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Stretching sprue

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    July 2014
Stretching sprue
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:02 PM

for those of you who slave over a candle, I've found an easy way to make stretched sprue to any gauge you want.

First light up the end of the sprue and blow it out.

Immediately place the melted end onto a piece of cardboard and pull it away.

Pull as fast or slow as needed to make the gauge desired.

I was dubious of the method at first, until I tried it.



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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:06 PM

Yeah, but smokin' plastic isn't good for the lungs. I'd have to try that outside the house.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:19 PM

I wear a mask and do it in the garage.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:46 PM

Neat trick! Yeah, I'd do that outdoors.

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Posted by somenewguy on Friday, October 24, 2014 8:37 AM

Off topic but it looks like your scratchbuilding an old sailing ship. You got it going in the ship forum, moelcrazy?

At the end of the day one's work may be completed but one's education never!
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 24, 2014 11:42 AM

Yes, although I had a Photobucket malfunction and need to upload a new pic of it.

It is under.

Corel 1/98 scale Victory.

I need to get back to it. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Friday, October 24, 2014 1:55 PM

Cool tip!  Thanks for sharing!


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