How make raised weld seems on Shermans

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How make raised weld seems on Shermans

Joined: June 21st, 2006, 8:44 pm

July 24th, 2006, 7:50 pm #1

I have seen modelers raise the seems on the Shermans with the white plastic strips ( I can't remember the name of the product ) and then apply (?) to soften it down and make it look like a weld. What is the product used to do this? Please help me!
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Joined: January 24th, 2005, 7:16 pm

July 24th, 2006, 8:19 pm #2

You can use stretched sprue and soften it with liquid cement such as Testors or Tamiya. Hope this helps.

Mike
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July 24th, 2006, 11:42 pm #3

I have seen modelers raise the seems on the Shermans with the white plastic strips ( I can't remember the name of the product ) and then apply (?) to soften it down and make it look like a weld. What is the product used to do this? Please help me!
That's what I've used, except I use evergreen (plastruct is basically the same) rods instead of strips. Glue them on, then use liquid cement all over them, then the back of an x acto to press in the pattern. Works quite well.

Rob
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July 25th, 2006, 9:26 am #4

I will try to get some and thank you very much for the info!!!!
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July 25th, 2006, 9:27 am #5

You can use stretched sprue and soften it with liquid cement such as Testors or Tamiya. Hope this helps.

Mike
I will give that a try. Thanks for the help!!!!
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July 26th, 2006, 2:34 am #6

I have seen modelers raise the seems on the Shermans with the white plastic strips ( I can't remember the name of the product ) and then apply (?) to soften it down and make it look like a weld. What is the product used to do this? Please help me!
Plastruct makes shaped styrene rods. They have one that has a hemispherical cross section. This half-round rod is easier to make into weld beads than completely round rod or stretched sprue. Ask around at hobby shops or railroad shops. HTH, RC
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July 31st, 2006, 8:27 pm #7

I have seen modelers raise the seems on the Shermans with the white plastic strips ( I can't remember the name of the product ) and then apply (?) to soften it down and make it look like a weld. What is the product used to do this? Please help me!
Note that there are several seams together to make a seam. Weld rod not wide enough to do the job in one fell swoop! See if you can get close-up of a Sherman weld, you'll see one seam is really several smaller seams. Hence, the thinner the rod, the better.
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August 3rd, 2006, 4:10 am #8

Thank you for yopur imput!!! I will try to find smaller 1/2 round rods. Bob
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