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Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« on: November 14, 2016, 07:40:34 AM »
Hello I did this tutorial ages ago, but I think it is lost in the facebook album of time. So I want to put it here in hope that it might be useful to someone.

A cheap and simple way to make wires, textured tubes, weapon handles,ropes, and whatever else you can think of.  All of these are made with the same tool...



This is the all you need to do this



-2 combs of same size (fine metal afro comb with long teeth, can be VERY good for this as well)

-Epoxy putty and/or green stuff

- I didn't take a photo of this but you need two hard flat surface as well- like two large ice cream sticks, two rulers, or two plastic box lids, and also a cup with water.

STEP 1-
first mix up some putty epoxy and use the two flat surface to roll the mixture out evenly. Keep the all tools wet so the putty epoxy wont stick to you or the tools.



STEP 2-
Place the rolled out putty epoxy on one of the comb, then place the other comb ontop. Next roll the two combs back and forth, applying a light preasure.



this is what you should have-



STEP 3-
This can then be stuck/placed where you want it to go. If you are painting the whole thing with an airbrush- place the wire you've created where you want it to be and wait for it to cure. once it has harden make some small marks on the gunpla- so you can see the placement of the wire, then carfully pull the wire off. Now you can airbrush the parts seperately, then glue it back on once everything is done.

There you have it! Cheap and easy with effective results  :)

For other variants-
Turn the one of the comb 90 degrees then roll out the epoxy putty.
This is the texture you will get-



if you roll the epoxy putty out long ways (parallel to the comb teeth) then roll it out and you will get this texture-



If you then twist it you will create a rope texture.



It looks really cool if you paint it silver and rust it :)

If you mix some epoxy putty wrap it around a solid stem (like a metal needle or one of these tamiya wheel axels),Now follow step 1 & 2.



once it is cured you can glue/stick it on weapon to be used as handles.



so -



now you can go nuts with it :)







or a bit more subtle....





Hope this is somewhat useful and yall have fun trying it out :)

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 08:30:47 AM »
Excellent, must try this out!

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 10:14:31 AM »
What an awesome and creative idea,I'll have to try it out with my green stuff one day,thank you.

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 12:06:19 PM »
Awesome. Thanks for this.

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 08:56:05 AM »
DUDE.
DOOOOOOOD.
DUDE.
this is awesome.

I'm cheap. Deal with it.  http://otakuonabudget.blogspot.com/

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 11:06:43 PM »
Wow! I'm absolutely floored. Awesome work!

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Re: Detailing with Wire, tubes, ropes
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 03:58:07 AM »
wowwwww thx a lot this will be impressive idea for modification
Thx for viewing n CNC

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