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Slimedog1
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 10:25 PM UTC
Soda bottle caps...glue figs on them to paint.
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 01:28 AM UTC

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I thought this was the best deal I ever made and I paid 5 bucks incl. shipping from some nail art store on E Bay.Its agreat deal for 10 bucks.


I'm glad you got a good deal, but what are you talking about?
chazbo38
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 07:20 PM UTC
Sorry I forgot to tell about 15 paint brushes 15 differant sizes used by nail folks.Paid $3.87 incl shipping
SuperSandaas
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 03:41 PM UTC
A trick I used when I made a lot of wargaming terrain was to buy a small pot of textured white wall paint. Cost about the equivalent of 5 dolars for half a litre. Beats using glue and sand or similar metodes, and looks just like sandstone when liberally washed with a brownish water color when dry... Would work on dioramas or for building up a real muddy effect on armoured vehicles in larger scales. Often you can buy sample pots of water based wall paints really cheap as well, for any large scale dioramas.
freddietello
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Alicante, Spain / España
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 01:07 AM UTC
OK

here are a lot of printables you can download and use them for your scenes, vehicles, etc.

http://www.fcmodeltips.com/search/label/descargas%20downloads

I hope you like them
retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 03:48 AM UTC

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OK

here are a lot of printables you can download and use them for your scenes, vehicles, etc.

http://www.fcmodeltips.com/search/label/descargas%20downloads

I hope you like them



:| You will have to resize them, for 1:35. As is, they print ~1:16.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 01:00 AM UTC
This isn't quite "free", but cheap. If you need a piece of rubber, I found that the foam rubber koozies are perfect. I cut a section off and save the rest, for when the cut section wears out.
Philbouq
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC

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This isn't quite "free", but cheap. If you need a piece of rubber, I found that the foam rubber koozies are perfect. I cut a section off and save the rest, for when the cut section wears out.


Excuse-me but what are "koozies" ?
(I'm a Frenchy)
retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 09:04 AM UTC

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This isn't quite "free", but cheap. If you need a piece of rubber, I found that the foam rubber koozies are perfect. I cut a section off and save the rest, for when the cut section wears out.


Excuse-me but what are "koozies" ?
(I'm a Frenchy)



They are rubber/vinyl slips to keep canned drinks cold.
Philbouq
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 05:24 PM UTC
Thanks a lot Matt
hockeybrianboy
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:09 PM UTC
I would think you could use rubber O rings (REAL rubber on your tank, how fancy ). Shaping them correctly could be a challenge but they're really cheap.
rebelsoldier
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 07:32 AM UTC
thanks for the tips! I save the seals from coffee cans, they work well for some metal work.

reb
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 09:49 AM UTC
Dried grape stems make for great bush and tree branches. So long as you like grapes, they are "free".
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:57 AM UTC

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here are a lot of printables you can download and use them for your scenes, vehicles, etc.

http://www.fcmodeltips.com/search/label/descargas%20downloads

I hope you like them



Mr. Collada,

Very much so - Thank you!
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 02:00 AM UTC
"Braille scale" trees or full armatures for larger scales, beautify your lawn and make some trees:
Wee (dy) Trees