Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Scale Rigs General Tech > Scale Accessories
Loading

Notices

Thread: scale tricks thread

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #101
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Somewhere between the Atlanic ocean and Mississippi river
Posts: 108
Default

a little thing i learned, wire coathangars are great for small details that need to have some structure to them, they can be hard to work with, but wont break as easy as paper clips. and another little trick, for decals, draw them up in a photo editing software (like Paint,Photoshop, or Gimp), then print them out and apply them with clear tape, pretty cheap and wont like water too much, but is easy to reapply as needed.
shadowtrucker95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-23-2009, 11:31 PM   #102
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North East Ohio
Posts: 10
Default



I used black hockey tape for roll bar padding. It's a fabric tape that could work well for several scale applications. Maybe interior carpet, seat covers, etc.?
WillysEdition04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 12:41 PM   #103
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 975
Default

guitar string makes great cb antennas
93 FORD BRONCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 10:16 AM   #104
I wanna be Dave
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Martinsburg WV
Posts: 2,781
Default cheap handmade snorkel

I've hunted high and low for a snorkel solution, and I've seen another thread or two with other guys either looking for snorkels or posting up what they've found or made. This worked out good for me so I thought I'd post it here.

I wanted something custom looking vs. a scale reproduction of a commercially available snorkel, so I pretty much had to make it myself. This was inspired by a couple 1:1 rigs I've seen that had similar hand-built snorkels that ended in standard filter elements. After looking for parts and the right tubing for a couple weeks, I've rounded up a cheap and easy solution.

Materials:
* Fram fuel filter #CG3388 (I found it at Tractor Supply for $1.50)
* length of black appliance cord
* length of 4-40 all-thread
* silver pinstripe tape

Remove the wire from the cord casing, and shove the all-thread inside in it's place. This gives the casing rigidity and it will hold it's shape. Make your bends with a standard tubing bender, and shape the casing to fit your rig.

Ream a hole in the body where you want the intake tube to exit. Mine leaves the body out of the cowling right behind the hood on the right side:



Make the bends and route the tubing so it hugs the rack/rollcage/roofline:



And 90 it around the back so the element is out of the way. It sits high in the center as far away from water as possible:



Since these pics I've added thin strips of silver vinyl pinstripe tape at each "joint" (the 90 and the 45, and at the element) to simulate stainless steel clamp bands.

If you can find the filter element the rest is easy to round up. It took about 20 minutes to put together...

Last edited by Big Mike; 07-01-2009 at 10:24 AM.
Big Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:11 PM   #105
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 738
Default

I dont know if it was said already, but if you want to make carpet, you can take a sock and turn it inside out and paint it black.
neoakaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #106
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nova Scotia,Canada
Posts: 561
Default

Not to take away from the sock idea,but you can go to any dollar store or craft store and by 12x12 pieces of thin felt in various colors that works perfect for scale mats or carpet
kuatto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 01:25 AM   #107
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Near my tools
Posts: 212
Default

butterfly screw



that one is 3mm screw
deephis46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #108
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 111
Default

im sure its been done but have not seen it. I just printed a road map that i shrunk down and folded like a map i now have a scale road map of my region
budro kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 09:47 AM   #109
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 239
Default

guitar string CB antenna

Making a CB antenna, you will need



cut the guitar string (I believe it's a G) to desired length, and heat some small heatshrink on it then wrap the wire around the base of the string to make the coil bit, heat the thicker shrink over the coil and your done, I used the bottom of the string so I can use the eye for a mounting point.



Positronic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #110
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Early, Iowa
Posts: 95
Default

For that filter element just get a fuel filter for a 70s or 80s 4 barrel quadrajet carburator on a chevy truck.
Drey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #111
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los angeles
Posts: 54
Default Roof rack for D90

Hello all...Just wanted to add this. I found this drawer organizer basket laying around the storage area so I asked my boss if I could have it. It's made of metal with dividers on it. The dividers were not welded all the way so I just used plyers to take it off. I mounted it on my D90 and it's a perfect fit. My coworker told me they have this at staples of office depot for like 10 bucks to 13 bucks. Here it is on my D90.



Mg-rover1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #112
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los angeles
Posts: 54
Default Changed my snorkel..

Here is another way to make a snorkel...

Items: Plastic straw ( the one kids use/7 eleven has it too)
Case of the lead refills for pencil ( Cut this to make the top snorkel part)
Just paint it black...Here is the finish product.

Mg-rover1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #113
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 191
Default

I made a gas tank out of a small compressed air cylinder that cyclists use to pump up their tyres. The black tube is the negative wire cut off an old motor. Not bad for 10 minutes work.

Andyjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2010, 03:59 PM   #114
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Newton
Posts: 138
Default

another great way to make carpet is to search for "Fuzzy Fur" its used in model car building.
any color you want and all you do is brush Elmer's glue to the area you want carpet on and shake out some Fuzzy Fur to that cover the glue.
I like to press it in a little to give it a worn look.

It's pretty much just a container of fine carpet fuzz.
Cheap too.
Dollarhide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2010, 04:35 PM   #115
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sonoma
Posts: 5
Default TImber Wolf Jeep

For the RC4WD timber wolf you need to purchase the HPI jeep body for the front grill / hood

I found using the top of the jeep (the roof) makes a perfect tub for the timber wolf or a custom chassis that is using the HPI width body.



macfoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 01:06 AM   #116
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Thomasville, NC
Posts: 903
Default

tech deck sk8 board & antenna tube cb!


NEW YORK BOY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 02:46 AM   #117
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tupelo
Posts: 353
Default

Scale bench seat. 1 hard glasses case. Pop inner spring hinge out of the middle, glue or screw halves back together to make the seat shape. Take 1 glasses soft case and hot glue. Makes a cool looking retro seat cover. I wish I would've taken some progress pics... Hope its useful nonetheless!


Last edited by blukon98; 10-09-2010 at 02:52 AM.
blukon98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #118
RCC Addict
 
toy4crawlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Campbell, CA 4 hrs 2Rubicon !
Posts: 1,975
Default

These are cool

HUB Nuts DE racing
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ima-SC-SCRT-10
Attached Images
 

Last edited by toy4crawlin; 11-02-2010 at 08:39 PM.
toy4crawlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 10:07 AM   #119
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ringwood
Posts: 1,233
Default

for scale hub caps you can use vakve stem caps from a bike as
asw27x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #120
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: sittin in the sky
Posts: 4,610
Default

vynal shower curtain mud flaps!
2500hdon37s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com