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I am finishing up a 1/12 Harley Low Rider (Imex) I want to put fringe on the ape hangers, any idea for a scale appearance


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#1 jaydar

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:19 AM

I presume real fringe is something like 1/4" leather that would make it about .021" in scale. any suggestions for material? Dental floss?

thanks for any help,

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:56 PM

You know I think I'd just use some fine copper wire and paint it. You can bend it down for a natural drape. Everything like thread or floss just won't hang naturally.

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

The fringe here was done with strips of regular old paper, the fringes cut with an X-acto about 95% of the way to the top edge... not all the way, so that the length of fringe is one solid piece across the top and easy to glue in place. Then the fringe was "roughed up" a bit by running my finger back and forth across it until I got the look I was after... to get the strands a little "messed up" so they don't all hang perfectly straight.

 

(BTW... the "rivets" on the saddlebags and seat are pinheads).

 

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:04 AM

The fringe here was done with strips of regular old paper, the fringes cut with an X-acto about 95% of the way to the top edge... not all the way, so that the length of fringe is one solid piece across the top and easy to glue in place. Then the fringe was "roughed up" a bit by running my finger back and forth across it until I got the look I was after... to get the strands a little "messed up" so they don't all hang perfectly straight.

 

(BTW... the "rivets" on the saddlebags and seat are pinheads).

 

harley2.jpg

this looks fantastic. i love this build. very cool



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:41 AM

That Harley is awesome,Im really impressed with all the details -Bill