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Buckles in 1/48
Posted by woody0369 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:57 PM

Hey all! Does anyone know of a good video or walk through on making 1/48 scale buckles?

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, August 22, 2014 8:51 AM

Are you talking about seat belt buckles, or buckles on figures?

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, August 22, 2014 9:04 AM

Waldron model products, Aber etc, do them, with instructions to show the how-to, as in this google search 

that should give you enough info to start

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Posted by woody0369 on Friday, August 22, 2014 12:41 PM

Buckles for aircraft seat belts. Sorry I should have been a little more specific. I have no problem with the belts themselves or even the adjuster buckles, but the buckles get me. Maybe it's just too small of a detail for my current skill level

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Posted by AT6 on Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:24 AM

In that area you're not alone. I've got photo etched buckles for use in future projects. I will never be able to make my own.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:28 AM

To me the buckles in 1:48 are small enough that when I make masking tape belts and straps, I just cut the ends to the shape of the fastenings and draw a silver area on the end with a silver fine tip marker.  That doesn't work for 1:32, but looks fine in 1:48 and 1:72  Aircraft buckles generally are not chrome, they are some duller coating, maybe zinc or something like that, so they don't need to be super shiny.

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