sbg  

RPP VS4 2018
Page 2 of 14 FirstFirst 12345612 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 136

Thread: Axial Jeep Buildoff 1st Place - 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1,644

    Default

    Bends look fantastic... Not an easy thing to do.
    Ive never used a tin before..... Great idea. I'll be trying that.
    Run what Ya Brung.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tavastia, Finland
    Posts
    1,459

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Beers View Post
    Bends look fantastic... Not an easy thing to do.
    Ive never used a tin before..... Great idea. I'll be trying that.
    Thanks! You're welcome. I call it as the "shape stealing".

    Some problems occur on edges when plastic cools down. I made OK results by forcing in it place by hand (just holding the ends, not pulling too much) and giving a little more heat if I notice some deformations. I have to be honest, it looks much better in the pic..

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1,644

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Halme View Post
    Thanks! You're welcome. I call it as the "shape stealing".

    Some problems occur on edges when plastic cools down. I made OK results by forcing in it place by hand (just holding the ends, not pulling too much) and giving a little more heat if I notice some deformations. I have to be honest, it looks much better in the pic..
    I run into this problem too.
    What I do, Is use a larger piece.. When heating, i let the styrene do its own thing.. I have found that the father away from heat source. ( I use a small LP torch ) the larger the bend circumferences.. the closer ..the tighter the bend..
    Then I trim out the shape I like, leaving the the funky warp of material on the scrap.
    I would say your method still comes out very nice and more uniform though.
    Run what Ya Brung.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tavastia, Finland
    Posts
    1,459

    Default

    Yeah I was sure that you are familiar with these issues.
    As you said it's all about practice and patience. This was my second attempt for this part and is all one piece so I'm a little proud of myself!


    Thanks for sharing the knowledge, all advices and hints are taken tough I am still a total newbie what it comes to styrene bending but it's fun to learn!

  5. #15
    scaler is offline I've got a slight RC addiction.
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    332

    Default

    It's starting to come together it looks great.
    Sean

  6. #16

    Default

    Looking great.....I am going to try your thread cutting method....

    Regarding your shaping....I like using a stove plate.....heating area is much larger and one gets more uniform heating across a larger area

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tavastia, Finland
    Posts
    1,459

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scaler View Post
    It's starting to come together it looks great.
    Sean
    Thanks! Im trying to do my best here.. Learning a lot and so far its been great fun! Cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by olafv View Post
    Looking great.....I am going to try your thread cutting method....

    Regarding your shaping....I like using a stove plate.....heating area is much larger and one gets more uniform heating across a larger area
    Thank you! Thread cutting method is the best method.
    You are right, my torch is a bit small from heating area but sometimes its very useful too. I'm waiting here that our old stove gets replaced and I can get the whole apparatus for my styrene-cookings! Right now I dont want to feed my kids any more plastic than is neccessary for a daily diet.


    About cooking the Jeep, heres my Forex-cake.



    And now I'm just trying to get somewhere near enough.



    It will get a green icing soon.



    This is actually very hard but time consuming.

    Love it!


    - Halme

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1,644

    Default

    Wowzer..... You so nailed the shape of the hood/bonnet....
    Looking fantastic Halme.
    Run what Ya Brung.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tavastia, Finland
    Posts
    1,459

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Beers View Post
    Wowzer..... You so nailed the shape of the hood/bonnet....
    Looking fantastic Halme.
    Thanks! I tried to do it several times from styrene but the outcomes were pretty bizarre. Need more heat and more skills! This PVC is fun, why I didnt do the whole build out of it..?


  10. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Neustadt/Wstr., South West Germany
    Posts
    1,056

    Default

    Niiiiiiiice! Regards Jens

Page 2 of 14 FirstFirst 12345612 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •