Laminated Tear Drop Shifter by Joker

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Hope Y'all seen my Brass Knuckle shifter how-to.

Link...http://www.modelcars...topic=56091&hl=

This one is for a kustom laminated tear drop shifter.

Smaller ones can be used as turn signal knobs or radio

knobs.

Materials..

Thinnest white styrene and colored styrene of your choice

straight pins. Tenax R-7..sanding sticks...clear acrylic paint.

Hemostat to hold the pin while sanding.

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Brush on the tenax and make a samich..upper left of pic.

Using a sanding stick ..rough up all sides..then drill a small

hole for the pin handle..super glue in place. The shape is cut with wire cutters

first and the final shaping is done with sanding sticks using rough to fine.

Be sure to use water on the sanding sticks for smoother shapes.

First is the square shape ..then the tear shape using rough sanding stick

then the final shape with a finer sanding stick..last step is to dip it in clear.

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This is the final product..the shapes are beer tap handle..tear drop..and arrow

head.

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side view

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Installed...hahahaha

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James aka Joker

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Excellent. Thank you.

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Whoa. Those are really cool. I might even have to try it. Where do you get the colored styrene?

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Whoa. Those are really cool. I might even have to try it. Where do you get the colored styrene?

Thanks y'all

Hobby Lobby..it's $1.35 for two rectangular orange tubes.

About a 1/4" wide by 1/8 by 1 foot. (.118'x.236' / 3.0x6.0 mm)

Brand name Raboesch super styrene model # 541-55.

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I love it! THAT is a too cool tip! Thanks for that one Joker. B) B)

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I googled that stuff and it appears to be available in the UK, not the US. I'll check with Hobby Lobby when I go there.

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I googled that stuff and it appears to be available in the UK, not the US. I'll check with Hobby Lobby when I go there.

The store I go to has a big RC area too..they use styrene for all kinds of projects and repairs.

The rectangular styrene is in little cubby hole type shelf.

Good luck

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pic..

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My Hobby Lobby has ZERO RC items.

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Thanks for posting this one James! Way cool!

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Very cool my friend, love the idea, very creative!!!!!

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James sent me one of these with some decals I was after (thanks mate) and they really do look the mutts nuts.

I just haven't built anything recently that'll do it justice.

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Thanks for the cool tip!

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James sent me one of these with some decals I was after (thanks mate) and they really do look the mutts nuts.

I just haven't built anything recently that'll do it justice.

I try to include the unexpected in my trades.

Glad you enjoyed them Fred.

Made up a set for a new club member as a welcome gift.

All he said was Wow....LOL

These latest ones are Christmasy in nature...candy cane colors.

Brush on some Micro Kristal Klear and they are good to go.

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Awesome tip! I'm definitely going to give this a try, though i might have to tweak the materials used a bit to fit what I have available locally/on hand.

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good tip .my hobby lobby has it in the area with train scenery and resin supplys..thanks

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Yup...

Steve Boutte inspired me to try my hand at making the Hirohata style Laminated knobs.

Check out his Kustoms on his link...http://www.sbkustoms.com/showroom/showroom.htm

He also has a killer FB page...Steve Boutte Kustoms

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Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

bobthehobbyguy

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A couple of pieces of old tail light material might work to if you just need one or two. And like red of course.

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