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Seat Belts
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 6:58 PM
Hi All !!!!!!!!!

I read some where once that you can make seat belts out of masking tape??? anyone ever done this??? I want to add racing type belts to my Mythos...
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 7:35 PM
Masking tape will work as will some narrow craft ribbon. I have used chart tape from the drafting supply store. How good it looks depends upon if you gotta see it through the "glass" or as on the Mythos it's out in the open for God and all to see! Also it depends upon the type of belt you are replicating, black belts or some of the red, blue, orange etc. types. A little bit of shading helps a lot. Look at some belts and bnotice how thet reflect light.

RickBig Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:08 PM
thanks Rick, but i have absolutly no idea about how to make shadows work, or how to simulate any of that stuff....... " damit jim, I'm a doctor not an artist!!!"

sorry, couldn't resist!!!


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Posted by naplak on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:31 PM
I use thin -- 0.005" -- brass in narrow strips to scale. the brass is nice cuz I can form it to the shape I want.
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:55 PM
Ron, Masking tape can be used to make seat belts, and it has some obvious advantages: It's cheap and plentiful, always on hand, and approximately matches the proper scale in thickness. Be sure to paint both sides (and the edges after it's been cut to size), and make a big batch of material to use, so you can have lots of stock to cut from. It may take a few tries at each belt to get the width just right. Use a straight edge and a #11 Exacto for your cuts after the tape has been painted. I don't prime before appying the color coat, as I've found the tape to become too thick and inflexible after too many color coats (it'll take at least two) if primer has been applied. Also, I presume you plan on using scratch-made or photo-etched hardware, and the tape will quickly become too thick to fit through the buckles, etc.
An alternate is fabric from your local shop. Look for one with the correct thickness and weave size and pattern.
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 27, 2003 6:29 AM
For 1/25 and 1/24 I use 1/16" ribbon. Very realistic, and comes in a rainbow of colors, can't find the color you like? Buy white and paint it.
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