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something everyone can build
Posted by gharlane on Friday, August 20, 2004 8:36 PM
have you ever got to the the point in your project(s) that you stop and think "Hmmmmm....if only that third arm would grow out of my chest i could accomplish what i want to do"
well here is something i came up with to free BOTH hands Big Smile [:D]

the only tools needed are these

all you need is a little time and planning and you can turn these out to wharever size or configuration that you need Smile [:)]

material needed for thses
2 - lengths 5/16 plastistrut H Beam
2 - lenghts 1/4 Plastistrut H Beam
Tenax 7-R

hope this helps
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Posted by dubix88 on Saturday, August 21, 2004 7:45 AM
Thats a great idea. I wonder if you would be able to add clothes pis to it? Looks goo though.

THATS MY VOTE "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." -Dave Barry In the words of the great Larry the Cable Guy, "GIT-R-DONE!!!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:11 PM
Could you give an example of how you use them? I can see that the v's would hold the hull of a ship or fuselage of an aircraft. What are the smaller H-beams (or I-beams, hey that's my handle, cool) for?

Only in modeling is rust considered artwork and a third-hand considered goodBig Smile [:D]Tongue [:P]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:51 PM
i actualy own something simalar, it has a square cast iron base, four aligator clamps for holding things and a magnifying glass.
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Posted by gharlane on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:37 AM
as requested here are some pics of this tool in use

the extra I-Beams are for wrapping rubberband around
i am currently rescribing the panel lines on a A-10 Thunderbolt from AMT Wink [;)]

hope this helpsCool [8D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:00 PM
Ahhh, rubberband anchors. Gotcha, very nice! I guess that's a 1/32 A-10. 1/48 is the biggest stuff I will every make (lack of space) so I'll have to make smaller versions.
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Posted by gharlane on Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:13 AM
thank you for the complimentCool [8D], actually it is the 1/48 kit from AMT (an older kit i have had in the stash for approx. ten years)

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