Hello again all,
This is my first blog & i've reached 1000+ hits thanks to you .As a small thank you I decided to show you how to make simple tracks for any vehicle & most probably for any scale from 6mm to 30mm.
Pc's & electronics in general offer the scratchbuilder loads of material to use & this is a clear example.
Here's an IDE flat cable , this comes in different shapes & sizes & for those not tech savvy is used to connect hard disks, floppy disk drives, cd's etc. It can also be found in SCSI type.
Simply use a small screw driver to remove the black connectors' side clips, as seen in pic. once you remove this the connector can be prised off ( I teach H&s and so I cannot over stress the need to be careful.Your eyes & fingers are priceless. DO take care of them. Follow basic safety rules & wear safety gear ). Once you prise all 2 or 3 out flatten the cable & put it under a heavy flat object. The connecters make great missile launchers & the metal connections found inside make excellent aerials & pins.Pull these out with a thin flat long nose pliers .Once you decide on the width you can cut it out and glue with superglue to the desired shape.Here are some designs I did .I used plastic tank wheels or wooden wheel with small blobs of white glue for rivets.Oh btw I suggest you glue the wheels first on a sturdy piece of plastic/card/wood first.
|Top L/h WW2 1/72 Panther wheels,top r/h 1/76 T34 wheels,middle right 1/76 Pzkpfw 4 wheels.||Btm row wooden wheels|
|Here are examples on an MDF vehicle I'm building|
Hope someone finds this useful
Neat! Very nice idea.ReplyDelete
Hello, I saw this post on G+, and wanted to say what a great idea, and one I am sure I will use.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the idea.
Very clever indeed sir. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You're more than welcome,I'll post another idea soon.....ReplyDelete
Just found your blog, as one does, this is a great idea. I use ribbon cable to make ammo chutes for my mech models.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it Ashley.
I used them for that also.
Have a good weekend
Nice. How tall are they? Idle curiosity forces me to ask. ;-)Delete
I would say around 20mm, they're 6mm scale.ReplyDelete
Look here for size comparison.
Cheers. Did I say I like your work, a lot?ReplyDelete
Following you now. You might be interested in looking at some of my stuff. We have similar tastes.
You're welcome and thank you.ReplyDelete
I did have a (quick)look at your blog/s ( I do like your Mech models). Keep it up.
I think you would be interested in "The Murderbot Diaries Series by Martha Wells". If you or any other who read this haven't done so already , do yourself a favour.
Have a great weekend
Murderbot is great. Deffo must read.ReplyDelete
BTW: I also write, three novels inspired by Stargate and VOTOMS.
Indeed. Martha Wells is BRILLIANT....ReplyDelete
Great, Will do so , when time permits ( yeah !!!!) ....
so much stuff to do.. so little time...