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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 06, 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.....

http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/model_how-to/12-scale-hollow-tra/

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 khamiltonsa@aol.com http://public.fotki.com/khamilton/models/ www.wildharemodels.com
  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:42 PM

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

Dennis

 

  • 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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