I decided to make an alteration to a tool that I think 1/35 scale diorama builders will appreciate. All done within an evening.
Bought one of these paint tube squeezers from the Works book and crafts shop on a whim to see if I could use it to make corrugated tin. It Worked well but it only gave short lengths of the corrugations.
Since they are only £0.99 pence each and made of plastic the next decision was easy. Bought another three.
I cut off the side runners in full on one (leaving the three centre pieces now detached), and one runner to each of the other two (opposite on each keeping the centre section attached to the remaining side).
The cut off runner sections were smoothed off flat and kept to act as joining pieces on the underside.
I sanded the cut edges of all parts making a sloping angle so that the edges could be super glued back together with a good size of mated surfaces.
I used car body filler to help fill in the mated surfaces. I now have a capability to form strips of corrugated tin in 1/35 scale width of upto 2500mm and length upto 6300mm.
You can see the profile achieved with the flattened foil right and corrugated on the left for comparison.
And how about this for my proposed use. Can you guess?
Simple, cheap and very effective. Hope you will agree !!!!!
Mutley and Avril bought Mk 1 version from me at Perth to do more buildings and equipment for their 1/32 farm diorama so I got some more tube squeezers from the Works.
Mk 2 version is four wide this time and I also decided to glue three of the rollers together to be able to roll long stips in one single go. The cut strips were harder to keep steady and straight on the back with the four wide.
Still to try it out on tin foil to see if it is any harder to press down in one long roller.
Keep your craft knives sharp and your glue lids shut tight!!!!
If they're out of stock, ask them to order one for you. It's called the 'Boldmere' tube squeezer, item number 5 052089 000056 or write to Midpoint Park, B76 1RN. Here's a couple of pics of the tool and packaging ...
You could also try Amazon and your local Hobbycraft store.
Thank you for the reply . I have tried everywhere to find one of these with no success . I have contacted "The Works" whose address is the one given "Midpoint Park etc but again to no avail . Also tied ebay.Amazon etc and local hobby stores again no joy . If anyone happens to see some in a local store please think of me and my plight as said all costs paid . Thanks in advance
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