How make raised weld seems on ShermansJuly 24 2006 at 3:50 PM
|Bob Yack (Login drbob64)|
from IP address 126.96.36.199
I have seen modelers raise the seems on the Shermans with the white plastic strips ( I can't remember the name of the product ) and then apply (?) to soften it down and make it look like a weld. What is the product used to do this? Please help me!
Re: How make raised weld seems on Shermans
|July 24 2006, 4:19 PM |
You can use stretched sprue and soften it with liquid cement such as Testors or Tamiya. Hope this helps.
|July 25 2006, 5:27 AM |
I will give that a try. Thanks for the help!!!!
|July 24 2006, 7:42 PM |
That's what I've used, except I use evergreen (plastruct is basically the same) rods instead of strips. Glue them on, then use liquid cement all over them, then the back of an x acto to press in the pattern. Works quite well.
|July 25 2006, 5:26 AM |
I will try to get some and thank you very much for the info!!!!
One easier step
|July 25 2006, 10:34 PM |
Plastruct makes shaped styrene rods. They have one that has a hemispherical cross section. This half-round rod is easier to make into weld beads than completely round rod or stretched sprue. Ask around at hobby shops or railroad shops. HTH, RC
more than one weld seam
|July 31 2006, 4:27 PM |
Note that there are several seams together to make a seam. Weld rod not wide enough to do the job in one fell swoop! See if you can get close-up of a Sherman weld, you'll see one seam is really several smaller seams. Hence, the thinner the rod, the better.
|August 3 2006, 12:10 AM |
Thank you for yopur imput!!! I will try to find smaller 1/2 round rods. Bob