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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Lonely, Discarded, Intact, Empty Soda Can-Viola'
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 26, 2021 1:18 PM

This is a recent Brain Storm;

       Like fifteen Minutes Ago! I picked up a soda can someone threw out of their passing car which was picked to land on my lawn! Hmmmm; I needed some P.E. for Bulwarks( Solid rails to you Land-Lubbers). Didn't have any. Money is tight this time of the month, Soooo!

       I cut the Top and Bottom off the can and rolled it out flat! Measured with a Fine Point Sharpie and laid out the bulwarks I needed. Cut them with heavy duty scissors and, Hey! They worked! Well, My curiosity got the better of me.

      I took an old Shelf of Doom model car and a small boat. Using Heavy Burnishing Tools I shaped the can metal and made a model Car roof and a small Ship Cutwater( The cutwater is a polished piece of chrome or steel on the immediate sharp edge of the Stem). Oh! I ain't finished yet!

    Got a Beer and emptied it's contents-In my face of course! And rinsed it out and Cut the Top and bottom off of it! Now, it is two Wing fairings for a plane model and a Motor Whale Boat for a 1/96 ship model. I was able to shape out, using the nylon head of my craft hammer, and a dowel sanded to form, Two, Yes Two! Gorgeous Engine cowlings and cowl flaps for a 1/48 B-25! All that in little over a half an hour. The cowls were Made oversize by 1/8" the Overlap was shaped into the cowl bottom so that when Epoxied together they will be smooth! 

      Now I am sitting here typing this to you. I hope it helps folks. Oh! one more thing. I took a Panzer off that same shelf and using that same aluminum. I was able to figure out how to create a new Turret for it. It was a Glue Bomb I bought for a quarter The builder glued the gun to the turret top and I guess he figured he needed a pretty good sized glob of tube glue. Well, you know what that does. Viola' New Turret!

       I had thought about it before, But never let it stick to the grey cells. This time it did. So, in closing. Don't forget to take pity on that poor Empty, Uncrushed aluminum can in your yard. It can be a good source of metal for Modeling!

      Oh Yeah, By the way ain't it funny? I can drink four Fosters Stout in the pint cans at one sitting with no seemingly Bad Effects. But one regular sized can of Coke or other Soda will make me gaseous and uncomfortable! What gives with that?

       P.S. Don't forget to WASH IT!! Before you use it, Even if you are the one to empty the can!  

 

      

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, July 26, 2021 1:24 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh Yeah, By the way ain't it funny? I can drink four Fosters Stout in the pint cans at one sitting with no seemingly Bad Effects. But one regular sized can of Coke or other Soda will make me gaseous and uncomfortable! What gives with that?

That's because beer/ale/mead is "nature's most perfect food."

The same cannot be said of refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and phosphoric acid! Big Smile

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 26, 2021 2:02 PM

I have some flattened aluminium in my supplies justt for that reason.

The Misashi wreck is mostly from a soda can and cardboard.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, July 26, 2021 7:23 PM

My efforts have been more modest - I used the metal from an old glue tube and cut it into strips and made a Jerry can rack for my Tamiya Sdkfz.222.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:26 AM

Well done!

That's a source that never would have occurred to me.

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8:32 AM

Have a look at some of Fermis' scratch built aircraft interior detail parts on here. He is a master at creating seats and other such goodies from beverage cans. I do believe that Arizona Iced Teas is his preferred source for material.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:09 AM

Problem, Real G;

       I haven't used Tube glue for years. Thus, no metal from those metal tubes!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:10 AM

Hey Stik!

 That's a great source. Arizona's during the day and Fosters at night! Works for me!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:26 PM

Tanker-Builder

Problem, Real G;

       I haven't used Tube glue for years. Thus, no metal from those metal tubes!

 

Ironically, that's the same reason I have them - I haven't used them in decades, so they are just lying around in a box!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by VintageRPM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:20 AM

There are people who build entire models out of empty aluminum cans. See this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDzk5F7hCXE

Mike

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