this is my method for lacing up wheels:
First I remove the drum brakes or wheel centers.
Next thing to do is to drill the holes for the new spokes:
The old plastic spokes show the way and angle..
To center the rim and in this case drum brake I make a jig out of sheet with a
Now to the fun part: the spoking process. The spoke ends are made of brass tube with a diameter of 0.8mm outside and 0.5mm inside. I use another jig for cutting the tube in the right lenght.
Spokes for 1/8 or 1/9 scale are made of 0.45 mm stainless steel insect pins.
For smaller scales like 1/12 or even 1/16 I use 0.3mm stainless steel rod and spoke ends out of vinyl tube.
Here´s a finished wheel for a 1/16 scale Harley Davidson Model F form Aoshima/Entex
And Yes the wheel is perfectly centered, it is just the camera angle that makes it look like this..
Hope it looks convincing!
The report in German can be found here: