how to make working hinges on plastic model custom made???

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how to make working hinges on plastic model custom made???

  • HEY EVERYBODY!! Well I wanted to know how to make work doors, hoods,ect.... on plastic model that don't have workable door with out going to the store and having to buy hinges and stuff.. Any answers would be good thank u
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  • Well, you could start by disassembling a die-cast car that has working hinges, or you could do a search for tutorials on how to create them. I did both and found many more tutorials on how to do other things too.
    Bruce Lee: "No way as way and no limitation as limitation." http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m56/Jeebus454/
  • Wat do u mean by tha die cast part??
  • Get hold of a copy of the December SA. Awesome story by Ilkka Klemetti, building an AMT Impala. He does a wicked job on hinged doors (and spring loaded bonnet).
    "Trust me, Bart, it's better to walk in on both your parents, than just one of them..." - Milhouse
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by 777moparace

    Get hold of a copy of the December SA. Awesome story by Ilkka Klemetti, building an AMT Impala. He does a wicked job on hinged doors (and spring loaded bonnet).


    That is a great article.

    Mike Aylward

    The smell of burning rubber and high octane stirs the soul

  • http://www.briansmodelcars.com/tutorials/tutorial.asp?TutorialID=76&CurPage=1

    Hope the link works for you, check out the other tutorals, he has some very interesting ones that helped me in aot of areas. Let me know what ya think and good luck. Oh, if you look in my Fotki album you will see where I have a Zo6 Vette with the doors cut out. i have the doors put together but havenot worked on the door jamb quite yet, lol.
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by lilcrazymaster

    Wat do u mean by tha die cast part??

    What I meant was you could get one of the metal cars with opening doors, trunk, ect. and take it apart to see how those hinges work. You could then build something similar using the metal car as a reference. Guess I should've explained this part, then it would've been helpful, lol.
    Bruce Lee: "No way as way and no limitation as limitation." http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m56/Jeebus454/
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by Jeebus454

    QUOTE: Originally posted by lilcrazymaster

    Wat do u mean by tha die cast part??

    What I meant was you could get one of the metal cars with opening doors, trunk, ect. and take it apart to see how those hinges work. You could then build something similar using the metal car as a reference. Guess I should've explained this part, then it would've been helpful, lol.


    How realistic do you want to be? Most diecast hinges I've seen don't even try to be accurate – the're just u-shaped arms that pivot the door away from the body.