[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Maintenance   03/14/2019

      The board is going offline Saturday, May 25th, from 9 AM PDT until 3 PM for a software upgrade. See posting in General.

Recommended Posts

Pet peeve of mine is photo-etch disk brakes that still don't look real.  Someone who can lathe turn an arbor could sell these!

Tools required:
Dremel motor tool
Cordless drill
Cut-off disk arbor
Washers
Nail sanding stick
Optional: Waldon punch, aluminum plate

First thing I did was make a washer that fit inside these brakes, out of aluminum printing plate.  Found appropriate sized washers in my stash box.
5cca971e785ba_IMG_02192_Fotor.thumb.jpg.3fd06ec6ff4f57df9e7dd69886905878.jpg

It took numerous attempts to get the disk centered, this cordless drill is variable speed, so I would watch and then adjust.  It doesn't require high speed to do this.
IMG_0220_Fotor.thumb.jpg.e053d4ce1a535905f5348438c36183c5.jpg

I held the drill between my legs, turned on with my left hand, and held the sanding stick working it back and forth.  I would have done a video, but I have only two hands. :rolleyes:
IMG_0218_Fotor.thumb.jpg.cdaf68ae653a5cc99169bfbf9e12b4a4.jpg

Note to photo-etch makers, would be nice to have a washer that fits inside.  I could see a machined arbor that would make it so much easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the effect!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also like it.  Now sprinkle on some brake lining dust lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great! A light wash and they'll be awesome. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great tip!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About how fine/course is the sanding stick you used?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can also be done with scotch bright.... Looks cool. ☺️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/2/2019 at 8:22 AM, R. Thorne said:

I also like it.  Now sprinkle on some brake lining dust lol.

Could do that!  I spray Dull-Coat with a drop of flat black around the rims to simulate that.

On 5/2/2019 at 8:08 PM, Mr. Muppet said:

About how fine/course is the sanding stick you used?

Don't know off-hand, think 600.

On 5/11/2019 at 5:03 PM, Deuces said:

Can also be done with scotch bright.... Looks cool. ☺️

Could, or steel wool.  I think the rigid and flat stick is the best bet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now