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#41 Dominik

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Wow! THAT is a really cool idea - your "work in wood" is fantastic! Love it!

 

So, for covers i take a tissue or napkin, cut it into the size i need.

Than i take a mixture of water and wallpaper paste, soaking the tissue or napkin with a brush. At least, i put it careful on the model "in place" and let it dry. 

After it is dry, you can pull it off and brush it in each color you want - but don't take waterbased colors. Water it softes again!



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

I would suggest using Dominik's idea, Jim. Those I know who have used tarps have used more-or-less this technique and it seems by far the most popular and workable.

 

As an alternative, you could also hit a craft or fabric store and get a piece of fabric with a weave that looks like what you want to replicate (blue plastic, canvas, etc.), and paint it to match. The cloth will have a natural drape. I would still recommend using some type of water/glue mixture as a fixative so it will hold its shape, however.

 

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#43 Harry P.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

You're not going to find any material that has a natural looking in-scale drape because that material would have to be 25 times thinner than a "real" tarp. No such thing. The paper towel/tissue paper/newspaper soaked in a water/white glue mix is the tried and true method of creating realistic in-scale tarps.



#44 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Thank you guys for your help with the tarp ideas !!



#45 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Time for some electrical  work !

 

 

 

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#46 southpier

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

Need Your Help.

 

What material is good to use for 1/25th scale tarps? ...

 

Thanks.

 

Verlinden makes lead foil that might work:   http://www.verlinden...roducts_id=1733

 

it's not too big nor economical if you need a lot, but it's a product which is good to be aware.

 

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#47 gasser59

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

Your electricians have been busy. Those conduits and panel look great.



#48 Bartster

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:29 AM

WOW ! I wanted to get some ideas to build my 1st dio to display completed models ! I may not go any further, haha! I must say you're work is rather intimidating ! This will be the 1st dio l follow. Please, carry on, sir.
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#49 Tony T

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

I plan on doing a tarp at some point and was planning on using the tissue/napkin/paper towel method as well. I have read that covering the model with clear plastic wrap protects the model from any ill effects from the water/glue mixture and makes it easier to remove once the fixative has dried. Might save you a possible issue!

#50 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for the help with the tarp guys !!

 

 

 

I always develop a story before I begin a diorama.  The story here is, it is 1957.  The guy who owns the garage is a regular working guy.  He loves cars but he is a family man and he can only work on his hot rod on occasion.  So he does not have a garage all full of hot rod, car guy stuff. 

 

This diorama will depict what a typical father, husband and car lover would have in his garage.  A little bit of car guy stuff and a bunch of typical family garage stuff.  I want to replicate the garage I had at home when I was a kid in 1957.  Basically my Dad’s garage.  He worked on cars all the time but he did not have a hot rod.  He always wanted one.

 

So I need to make some items that will fit into my story.

 

Does anybody know what this was used for in the 50’s and 60's ?

 

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Christmas decorations.

 

 

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A bug sprayer.

 

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

That was a color wheel for lighting up your Christmas Tree. It came with red, blue yellow, and green if I remember right. It was also used in car shows to highlight some of the radical Kustom builds.

 

Your small details like the bug sprayer, and such are absolutely genius.

 

Back in 57 we didn't have a garage our car sat outside.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

A Christmas tree color wheel! It was used to give color to those shiny aluminum Christmas trees that were oh-so-stylish in the '50s and '60s! My friend who lived two houses down had one of those silver Christmas trees with the color wheel back when we were kids. Pretty cool stuff back then...  B)



#53 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Right guys !!

 

Yeah, we had one of those silver Christmas trees.  It was made out of tiny strips of aluminum foil type stuff.  Too cool !!

 

Sounds crazy, but I want another one.  I'll bet one with a color wheel would sell for big bucks.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:54 AM

contained 5% DDT

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Enjoying this one quite a bit.



#56 Ira

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:34 AM

GREAT BUILD JIM!!!

 

Real Nice Detailing... B)



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

Me too. Love the rotating color wheel. I'd like to find one that still works. Are you going to have a beat up cardboard box for the tree too?



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

Cool stuff going on here Jim !!!  



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

Cool stuff going on here Jim !!!  

 

 

 

There's always cool stuff going on in Jim's head!  

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys !!

 

 

OK, this one was difficult.  I wanted to make a push lawn mower.  Some very strange shapes involved.........

 

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Come on dude !!  Drop the beer and get to work on that lawn..............

 

 

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