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Scratchbuilding Hollow Traffic Cones

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Mays Landing, NJ
Scratchbuilding Hollow Traffic Cones
Posted by kvwildhare on Friday, April 6, 2012 9:31 PM

The taper of this used Pentel pen looked about right for a traffic cone

The hole at the tip was too big and the cone was a little short. Cut & paste this link  for details on how I fixed that.....

Fast forward:  Here are the cones before paint.  The bases are sheet styrene & 1/2-round rod.The insides of the cones were hollowed out with a Dremel.

Here they are in paint.  The nice part is you can lay them on their sides and have an accurate hollow cone.

Lengthening the cone takes a little time, but the results are worth it.


Ken Hamilton
  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Saturday, April 7, 2012 9:42 PM

Ken...Great idea....thanks for posting



  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Australia
Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:52 AM

great idea, i would never of thought of that...

thanks for sharing.....

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:56 PM

Great idea and you can also use the tip covers that come with a tube of caulking for the cones. I'll try to get around to making one this coming week.

High octane


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