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Ward Front panel Help needed

Postby Lyonsperf on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:44 am

The truck i'm building has a ribbed panel that wraps around the beltline of the cab.
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It is the panel shown in the pic that goes behind the top set of headlights and the siren.

Any ideas on what to use to make this panel? I tried getting some wide ribbed elastic from the fabric store but its too thick and woven looking to get a smooth texture.
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Re: Ward Front panel Help needed

Postby EdselDan on Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:06 pm

What about Evergreen 'V' Groove sheet styrene??
it is about .02 inch thick, and comes in many different spacings.
I would start with the narrowest .o2/.o25 spacing and go from there.

Or you could try to make your own.
take a New Saw blade (XActo/Hobby saw Of course) and drag across srtip or sheet.

The Trick will be keeping the blade ant the correct orientation Bevel & Angle so that the
grooves are both Straight, And Parallel!!
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Re: Ward Front panel Help needed

Postby chariots of fire on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:12 pm

That's going to be a tough one to reproduce in scale. I'd look in a good hobby shop for the smallest grooved siding you can find. Evergreen does make some small stuff. If you can form it to the cab and wrap it around the corners, cover it afterward with BMF. About the only thing I can offer at this point.
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Re: Ward Front panel Help needed

Postby Lyonsperf on Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:46 am

Thanks guys!
I'll have to stop by my LHS to see what they have.
It scales out to only 1/2" high.
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Re: Ward Front panel Help needed

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:26 pm

I would get the finest car siding from evergreen then use heavy duty aluminum foil and emboss the foil on the evergreen and then use mounting spray cement to adhere it to the cab, That way it would be easier to get around the corner. You might try to slightly brush bare metal foil with steel wool in one direction to get the look
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