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Model mudguards

Post #1 by Renaultman » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:46 pm

If your like me and want to make models look as damn near perfect as Is possible then I have finally found a product to make scaled mudguards. I've been searching for years, trying different products and failing, I was at the point of thinking that there wasn't anything out there to make the mudguards. One day I had a brainwave and typed rubber mats into E-bay and thinking it was another brick wall was over the moon, not only to find rubber mats but in different thicknesses. I chose 0.5mm thick sheet and its working perfect. The sheets come in sizes of 300mm x 300mm or 500mm x 500mm. the cost of the 300x300 sheet was about a fiver, so It didn't break the bank. If my maths are correct 0.5mm would be 25mm thick in 1/1 scale. Is this right. I don't use the rubber mat on highway trucks but for construction machinery I think it looks damn nice.

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Re: Model mudguards

Post #2 by modelman093 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 pm

Come on, share it with us!
picture?
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Re: Model mudguards

Post #3 by niner » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:23 am

Yeah, be good to see some pics if you have it on any models.


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Re: Model mudguards

Post #4 by Renaultman » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:00 pm

The models are being built at the moment. I'll post pics as soon as I can.

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Re: Model mudguards

Post #5 by L.Kezz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:35 pm

What if I wanted to put some mud guards on my 777D would the same size do for that?

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Re: Model mudguards

Post #6 by Renaultman » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:07 pm

L.Kezz wrote:What if I wanted to put some mud guards on my 777D would the same size do for that?

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That's what I'm using it for among other models.

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Post #7 by L.Kezz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:23 pm

I've had a look on ebay and can't find any rubber mats of that size :|

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Re: Model mudguards

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Re: Model mudguards

Post #9 by FatCatGotHot » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:48 am

Renaultman,

have you tried bicycle tubes? This was my first idea reading this topic.

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Re: Model mudguards

Post #10 by niner » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:02 pm

FatCatGotHot wrote:Renaultman,

have you tried bicycle tubes? This was my first idea reading this topic.


Good thinking! you can get really thin race light innertubes, they should be thin enough, normal bike tubes may be a little thick.


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