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New 1/32 wheels producer - Halberd Models

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not sure if it was mentioned on the forum but there is new small company from Ukraine doing several wheels sets in 1/32

one difference is that they consist from resin and rubber tires.

jan

 

http://scalemodels.ru/news/13798-Halberd-Models.html

 

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They do look really nice.

It appears no middle seam to deal with too, which is 1/2 the battle with real rubber tires. The other 1/2 is a flat/weighted spot. Its significantly tougher IMHO to get rubber tires weighted. 

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6 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

They do look really nice.

It appears no middle seam to deal with too, which is 1/2 the battle with real rubber tires. The other 1/2 is a flat/weighted spot. Its significantly tougher IMHO to get rubber tires weighted. 

The third 1/2 of the problem is weathering them, although I have had some success with pigments. Hard to get anything to reliably stick to the rubber. Might give a set a try just out of curiosity. Would love to see someone try this for WWI aircraft with natural, light colored rubber.

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13 hours ago, D Bellis said:

Aftermarket RUBBER wheels?!? :doh::rofl:

 

D

 

No they're ruber according to the instructions. (Just kidding.)

 

I know I'm in a minority amongst "serious" modellers, but I much prefer rubber vinyl. Natural sit, no awkward hub painting. Easy. Smart. 

 

Let the model do the flattening. Please, please, please Halberd, make these for the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito 

 

Tony

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23 minutes ago, Tony T said:

 

No they're ruber according to the instructions. (Just kidding.)

 

I know I'm in a minority amongst "serious" modellers, but I much prefer rubber vinyl. Natural sit, no awkward hub painting. Easy. Smart. 

 

Let the model do the flattening. Please, please, please Halberd, make these for the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito 

 

Tony

 

I agree, but only if the rubber tires are hollow and allow for natural bulging. Most rubber wheels I've experienced are solid, and don't bow out at all unfortunately.

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA

 

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14 hours ago, D Bellis said:

Aftermarket RUBBER wheels?!? :doh::rofl:

 

D

 

4 hours ago, nmayhew said:

you lost me at rubber

 

I have yet to see modellers swap out Tamiya's tires with their car and motorcycle-kits.... :whistle:

Because AMT/ERTL botched them 25 years ago, doesn't mean that it's ALL bad....

Although seam-lines ARE a hassle...!

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