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Strange Trial

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Strange Trial
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:40 AM

To some Yes!

          I bought some plastic sheet the other day. I took the Pipe the flooded curbside brought to me. I cut off a *** of the largest Piece of the smaller pipe. Laid it in a cradle made of LEGO! (I use it ,LEGO, for all kinds of building and work stands).

           Looking at it in the stand gave me a weird idea. I went and got my Hair dryer which I hardly use anymore( gotta have enough Hair to use it right?) I balanced a clear sheet on the piece of pipe. Hit the plastic with High Heat! Soon I had almost a Tube created of .020 Clear, undistorted by the heat of the dryer. and no scratches either!

       So I will be making some Tubes now. Why? Well if I can keep them optically clear, think of the Planes and Subs I can use sections of this tubing on. Interior detail that will not get dusty and unappealing! I also can create slide in Innards that can be plane or ship or spaceship related ! 

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Sunday, May 1, 2022 8:15 AM

This is the essence of scratch building - looking at something commonplace and envisioning a completely unrelated use for it. And then making it happen.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 1, 2022 3:48 PM


     Yeah! that's the idea! Trying to get the Newbies comfortable with the idea of using around the house tools along with " Out of the Box" thinking when needing or desiring Model Parts! The whole world can be our parts box, We just have to keep our eyes open and our Inventiveness Alive!


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