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Old 07-11-2010, 07:01 AM
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Looking good. How do you form the can material such
as the reinforcing material inside. Do you use a burnishing
tool or something similar on the join seams? Ron
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:31 AM
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I have another inquiry. Have you thought of using the
aluminum color on the inside of the can on the outside
skin? When doing this several years ago I was able to
get a fairly decent aluminum finish by removing the
coating from the inside of the can material with Brillo
pads. Ron
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:25 AM
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I too am curiouse about the froming of parts. Do you use the same technique as paper (rolling in the palm of your hand, etc...)? Thanks again for the tutorial.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:51 PM
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Looking good. How do you form the can material such
as the reinforcing material inside. Do you use a burnishing
tool or something similar on the join seams? Ron
I have golf putter that has a metal shaft and I take the piece that is going to be assembled and I run it across it repeatedly to round it. Then I take the piece of interior reinforcing strip and also run them across the metal shaft of the putter to round them in reverse. Once the pieces hold the rounded shape, they are ready to be assembled. The Testors Super Glue works sufficiently to hold the can in any complex shape I desire to put it in. Hope that makes sense!
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:57 PM
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I have another inquiry. Have you thought of using the
aluminum color on the inside of the can on the outside
skin? When doing this several years ago I was able to
get a fairly decent aluminum finish by removing the
coating from the inside of the can material with Brillo
pads. Ron

I Tried that method, but I can say from experience that most glues will not work sufficiently to hold the complex shapes unless the coating/paint comes off. I suspect that the outside of the can has some type of treatment or something that prevents the glue from holding the shape. I built a model from this method and I was frustrated by having to repeatedly glue some of the more complex shapes that kept coming lose. As a result I stick to the painted side out. Perhaps if the can was stripped of the paint and the coating it may have, this may work, but I prefer the novelty of the can art on the outside. And I don't really want to go through the trouble of using caustic chemicals to remove the paint, especially with kids and pets around. My wife already gets a bit testy when she finds pieces of can stuck to the dog, or she herself steps on a piece!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:20 PM
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note to self: thorough clean up = happy wife. Advice that works for most any situation in life!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:40 PM
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especially when working with little pieces of metal. I tend to get metal slivers embedded in me all the time that are the result of poor cleanup. I pay for it when the wife has to dig them out with a needle!
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:37 PM
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Step 6 - increasing the available can surface to work with

To build larger parts of these aircraft models such as fuselage and wings, it becomes necessary to increase the size of the can surface you are working with. The process of gluing panels with cleanly shelled cans becomes the unique way of remedying this situation. Here is how it is done:





The shelled can is held flat and is ready for glue to prepare to attach the first panel




Glue is placed generously on a 1/8th inch edge the entire length of the can





The next can is placed over the glue strip and is pressed down into place. The final step requires placing a large amount of weight on top of the newly formed panel to insure that no creases or seams come unglued. I use a stack of encyclopedias to accomplish this task. After several minutes you should have a seamless panel and can repeat as needed to increase the overall area of can to work with.

More to come soon!
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:22 PM
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Tiger-1 Ausf Mug's were the dominating variant of the Tiger in the thirsty wastes of the El Alamein Desert. :p
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:52 PM
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Thats just hilarious there Stev0! :D


In between posts I thought I would post a picture of a P-40 I did out of Sierra Mist:



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