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I've got some sets on the way... youtube and other reviews I've seen ... looks to be good sets!

Pip

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1 hour ago, Mark P said:

I remain skeptical....

 

Mark Proulx

 

As am I, but I must admit they look great in the photos. 

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I am as well, since when you get burnt on something a time or two, you get leery.   I agree in the review they look lovely, but I keep coming back to how to accurately and flatly get a weighted spot on them. 

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Look lovely. Right up my street. If I ever get well enough to resume modelling I could use a set under my two-pound Tomcat.

 

Where are these made and who sells them? And how much are they? I don't do Facebook.

 

Tony 

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Just came across the thread where we discussed these in April (doh!). They're made in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, which is good with me, but no suggested retailer/website. 

 

Want to suggest wheels for the Tamiya FB.VI Mosquitoes (1/32 and 1/48) 

 

Tony

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I haven't found them anywhere but on their Facebook page at the moment.

I have asked the question if there is anywhere else they are offered, will relay the response. You could try PM'ing them ( Halberd Models ). 

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On 8/2/2019 at 7:08 AM, Out2gtcha said:

I am as well, since when you get burnt on something a time or two, you get leery.   I agree in the review they look lovely, but I keep coming back to how to accurately and flatly get a weighted spot on them. 

There isn't much compression in the tires. You could get there by pinning them, but I think even then it wouldn't be a huge amount. I suggested to them to make at least 1/4 of the tire hollow which would greatly help. We shall see. Not sure of the feasibility of casting them that way. 

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Wait, everybody despises kits that come with vinyl/rubber tires and we spend gaboodles of money on resin replacements.  And now we’re buying *aftermarket* rubber tires?

 

I’m going to start selling open seams and raised panel lines :)

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I always loved rubber vinyl tyres and always thought I was in a minority.

 

Just my luck to buy the one Tamiya prop that comes with plastic flatties, the Mosquito* — sorry, I want the option of suspending models from the ceiling or putting them on a shelf. 

 

Really, what we want are plastic roundies and flatties included as options in every model box. But I really like the look of these Halberd Models wheels sets if the stub side of the tyre can be trimmed easily. 

 

Please Halberd, do 1/48 and 1/32 FB.VI Mosquito wheels for the Tamiya kits.

 

Tony 

 

* and a Zero 21, which does, but that doesn't count as it's destined to become a Suisen 2 floatplane. 

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I think the material used is a soft resin the stuff we use in our flexi ammo belts and feeds.

I have been playing with this stuff for years with the hope of tyres that compress  themselves "no luck" the material is way to hard unless you can cast it hollow not an easy process.

Silicon might work but resin moulds and a material that's "Non Stick"

 

The holy grail still awaits :BANGHEAD2:

 

Bob

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A source I know tells me Sprue Brothers is kicking the tires on stocking their line (pun fully intended).

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA

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7 hours ago, Bob MDC said:

I think the material used is a soft resin the stuff we use in our flexi ammo belts and feeds.

I have been playing with this stuff for years with the hope of tyres that compress  themselves "no luck" the material is way to hard unless you can cast it hollow not an easy process.

Silicon might work but resin moulds and a material that's "Non Stick"

 

The holy grail still awaits :BANGHEAD2:

 

Bob

I don't think it is flexible resin, it is much softer. Like I said in the review, it is much more like a soft O-ring, and as they say it is a material intended for industrial applications. Softer than vinyl, too, and no seam to remove but would still need to be hollow to get decent bulge to show weight.

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When i looked at the video he has on facebook he shows how to hollow to get the flatten look. Nothin a little dremel fin cant fix

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