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Modelling basics: How to... Wiesel tie-downs :)

November 18 2014 at 4:17 PM
Alvaro Rodriguez  (Login CMT_Alvaro)
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Here you got a quick SBS about how I made the tiny tie-downs for the S-Models Wiesel. Far from being a difficult task, to say the truth, I was surprised to see how well it turned out at the end, beign easier and faster than I originaly thought!


PIC 1.- Tools and supplies: a strip of styrene, drill bit, modelling knife, ruler and sanding paper.


PIC 2.- Next step is to make as much holes as needed. It is important to make them not so close or the resulting drilled styrene strip will become too fragile! I used the ruler to have them alligned and spaced easily.


PIC 3.- Here you got the drilling work done!


PIC 4.- Now we need to cut the styrene to have a drilled strip.


PIC 5.- No surprises here! happy.gif


PIC 6.- To start working with our first tie-down, we need to have more or less the same plastic width in three sides. Just check it before cutting!


PIC 7.- Now we can start sanding. Here you can use your favourite weapon: file, sand paper or sanding spounge. I used the latter with an #800 grain. I would not suggest you to use smaller numbers -larger grain- because you can have more sanding control with the finer ones.


PIC 8.- We have now the rounded edge of our first tie-down! happy.gif


PICs 9 & 10.- THIS IS NOT MANDATORY! happy.gif Let´s see... I did not try to have my first tie-down finnished yet but to continue with the sanding work with the nexts ones. So I did not worry to cut it at the exact size at this point but to make the cut at the proper distance for the following!



PIC 11.- So here we have out first tie-down almost finished and the second one in the same stage as in pic 6! Repeat those steps -from 6 to 10- as much as needed! So simple! happy.gif


PIC 12.- An the final step is to cut every tie-down to its proper size.


And that´s all! No black magic here! Just modelling basics at its best! happy.gif



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  1. Excellent SBS... - Paul Giles on Nov 18, 2014, 4:35 PM
  3. Thank you for this! - Matt Ponas on Nov 18, 2014, 4:59 PM
  5. Re: Modelling basics: How to... Wiesel tie-downs :) - Paul Bishop on Nov 19, 2014, 12:53 AM
  7. Wiesel tie downs - Bill Scriven on Nov 19, 2014, 12:13 PM
  9. Nice to see it explained so well. - Al Magnus on Nov 19, 2014, 10:57 PM
    1. Very instructive - thanks for sharing! n/t - PatBeirter on Nov 20, 2014, 3:13 AM
    2. Smart thinking, Al!! Well done!! :) (n/t) - Alvaro Rodriguez on Nov 20, 2014, 5:59 PM
  10. great stuff - Bas Slaats on Nov 20, 2014, 6:12 AM
  12. tow hooks - Patrick Mondria on Nov 20, 2014, 4:20 PM
  14. cool!!! - Fano Suarez on Nov 20, 2014, 4:30 PM
  16. Glad to help, guys! Thank you! :) (n/t) - Alvaro Rodriguez on Nov 20, 2014, 6:00 PM
  18. Thanks for the tip - came just in time - Albert Chen on Nov 20, 2014, 11:27 PM

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