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I wonder if anyone can help me? I'm scratch building my first Titan, I will be the proud father to a healthy Lucius Class Warhound, but I feel she may not make it. I am struggling to find a decent material to construct the toe/foot/leg pistons that is also cost effective.
I have previously tried using drinking straws but despite being the perfect scale, the little buggers simply wont glue!!!
Any other suggestions are most welcome. Pic will follow on, just as soon as I can.
Cheers in advance
Finding plasticard rods or "sheet styrene" brand rods make excellent rods for pistons or anything else similar, just when you are at the shop make sure you get some that are a tight enough fit to use and buy them. It's about 2bucks a rod (australian $) they are maybe a foot long each? I've bought about 100 bucks of plasticard products in the past year.
Cheers for that, there arnt many modelling stores were Ilive in Sunny England. But will check them out.
Antics, not sure if they go as far north as stafford but they have a web store
Everything you have been told is a lie!
you have a link at all?
Many hobby shops should also either carry or be able to bring in various sizes of brass and aluminum tubes, and these are great for making pistons out of, too. If you do decide to try the metal route, grab a small pipe cutter from your local home improvement store while you're out - it makes cutting the stuff a breeze.
If you know anybody who works in a hospital, get them to get you a bunch of 1 mL syringes. Makes the perferct piston housing, and rod. They are easy to work with, and you can move the piston rod to get the perfect length. Heres mine painted.
that looks spot on!!!
will be heading down to my local hobby store tomorrow, and having a hunt.
cheers for your help chaps!!
hopefully the images have uploaded properly, but this is the stage I'm at so far.
I found the perfect material for the pistons.
Go to any hobyby store and buy some Aileron linkage's 2 plastic rods that slide perfectly into each other. Cheep too!!