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#1 slowlylearning

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:56 AM

Deep Dish Wheels

 

What you need:

Sanding sticks

Hobby-Knife

Adorably small saw (cutting-wheels leave a lot of molten plastic slag)

A Suitable Wheel

 

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Use your adorably small saw to shop the front of the wheel from the rest of the rim.

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Like this-

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Clean that sucker up!

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Using the backside of the rim as the front, you now have a deep dish!

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If you want to use a smaller tyre, and the only ones you have come with too-tall sidewalls...

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Carefully slice them off to fit!

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Find different iterations that work for what you want them for.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:57 AM

Plug Boot Tubing

 

What you need:

Hobby-Knife

Tweezers

Coloured wire from electrical cables.

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Slowly and painstakingly remove the small copper strands from inside the coloured wire. This takes some patience!

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You can build up a good supply of a huge range of colours fairly quickly.

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Slip it over your plugwire leads and you're ready to wire up that engine!

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Dont throw this away! It can come in handy for making things such as carburetor return springs.

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If you're not making a mess you're not doing it right!

 

Have Fun!!!



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:20 AM

Great tips Kasey.  That Trumpeter saw looks very handy, wish I knew where to buy one.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:24 AM

Thanks JC, my saw came to me through a freind who got it from Brunel Hobbies in Victoria Australia. You'd need to contact them via email to see if they ship overseas :)



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:59 AM

I like the wheel tip and have been using telephone wire for boots.  Thanks for the tip.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:15 AM

Love the wheel tip....



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:58 AM

Is there a way to save this thread in the website, or do I have to bookmark it? I'll most likely forget about this in the next hour or so, and it would be amazing to remember this, as I have A LOT of wires that aren't used. I've got an old desktop that doesn't work (Internals fried themselves to bits). So I can get TONS from that. :P

 

Thanks for these great tips! Really helps for an aspiring model. :)



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:36 AM

Thanks guys :)

 

Tucker, you're welcome to save the pictures to your computer :)



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:15 AM

I like the plug wire boot idea, although to expand on it, it seems an automotive wire stripper would speed the process up substantially.



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:22 AM

Thanks for the deep dish tip



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:18 AM

mmmmm, deep-dish,,, Pepperoni on mine, pleez.

I want a camera like yours, great macro pictures! Good tips too. B)



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:42 AM

Tom- I'll have to look into those, I knew they existed just not that small, thanks for the tip! :)

 

Mike- You're welcome :)

Chip- lol thanks! The camera I use is the one in my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), When there isnt good lighting and a plain white background it isnt all that helpful lol