How to replicate French yellow headlight bulbs
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:06 PM
I'm using this Maisto Citroen 2CV as a demonstrator:
It also has one of my pet hates, the headlamp lens is attached with a stalk:
I'll take care of this too, but it doesn't apply to most kits.
Pop, pop, lenses and reflectors come out:
Poor eyeless ugly duckling:
Reflectors with lenses:
Cut stalks off:
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:08 PM
This is a lifetime supply and then some. I got it off Ebay for 2 quid.
Only two beads are needed:
Also needed are two German spec clothes pins (courtesy of Ebay.de, they cost pennies. Go to ebay.de and search for "Stecknadeln"):
Tamiya Clear is used as a glue:
Simply on the grounds that it sticks like ###### and will stay clear until long after the last archeologist is dead.
Glue the two beads onto the two pins with Tamiya clear like this:
Glue the pins with beads into the reflectors with Tamiya Clear like this:
After the above has dried, glue the lenses back to the reflectors with Tamiya Clear:
Cut the pins flush with the reflectors and glue the whole shebang to the model with - you guessed it - Tamiya clear.
The effect is very convincing:
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:44 PM
Very Cool! Now what are you going to do with the other 300 of those little yellow thingys??
Build 150 more Peugeots and Citroens.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:01 AM
So that's 4 down, a myriad to go...
Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:01 PM
The ones sold in the UK are different, so the tip to get them from Ebay.de is for our members from the UK.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:12 PM
I really like those French models, too!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:30 PM
This is very cool. Thanks, Christian.