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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Laboratory Grade
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:25 PM

I Know:

        Funny title right? Well, I and others have been doing Cut-Aways out of many things. Planes, Cars, Submarines etc. Here's a material for Subs and Space-Ships that I bet most never thought of. I was talking with a friend about these things and he works for a Laboratory Supply company. He said that they have 2-1/2" drain pipe, Optically clear, that is used for some fluid transfer applications. It has to be optically clear to make sure any residue can be seen and flushed, Before another product is run through them.

        He showed me a photo on his phone. He took the large L-1011 kit and used the Nose and Tail from it and one of these pipes in the passenger area. So much neater than just an open hole! This is what I have been saying all along. On ships you can do this by taking care when you do the cut-out and then Vacuum Forming the cut-out part or Smash Molding it! Then finish out the opening to let the new clear part snugly fit into the hull and cabin or deck-house area!

      I think back to the S.S.N.George Washington by Ideal (yup, they did it too) And My Mega -Blox kit ( Wifey bought it as a joke.) That thing was over three feet long! All the detail you could have and keep it dust and spider free! Please think about this too, CAR Modelers, You could do a Clear hood or such, Fender even, to show off some very interesting parts. I mean , to some folks a fully independent Front Suspension is fascinating ( You don't get to see that everyday!)

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:21 PM

All the detail you could have and keep it dust and spider free!

Funny you should mention spiders.

I had a Grundig pocket short-wave radio I used to keep on my desk. One day the little channel indicator panel looked oddly blurry...turned out some little puke of a tiny spider had worked his way in there and decided to nest with a nice bay window.

Took me a few days to figure how to take it apart just enough to suck him out with one of those little electronic part suction cleaner bulbs. Die, arachnid!!!


George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:43 AM

Hey Gregbale;

       Funny you should talk about that. I have a C-PAP machine.I didn't have Distilled water in it for a while. Long story. But, there was a very enterprising spider that made a home in the empty tank. Thank gosh he didn't get into the air passage!


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