.
Good luck

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:40 AM

pic..

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:12 AM

My Hobby Lobby has ZERO RC items.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for posting this one James! Way cool!



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:22 AM

Very cool my friend, love the idea, very creative!!!!!



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:16 AM

James sent me one of these with some decals I was after (thanks mate) and they really do look the mutts nuts.

I just haven't built anything recently that'll do it justice.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for the cool tip!



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

James sent me one of these with some decals I was after (thanks mate) and they really do look the mutts nuts.

I just haven't built anything recently that'll do it justice.

 

I try to include the unexpected in my trades.

Glad you enjoyed them Fred.

 

Made up a set for a new club member as a welcome gift.

All he said was Wow....LOL

 

These latest ones are Christmasy in nature...candy cane colors.

 Brush on some Micro Kristal Klear and they are good to go.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

Awesome tip! I'm definitely going to give this a try, though i might have to tweak the materials used a bit to fit what I have available locally/on hand.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:12 AM

good tip .my hobby lobby has it in the area with train scenery and resin supplys..thanks



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Here's how Steve Boutte made some very similar laminated knobs: http://www.customcar...ash-knobs-stev/

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

Yup...

 

Steve Boutte inspired me to try my hand at making the Hirohata style Laminated knobs.

 

Check out his Kustoms on his link...http://www.sbkustoms...om/showroom.htm

 

He also has a killer FB page...Steve Boutte Kustoms



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:59 AM

A couple of pieces of old tail light material might work to if you just need one or two. And like red of course.