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New PE Seat Belt Technique! (not really)

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
New PE Seat Belt Technique! (not really)
Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, January 06, 2019 7:21 PM

I discovered a new technique to make PE seat belts look more like cloth!

Just follow these simple steps:

  • Spend about 45 minutes carefully bending the PE belt to make it conform to the shape of the seat.  Maybe add a gathered bit on top the cushion... oh yeah, that looks good.
  • Consult the directions (that you swear you checked earlier) and discover that your carefully folded seatbelt needs to be flipped 'round the other way.
  • Take a couple minutes to calm down.  If you drink, maybe now's the time.
  • Spend about an hour carefully trying to flatten out all the bends you already put into the belt, then carefully put in a new set of bends with the belt oriented rightway up.

After the second round of bending you will find that all the original bends that you tried so hard to flatten out (but couldn't quite get rid of), actually help sell the illusion of cloth!  Yay!

Look at those lovely tiny "waves" in the seat belt!  Cool


NOTE:  I do not in any way endorse the use of this "technique!"
I'm just poking fun at my own stupidity.  

Cheers,
Mark

P.S.  I can't believe that no paint chipped off that belt.  It really got a workout and stood up to it. 


On the bench: Airfix 1/32 1910 B Type Omnibus

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 06, 2019 7:49 PM

Ha!  Accidental discovery.  Looks really good Mark.

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 06, 2019 7:55 PM

Yeah I can’t believe you didn’t lose any paint either.  But the overall effect is really realistic! 

Chad

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:01 PM

Looks good, Mark. Funny post.

I will be the third to express surprise at no paint pulling up.

-Greg

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:16 PM

From failure you reaped success. My screwups just stay screwed up and taunt me, but I do enjoy the drinking part you mentioned.

Patrick

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:28 PM

Patrick, you took the words out of my mouth.Surprise then Big Smile. Quite a few great things have been discovered by accident.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, January 07, 2019 12:47 AM

as a matter of interest , which paint did you use mate .

 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Monday, January 07, 2019 10:00 AM

steve5

as a matter of interest , which paint did you use mate .

They came painted, as part of the Eduard Fw-190 A-4 ProfiPack kit.  It's one of the reasons I'm so surprised the paint didn't crack and fall off, because other Eduard PE sets have had that problem, at least in my experience.

Cheers,
Mark


On the bench: Airfix 1/32 1910 B Type Omnibus

In the queue: Revel 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

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    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:28 AM

Funny, but you may be on to something.  That belt looks good. It will be interesting to see what the other belt looks like if you follow a differen procedure.  

ZAT
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    November, 2018
Posted by ZAT on Friday, January 11, 2019 8:56 AM
Good job. You managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. I usually go the other way, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. One small blunder explodes into a huge mistake cause of fixing the shall issue :)

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