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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 11, 2005 7:26 AM
Another thing you could use to fabricate the box is MIlliput epoxy putty. It's available in many hobby shops or look for it online. Use the "Superfine White". The great thing about Milliput is its long setup time. It takes about 24 hours to fully cure, so you have plenty of time to get the shape right. It can also be sculpted with wet fingertips/tools.

With its long setup time, you could probably poke your speakers into it, then work it to the exact shape you want. Remove the speakers after it's been sitting a couple of hours, then do your final shaping after 24 hours. Mask off the speaker holes then prime, paint, and reinstall the speakers.

http://www.milliput.co.uk/prod.htm
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 11, 2005 4:42 AM
Hi all, for the speaker box, you could use expanding foam,the type thats in pressure packs for sealing gaps etc. Just spray some into a box, you may need to line it with grease proof paper first, then your can cut, carve, sand and putty till you get the desired shape and size you need. Then all you need to do is paint it and fit speakers in it,cheers.
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Posted by wagoneer on Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:11 AM


This one in the Pie Wagon is made from a paper circle covered in masking tape for texture, slit from the edge to the centre. The edges overlapped a little to produce a cone. The dome in the centre is the plastic end of a pen lid I seem to remember. The outer rim is just styrene. It's just over an inch across. Total overkill, but I renamed the wagon PYE Wagon after the old electronics company.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 26, 2005 1:30 PM
I didn't know speakers looked like red X'sConfused
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Posted by TJHammer on Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:54 PM
cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:57 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by TJHammer

toyota, you have pics of that method???


I can, im gonna infact make a couple more subs, so i will take a picture of the final product
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:51 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by peteroconnor

I don't know if this would help but for your speaker covers you could get a very fine mesh from a bong shop used for smoking pipes as a filter well thats what i use anyway



i know where that idea came from.......
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Posted by TJHammer on Saturday, September 24, 2005 9:18 AM
toyota, you have pics of that method???
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:50 AM
I don't know if this would help but for your speaker covers you could get a very fine mesh from a bong shop used for smoking pipes as a filter well thats what i use anyway
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 10, 2005 5:50 PM
now thats clever
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 10, 2005 1:24 PM
i have a speaker i made from a peice of styrene and a lighter. i had a lego, and it was the perfect subwoofer shape, so i used styrene to melt it over it, and it worked out fine, i have about 5 of them made
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 10, 2005 11:42 AM
hey just custimize i did a revell 39 lowrider kit except i made a hot rod not a lowrider i uses the rear lowrider wheels and put them on the back traced and cut the circles out the put them in so now i have a 12 inch lowrider sub wofer

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 28, 2005 3:37 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by a1rabbit

Try using Styrofoam; the first that comes to my mind is the hard green stuff that florists use to create flower arrangements from fake flowers… It’s green and hard. This can be cut, sanded and filed smooth. There are other types of foam that could be substituted.


good idea, you could also create a negative shape and then using rasin casting and made multipul resin casts
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Posted by plymouth71 on Thursday, April 28, 2005 1:19 PM
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Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, March 28, 2005 10:47 AM
I probably would have failed a breathalyzer test when I wrote that reply...must make sure that brain is in gear before engaging fingers (got the stupid ratio reversed)

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Posted by scalespeedworks on Sunday, March 27, 2005 9:33 PM
1mm = approximately 1" in scale, so a 1cm speaker would be 10" in full scale. daklunk you are correct, 1" (or 25-ish mm) would be 25 inches across.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 27, 2005 9:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad


BTW, if you're dealing in 1/25th scale, a 1 cm speaker would be 25.4" in 1:1 and that seems a tad large.

Um, are you sure? I thought 1/25 was 1 scale inch for every 25 real inches, that would mean a 1 inch diameter speaker is about 25 inches across. What is the largest you can get speakers real speakers? I've seen up to 16"
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Posted by scheper30 on Sunday, March 27, 2005 3:59 PM
There is another place that sells them. http://www.hoppinhydros.com They have speakers, speaker boxes, boomer tubes and speakers, and amps batteries and stuff like that.

Hope this will help

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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, March 27, 2005 2:15 PM
For speaker cones, use a compass and cut progressively larger "washers", then stack and glue them; paint 'em flat black

BTW, if you're dealing in 1/25th scale, a 1 cm speaker would be 25.4" in 1:1 and that seems a tad large.

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Posted by hawkone on Sunday, March 27, 2005 7:02 AM
sorry but pics never appeared when uploaded ill try again later
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Posted by JakeCouture on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 9:59 AM
That's the very site I was thinking of when I mentioned the low cost of speakers. If anybody has used these guys, what did you think of the quality and the company?
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, March 14, 2005 3:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Eyeleveleast

Hawkone's post is only a day old. I suspect there should be a link to the page with the photos.

For what these resin casters are charging for a set of speakers (even the Pegasus stuff, which is the most expensive I have see), I would save myself the trouble of making them. It seems like an awful lot of work to get them looking realistic.

LOL! yeah I was looking at the join date. DUH!

I have to agree about the time and effort of making realistic units vs. just buying them

Check this out, seakers,amps,video games and controllers..........


http://www.bestresin.com/1500.htm
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Posted by JakeCouture on Monday, March 14, 2005 2:15 PM
Hawkone's post is only a day old. I suspect there should be a link to the page with the photos.

For what these resin casters are charging for a set of speakers (even the Pegasus stuff, which is the most expensive I have see), I would save myself the trouble of making them. It seems like an awful lot of work to get them looking realistic.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. There are the police who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. Doink Doink! Jake Couture
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Posted by dag65 on Monday, March 14, 2005 11:55 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by daklunk

um is it just me or is anyone else having trouble seeing hawkone's pics? i don't even see red Xs, just white. Anyhow, on the topic of speakers, i'd have to agree with dag, just get em from BestResin. I haven't purchased anything from them, but it looks like there is some real high quality stuff there. to make the boxes, I would probably use the florist foam and coat it with a layer of putty, sand it, and paint it

Since that post is almost a year old I would assume they are no longer on his image server
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 13, 2005 6:14 PM
um is it just me or is anyone else having trouble seeing hawkone's pics? i don't even see red Xs, just white. Anyhow, on the topic of speakers, i'd have to agree with dag, just get em from BestResin. I haven't purchased anything from them, but it looks like there is some real high quality stuff there. to make the boxes, I would probably use the florist foam and coat it with a layer of putty, sand it, and paint it
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Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, March 13, 2005 3:43 PM
Don't know how it is over at your side of the pond, but here 20-packs of headache pills (and other too) comes with the pills packed separately on a vacuum-formed plastic board with small domes for each pill, each board covered with a thin alu foil. These small domes, or cups, could be a starting point for speakers. Don't know if this meant any sense to you, but....
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 13, 2005 3:14 PM
i don't know if anyone thought of it, or if it would work because i never tried. but i thought of taking the bubble part of those wiggly eye things you can get at the craft store and taking the back off, and using a larger one for the speaker, and a smaller one for the center cone thing or whatever. if that is a good idea let me know because i was thinking of trying it.
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Posted by hawkone on Sunday, March 13, 2005 9:49 AM
My way of making scale speakers for cars etc…
Watch the pictures in sequence…

First work out what size speaker you would like, I made mine 1cm across.
1st .Coil the wire around a knife handle of appropriate size.

Take it off and snip into individual circles.

Glue the circle together.

Set your compass for a 12mm diameter circle and mark your foil

Then cut out the circles. The foil I used was from a tomato puree tube.
Take your knife and from the middle to one edge make a cut.

Form into a cone and glue.

Now glue the wire circle to the top of the cone.



While glue sets up, take a piece of round sprue and gently melt one end into a small dome.
Snip it off just underneath it.

Now take the cones and clean up the edges with a small file.

Glue the sprue dome into the middle of the cone.

Paint and either leave open or cover, I used an old pop sock like a stocking from the wife to cover mine.

Voila sit back and enjoy the sound.
I used Tamiya Nato black xf69 and x11 chrome silver paint.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:14 PM
you could use a speaker out of those super small head phones that fit in your ears...could prolly find them at Big lots or some place like that for real cheap

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