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Re: [OT] modelling Q

From: Sean Bayan Schoonmaker <s_schoon@p...>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:51:23 -0800
Subject: Re: [OT] modelling Q

>To any scratchbuilders out there.... any suggestions of how to (even
>remotely) simulate (in 25mm) a disintegrating link ammo belt?

For the flexible feeder: take some 2-part epoxy putty (green stuff) 
and make a long rectangular shape however you want the feeder to go. 
Using a blade or dental tool, make regular grooves on both sides. 
Take care not to press too hard and either cut through and/or remove 
the grooves from the other side. If possible match them up. Let it 
set for a bit - more to give your eyes and hands a break, and then 
repeat to front and back. Making the grooves may cause some bulges 
here and there, but don't worry about it. When completely set, 
carefully sand back to shape. It's even better if you don't need 
detail on one side! Keep in mind that this piece will be quite 
fragile as you work with it: BE CAREFUL! There's nothing more 
frustrating that breaking a piece that you've spent hours getting 
just right.

There may be an easier way, but this will work.

>Also seeking suggestion on tree basing.

How about either plywood or thick styrene sheet. The weigh much more, 
can be sanded, painted, and are even more durable.

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