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Didn't know what catagory to put this in
Posted by firefighter8104 on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:10 PM
Ok in the August 2003 mag there was a tip on how to create a "smashed" car using sheets of aluminum. Ok i used a pop can and had NO luck. Any body know how to do this. I'm not trying to weather it, but create a car accident. Can anybody throw some pointers my way?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:06 PM
heat the plastic and push another model into the model *where heated*
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Posted by Ibuildstockmopars on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:42 PM
I think they might have used a thinner aluminum...try the stuff in the kitchen cabinet...I guess they just call it aluminum foil. I think it might even come in different thicknesses. You could shape it to they fender then remove and "crunch" then replace the plastic piece with your damaged section.
Uh...hold on a second, I superglued my fingers together again.
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Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:06 PM
how about the aluminum from those pie crust things?? that would probably hold up better.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:09 PM
Thats right! I use the heavier aluminum foil for baking. It has more body, being a litle thicker. It also crunches up a bit more realistically! you can spray it with justabout any paint and even scratch it for drag-type damage, or cut into it for rips! when you build your wreck, remember to heat and bend your steering wheel if it didn't come with an airbag. If it did, fabricate a small bubble from tissue paper, spray it with a 50-50 blend of elmers glue and water and let it set up, then pop it or flatten it to suit. Good luck WOLF
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Posted by firefighter8104 on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:43 PM
good ideas. Anyone do this yet? Would love to see it done. i'm gonna try it soon, as i'm on hold with my sleeper cab. Need hose tubing!!!!! let me know. Oh yeah how do you heat it up? i tried that and it just bent in a little, looked horrible
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Posted by arcturus on Thursday, April 1, 2004 2:51 PM
let your girlfriend near it.Thats how my car got a 'smashed' lookAngry
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Posted by flahotrod on Thursday, April 1, 2004 3:22 PM
Arcturus: LOL LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
I married my wife for her looks, just not the ones she gives me when I bring home new model kits.
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Posted by GPERZERK on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:02 AM
If you dont have any kids under the age of 6 go find some it work for me
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Posted by firefighter8104 on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 7:12 PM
I still havn't been able to do it. Anybody have any other tips on it?
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 7:19 PM
I thought the meant metal like you would get from k&S Engineering. That and a hammer should work. or just let the girlfreind after it like arcturus said.
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Posted by JakeCouture on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:44 PM
I've tried heating with a lighter, and don't have much luck. My best dents have been done by boiling water, and putting something in the bottom of the pan (a diecast car, a rock, a branch, or whatever else I'm having my car crash into), and slowly crashing into it. Obviously, you need to be careful going into the water, because you don't want anything to splash the boiling water out. And I only put enough water in to cover my damage area, so I don't warp other parts of the kit. And I'll also dip it in cold water when I'm done denting it so the warm plastic doesn't keep bending due to gravity.
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