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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:27 pm 
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I'm hoping to knock out some tires as fenders for some 1/700 landing ships to finish up.

Evergreen doesnt make anything that small in a tube form, and a punch kit is nice, but expensive.

I suppose I could drill out the center of Evergreen rod, but wanted to ask the forum first if any of you guys
have ran into the same situation.

Appreciated as always.

Paul

If this should be the tips section, Mod, please move it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:15 pm 
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what size are the tires supposed to be before made into fenders?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:14 pm 
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Dave, I think you made me answer my own question.

Lets say a jeep tire is 3 foot high. At 1/700 that would equate to around a 1/16th" or 1.6mm tube or rod.
A Deuce and a half tire would be taller.

If I managed to search the Evergreen site thoroughly, I'd a found out they make tube that will suffice although not as thick
as I would like. Perhaps I could nest some smaller tube into the larger, and still have a nice centered opening. Worth a try.

Thanks,

Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:30 am 
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no problem, teach & learn.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 pm 
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use thin solder wire, or soft copper wire
either of above of appropriate thickness

the profile is round and it can be lightly flattened twixt smooth faces of pliers to give a semblance of tires.



The liferings in my 1/700 Hog Islander diorama

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... eview.html


were made of copper wire and flattened--a vehicle tyre is much the same size

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:24 pm 
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That would be some thin wire! Jim, thank you, that is using your noggin.

Paul


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:03 am 
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I have grey plastic tube for modelling, smallest diameter is 1.6mm. Grey rings cut of this would be perfect for jeep tires, the somewhat larger 2.0mm tube would give tires for a deuce and a half.

I can't remember where I bought it, my stock seems to last forever, but I think it was from Slater's from the UK?

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