One way to acquire kitbashing pieces...

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Zman, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Zman

    Zman Member

    So I'm building a signal tower and as I cut one of the windows off the frame, it slips under the exacto knife, launches into the air and does a perfect double somersault into the furnace vent - not an inch over, not an inch shy. :curse:

    My options were a) tear apart the furnace ducts, or b) buy the model again for the one bleepin' window. The title of this thread tells you which direction I decided to go.
  2. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I would have taken option 3:

    Look for a suitable window sold separately. Several companies sell window sets.
  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    How about putting a scale piece of plywood over it with an Al's Glass Repair van parked nearby.

  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    VAN? :confused:

    Don't you mean horse drawn wagon? :thumb: :D
  5. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    Get a peice of scale stripwood, place over hole. Weather acordingly. Done and done.
  6. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

    Option 4: Get mold & casting material (like that sold by This assumes you still have an identical window to create a duplicate from.

    You'll then have your window, experience & a new modeling technique.

  7. Zman

    Zman Member

    It was the only window of its size on the building, and I can't rightly board it up as it faces three turnouts. I don't want any casualties among my little people!

    No big deal though, I found the kit on ebay for a sawbuck.
  8. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    Next time work with a net!
  9. Steve Lancaster

    Steve Lancaster New Member

    A floor mounted furnace vent may just lift out
  10. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    We all pull dumb stunts at one time or another. Mine was a dilly. I bought my first brass (steam) engine from a guy trying to trade it in at a hobby shop. They didn't want it because he didn't have the original box and had filed the flanges off the center 2 sets of drivers (2-8-4 configuration). I bought it figuring it was cheap enough for practice. Little did I know...

    I was getting ready to paint the thing and put it in the blender figuring it was a good way to clean it. I put a screened piece over the blades keeping the engine out of their path. The phone rang so I shut off the blender so nothing would happen while I was distracted. After getting off the phone, I turned the blender back on and the instant surge threw the engine out of the blender and onto the floor severly bending the cab roof. Bottom line I got a LOT of experience on that engine! And that folks, is how I learned to work on brass!
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    AAHHHH, yes, the "window" of opportunity for a slam dunk "registered" clearly!

    I don't think there are too many of us who go out and buy parts for our spare parts box. I know that mine is filled with the remains of mistakes I've made! BUT, I look at my spare parts box as the price I had to pay, to learn how to build models, and every part I use, is a return on my investment.
  12. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Leave it out and put a couple workmen and sawhorses by it.Scaffold if its second floor.
    You just have to be outsmart those wayward pieces ;)
  13. Zman

    Zman Member

    Hey, CalFlash, what the devil are you talking about? You put an engine in a blender to clean it off?!

    Is this some kind of ancient Chinese secret, or are you pulling a newbies leg as an April fool's joke?

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