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#1 Cato

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

Anyone have a good system to make them? Are they commercially available?

Styrene, brass, PE??

Show me what you've done-thanks. ^_^



#2 southpier

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

archer transfers    http://www.archertra...eDetailsPg4.pdf

 

 

http://www.modelcars...ers#entry900343

 

 

 

 

micromark  reportedly has something similar and more moderately priced, but i couldn't find it on their website.

 

http://www.micromark...d-graphics.html

 

 

http://www.modelcars...4106&hl=louvers


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#3 cobraman

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

I think some guys have used ladders they get from the train section of a well stocked hobby shop and then cut the body and fitted and molded the ladders in. Different scale ladders will give you different size louvers.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

Thanks for the tips and links.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:33 AM

I'm working on a 58 vette and thought it'd be a good idea to open up the vents on the hood.

 

needless to say, now i have a big squarish hole on the hood where the louvers used to be lol..

 

so how would/should i go about creating new louvers?  what thickness sheet styrene would be to scale?



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

Check out Archer dry transfers.

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=31172



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

I would try using .005 or .010 styrene. The.010 would probably work best. The .005 is almost literally paper thin and probably would be tough to glue. I have opened louvers on hoods by scribing them with a razor saw until I get through, then finish them up with a photo etch blade and sandpaper. It's tedious work, but worth the effort in the long run.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:24 AM

i tried the scribing process, but the louvers on the top don't match the louvers under the hood.  so it's in need of all new louvers.  skip, i'll check that other thing out.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

the dry transfers are a little too small for the 58 washboard hood.  I'll check out the sheet styrene when i get home and see if i can get it to work.

 

thanks :)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:46 AM

Interesting approach. If I had owned a 1:1 '58, I would have been interested in opening those fake louvers, too.

 

You may already have all of this info, but it showed me some things I didn't know...

 

http://www.oldcarsgu...8-corvette.html



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

doh.

 

ok - i guess i need a new hood lol



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

Does anybody have a trick to make louvres? I'd like to put some

on a 56 chevy that I'm doing. 



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

Archer ...link..http://www.archertra...om/AR88038.html

 

MCM topic....link...http://www.modelcars...showtopic=31172



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

Or, if you can find a louvered panel from something else that has the same curvature (or flatness) as the panel you want louvers on, IF there's enough meat surrounding the louvers on the donor panel, it's entirely possible the stitch the louvered area into a carefully fitted hole in your original panel, and fill and finish the seams.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

This is a really good way to make your own. I haven't tried it yet but may give it a shot just to see if I can.

 

http://automodeler.k...view&artid=1240