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Slat/Bar Armor
retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 04:35 PM UTC
What am I really getting into, if I attempt to scratch build slat/bar armor with styrene stock?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 01:20 PM UTC
It's way easier than soldering your own homemade PE, that's for certain. A jig would be a must for this project, to keep everything spaced correctly. It really shouldn't be too problematic. What's it for?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 01:32 PM UTC
I want to do it for a Stryker, Warrior and D9R. I know that there are am sets out, but they cost a small fortune. I'm thinking it would be much cheaper and more fun to build it out of styrene. I have a mill, so should not have too much trouble making a jig.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 04:03 PM UTC
Damn! I'm thinking of the possibilities here...
With a mill, you could produce a jig for every section of every vehicle you want on aluminum - cast it in resin, and sell them. I for one would pay for a jig to do slat in plastic rather than fooling with PE all the time.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:23 PM UTC
Great idea! I'll keep that in mind. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get enough money together for the resin part of the process.