Aerials

Have you got a useful tip to share; a great way of getting things lined up when building your Armourfast kits or some tips on painting & weathering? If so, don't keep them to yourself, but share them here so that everyone can benefit
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sarge831
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Re: Aerials

Post by sarge831 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:54 pm

adt70hk wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 12:41 pm
sarge831 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 3:41 pm
Thanks for that adt70hk, I tried plastic bristles but did not like the finish, but yours look ok, as do the handles etc, have to treat the wife to a new brush but will pay more attention to the quality of the bristles this time! :lol: :lol:
Sarge

No problem and thanks for the feedback on my efforts. Also, please let me know how getting your wife a brush for your anniversary goes down!! ;)

Andrew
How did you know it was our wedding anniversary this Sunday?? :!: :!:

Niall
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Re: Aerials

Post by Niall » Fri May 05, 2017 6:16 pm

I use heat stretch sprue from soft plastic figure sets.

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adt70hk
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Re: Aerials

Post by adt70hk » Fri May 05, 2017 9:22 pm

sarge831 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 5:54 pm
adt70hk wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 12:41 pm
sarge831 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 3:41 pm
Thanks for that adt70hk, I tried plastic bristles but did not like the finish, but yours look ok, as do the handles etc, have to treat the wife to a new brush but will pay more attention to the quality of the bristles this time! :lol: :lol:
Sarge

No problem and thanks for the feedback on my efforts. Also, please let me know how getting your wife a brush for your anniversary goes down!! ;)

Andrew
How did you know it was our wedding anniversary this Sunday?? :!: :!:
Now that would be telling..... ;) :lol:

steampun
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Re: Aerials

Post by steampun » Mon May 21, 2018 2:53 pm

try Wildfire Thermally Bonded Bead Weaving Thread .006in ( 0.15mm) black. very good for flexible whip antenna. nearly indestructible bonded fibers that don't unravel. too flexible; just give it a coat of paint.
it's on ebay if you can't find it locally.

Hardcastlehotspur
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Re: Aerials

Post by Hardcastlehotspur » Wed May 23, 2018 5:04 pm

Thanks steampun. Another good suggestion.

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Re: Aerials

Post by Captain Scarlet » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:55 pm

What length (approximately) would be appropriate for Armourfast tanks ie 1/72?

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Cap

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Re: Aerials

Post by Armourfast-Colin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi Cap,
2 inches (or 5cm in "modern")

Source for this is http://www.pyetelecomhistory.org/prodhi ... c-ws19.pdf

Main wireless type in tanks was (I believe) the WS19 set... the above article says: A separate aerial tuning unit was used to
match the transmitter output to the 12-foot aerial rod mounted on the turret or roof of the vehicle
.

Hope this helps
Cheers
Colin

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