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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:10 pm 
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This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make spoke wheels for your models. This is a spin off of a tutorial from Norman Gorn, posted at papermodelers.com. I've modified it to make it easier and faster to do.

You can view this tutorial at the following site:

http://flybirdman.4t.com/box_widget.html

If you click on the first picture it will show a larger picture and you can advance through each photo. If you place your mouse curser on the picture it will give you a discription of that photo.

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Great tutorial Bob, you make it look so easy. I may even give it a go myself sometime! What sort of thread is it you use?

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Hey CD,
Mostly fine gray thread. Lately I've started using Metalic Thread. Looks really cool 8)
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I like the metallic. It worked well on the Lancashire(?) armored car I did.

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Lanchester :). Agreed, the metallic does look very good. Will have to see if I can get myself somewhere.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:45 pm 
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The metallic thread is available here at Jo Ann's Fabrics :) Looks great for rigging also :wink: There should be a Video Tutorial on Spoke Wheels up on You Tube in a week or so. The link will be posted at the FG site.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:40 am 
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Bob!

I'm thinking of trying out your style of makeing spoked wheels, but I have a question-

How do you figure out where on the circle to make your groves?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Hey Tim, I have a template of circles that I use. Or if you have a watch with hands you could use that. Usually I find 12 - 3 - 6 & 9. Once I have that then I just guess at half way between those which gives me 8 notches. Then half way between those notches which gives me 16 notches :mrgreen: Or you can do a twelve notch like on a watch. :wink: I hope this helps. Most office or school supply should have plastic circle templates which is nice. Let me know how it works out. :D Good luck. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:21 pm 
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This is the easiest one to understand, that I've found.
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/tuto ... orial.html

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:35 pm 
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Ringmaster wrote:
... This is the easiest one to understand ...

That one is so good I built an Excel plotter using its principles, which I put up on that forum but thought I'd put it here also, now that I figured out how to attach files.


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