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Styrene Extreme Tips and tricks and working with sheet styrene for those ultimate custom builds!


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Old 03-09-2008, 03:51 PM
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Hi

after a lot of nice comments and a lot of questions about how I build that
101"body about my thechnices ......
I thought they all can do that
all things are build up from simple forms like tube ,rods ,blocks and balls
keep that in mind and you will build the most beautifull things
( i'm going to ad "I build better then I write "to my name )sorry for my bad english
the first thing I wanna show you is making a hinge

First take a strip and a pice of rod and cut two squares and same length rod
cut some discs from the rod like this

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then lay the rod in the gap of the door and lay all the pices in there place
add a little glue and the result is a nice hinge (non opening)

I hope to contribute a small thing for better builds

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Thanks for sharing! This is very clean and elegant...
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yeah yeah ! we need more usefull tips like this !!
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I'm with Amji, I thought everyone knew that....
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Itried it but as soon as the torch hit it, it melted! So I used brass instead.....

It is nice to see a thread dedicated to easy but maybe not known tricks for styrene.
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Excellent!

The lines are open, now taking requests?

How about the tools on the front of the 101?
That shovel is burned in my brain.
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Hi
This time a request (cflight)

Today I wanna show you the making off a shovel

In this picture you see all necessarily items
Pice of styrene ,some rod, some tube, a lighter ,a knife and a file


First heat up the underside off the 2mm sheet off styrene and when its soft press softly the end of your knife(a screwdriver will do as well) into the soft styrene



When that is good take the pice between your fingertips and when it’s in the middle you can draw around your finger the shape off the shovel, then cut it out


Then file the edges round in the shape you need .
Afther that take the rod ,heat it a bit and bend a S shape in it


Then make the part of the handle that will overlay the blade half round ,cut a ring off the tube and cut the back handle


Then glue the parts togetter


And cut away some material in the white arias so the blade looks thin


Happy building
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That's how he did it!!!
I thought it was carved to shape? Great tip!
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Nice idea with the shovel, Amji!
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gonna put that shovel tip to use on my mog project. thats great!
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nice shovel.. i couldnt figure it out..
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Excellent, thanks for sharing.

Can you show us how you made the fire extinguisher on the front too?
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hehehe
i got the spade already at home amji gave it to me for my roofrack
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