is there any website that sells scale models really cheap?

Me and my friend do a lot of scale modeling, and we were wondering if there was anywhere we can get models that ship to canada free for like 5 bucks

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago

what model kit instructables are there?

I cant find any model or model kit instructables, can anyone tell me a few?

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago

how do i make a model heart?

Asked by 9 years ago

where is the scale model forum?

Ive heard of a scale modeling forum, but i cant find it. can anyone help me? 

Asked by the poodleo 6 years ago

Looking for a model or patern for a rollercoaster for physics class?

I need a pattern or design for a rollercoaster model for physics class that would have at least one vertical loop. This coaster must run on gravity only, no magnets.

Asked by 9 years ago

How to remove model paint?

OK, my little brother sprayed Testors paint all over one of my best nerf guns (Vulcan EBF-20) and I need to know how to remove it. sandpaper is out of the question, so I'm looking for some solvent that will remove it.

Asked by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago

Can i just extract a 3d model file from lets say tf2 and use a 3d printer to make it?

I'm dying for a Shortstop on my desk. Anything else I need to do? Or can I just buy one.

Asked by N00B5L4Y3R 6 years ago

How to remove model paint?

OK, my little brother sprayed Testors paint all over one of my best nerf guns (Vulcan EBF-20) and I need to know how to remove it. sandpaper is out of the question, so I'm looking for some solvent that will remove it.

Asked by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago

Any scale- model makers?

Hi, I am the art director on a very low-budget but so-far amazing movie. I want to make an inexpensive but professional looking model of an observatory. So far, I am thinking of using sculpey. Can anyone please help with some leads? I know I could put this together, but instructables, websites, or comments about materials or construction would help immensely. This website is full of resourceful people. Thanks!

Posted by seditesrawt 9 years ago

Model Railroad Twin-T OCCUPANCY DETECTOR? I need the instructions and parts list for the TWIN-T OCCUPANCY DETECTOR?

Every link I find does not provide the information and the magazine articles(issues) cannot be located. I can find pre-built BOD's but want to build my own. Thanks, AB

Asked by brownart 8 years ago

whta color should an engine be for the thomas flyer? Answered

I have a model Thomas flyer, its an old car that went on a big race, what color should the engine b? its blue right now, but im not sure

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago

Cool airplane model made from scratch

Another interesting story from Africa about handmade goods. I'd love to get one of these.Phillip Isohe is a metal fabricator in the jua kali, non-traditional industrial sector, in Kenya. In his spare time he builds models of airplanes and buses. This seems to be an extension of what many of us did while growing up in Africa - building wire, or tin can, cars. What's most interesting is the excruciating attention to detail that he puts into each one. In fact, they each have motors with working lights, steering, engine and interiors. full story

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Metal Work

Does anyone out there have any knowledge on Cadam programming? I have a mini lathe and milling head and thinking about putting a Cad system on them. Would it be cheaper to just buy one already set up? Also looking for model plans to build and construct.

Posted by Roy Space 6 years ago

IBM model M has 5 keys that do not work. How can I clean those contacts in the membranes?

The keyboard is in excellent shape otherwise.  Can I puncture the bottom metal shell in the locations in trouble and then inject contact cleaner?  Are there some other vent holes that might be used?  Could it be an electonic problem or circuit board plating in those areas?  The five keys affected are : g,  h,    apostophe ,   up arow,  and the number pad zero. Thanks

Asked by rogets 8 years ago



Asked by luftwaffe29 7 years ago

I want to make a life-sized model of Sputnik. Answered

The original Sputnik looked really slick and threatening! I want one! Unfortunately, the original is unavailable, so I'll have to settle for something more modest. The original Sputnik looked like the one in the picture. My goal is to make a model that is life-sized and pretty good looking. Coolness is paramount; precision and accuracy are not. Does anyone have ideas about how to make the sphere part easily? The criteria for my model sphere is that it needs to be:     Roughly 60cm in diameter (I believe the original was ~58cm)     Strong and rigid enough that I can attach the four antennas     Light enough that I can hang it from my ceiling     It is okay to be a little rough (i.e. it doesn't need to be polished steel or whatever) Right now I'm thinking I should get a bunch of pieces of hard-cell foam, stack and glue them, and carve a sphere. Then I'll sand it smooth and spray paint it silver. Is this a good approach? Any other ideas for the project?

Asked by mtdna 7 years ago

how do I use contour putty?

I bought some contour putty not long ago to use on my pistol model (an homage to gmjhowe that I hope to have up sometime soon, thought it may have to wait till after finals) but so far it seems too soft when dry to use, am I doing it wrong, or is it just like that?

Asked by daywalker42 9 years ago

Fiberglass costs

I'm really interested in using fiberglass for the body of rc helicopter I'm designing but I've never used fiberglass before and I'm wary about the cost of this. Could anyone with experience in fiberglass help me figure out how much it may cost me?

Posted by slide23 10 years ago

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up??

Did someone know how to make a 3d character in sketch up?? Because I want to make some draw that I did but I want to make it papercraft ,so Thats why I needed

Asked by fettfan 9 years ago

How to make an abdomen that can hold liquid and keep its shape when drained?

I am setting up a training session to teach ascetic drains (draining fluid out of an abdomen-therapeutic reasons). So I need something that resembles a distended tummy, that can hold liquid in it and will not pop if we put a needle through it to drain the liquid.  Thank you

Asked by Shireenx 5 years ago

signals for Model railways

I made the signal. I will show it soon.

Posted by paul Fast post 2 years ago

scale modeling

This is a simple forum for all of the website users that do scale modeling. I know that not that many website users do, but at least there's somewhere now that the few people can use to talk about painting, techniques, or anything to do with models.

Posted by the poodleo 7 years ago

How To Make A Model of Skywalker Ranch?

Hi, Looking for the best way to make a model of the Skywalker Ranch including best materials to use,recommended size,etc. Could you anyone help me with this project? Thanks                                                                             Bill M.

Asked by wmiller36 6 years ago

Whats Best For Scale Model Ship Building PVA or Elmers Wood Glue ?

The Ships are Either Plastic or Wood

Asked by Bill McStay 1 year ago

Has anyone got/or can find pictures of a model railway based on Leicester?

Has i can't find any inspiration/ideas anywhere

Asked by NuclearGreyhound 9 years ago

fischertechnik Model Show - NL

Howdy All, Nice slideshow of projects shown at the ftClub NL meeting ( Hoofddorf 13/03/2010,) Thought to share. Richard

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago

3D Modeling Program?

I have some ideas for a project I want to build, but I'd let to sketch it out in 3D form and create a model. Are there programs that can do this? I'd prefer free ones, but I guess I can shell out a few bucks if needed. I basically just need somewhere to put my thoughts into a 3D design so I can view what I'm actually building.

Posted by freethetech 7 years ago

pricing model for 3D printed artifacts

What would be the factors affecting the pricing of 3D printed artifacts obviously - material used, time taken to print, any post processing steps should be considered. Any other things pop in to your mind. Please let me know.

Posted by 3dgeek 3 years ago

2009 fischertechnik STEINFURT MODEL SHOW

Check out the fischertechnik model show in Steinfurt Germany! WHAT: This is a fischertechnik model show! Come show off your creations and interact with other ft fans! WHEN: November 15, 2009Open to exhibitors from 8:00 on. Open to the public 10:00 to 17:00WHERE: STEINFURT GERMANYAddress:Autobedrijf Dieter Merker Harkortstrasse 1 48565 Steinfurt GermanyADMISSION: Admission is FREE! CONTACT: Exhibitors can register via phone Wilhelm Brickwedde (0049-2552-2544) or, Contact Ludger Masing here:

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago

Help needed to make a model spinning teacup ride

Hi can anyone help me I need to build 2 model amusement park rides, the first one a ferris wheel this has been sorted out however the second one is a spinning teacup ride which I have no idea where to start with it. I have looked on the internet for ideas but no such luck. The spinning teacup ride has to be built out of cardboard and recycable items, this ride needs to include a mechanism that is housed in the structure. Has anyone built a model like this. Where can I find some help with this. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need help Please!

Posted by dromedarius 2 years ago


Hi there! I'd like to sew a toy rabbit for my niece, does anybody have a pattern (model) of soft toy rabbit? I'm going to use my sewing machine. thx a lot!

Posted by ankapolanka 4 years ago

what do i do about leaking model paints? Answered

I have two midel paint jars, they dont have holes in them, but when they are tipped over, they leak. im putting them in a thing were all paints are tipped, so can anyone help me, to stop them from leaking.

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago

i cannot open my foodsaver model # V3835 when i push the green buttons?

My foodsaver got wet coming home from coast 2 weeks ago. now i cannot open the bottom where the trays are at ..partialy opens but thats i. what can i do

Asked by RussellR2 3 years ago

Making a 3D DNA model

Hi, I was thinking about trying to make one of those 3D DNA models you see in schools, showing all the atoms in the molecules joined together and climbing up in that beautiful double helix shape.Trouble is, I don't have the money to spend on one of those several-hundred-dollar kits, and I can't figure out exactly how a single nucleotide should look, let alone how to make several dozen nucleotides and joining them all together.I've searched google without much success, so any pointers/helpful guide images would be very much appreciated. Thanks

Posted by schazer 9 years ago

fischertechnik FanClub Day (Tumlingen Germany)

FanClub day in Tumlingen (Germany)! Who:  Fans and friends of fischertechnik !  What: Fan Club Day attendees in Tumlingen  Germany can show off their ft models, see new building kits, chat with fellow ft fans and purchase kits! Best of all, this is a unique opportunity for fans to visit the factory, tour the warehouse, and interact with ft staff! Not to be missed! It is time to book a trip to Germany!  Where: fischer Hauptwerk Weinhalde 14 - 18 72178 Waldachtal-Tumlingen When:  July 4th. 2010

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago

Does anyone know how treads affect torque? Answered

I am referring to treads like those found on tanks etc.  If the torque on each wheel in a three wheel set is x ft/lbf how would the addition of a tread affect that torque?  Would it increase/decrease it significantly?  Or at all?  Would the thickness of the tread have a noticeable effect?

Asked by finfan7 7 years ago

know of any small scale Rankine cycle engines that are classroom safe for a presentation?

Have a school presentation on a thermodynamic process and would like to present a Rankine Cycle but i havent been able to find one that i can build and run within a classroom just looking for a design or directions, even a video that i can use to build one

Asked by SLC Student 6 years ago

Halo Replica Question

Alright, I'm trying to make a replica of the Halo 3 Magnum (Yes, I know that technically it's not a Magnum but I don't feel like trying to remember the real name) and I already have the base cardboard cutout for it, but I realized that what I was going to do is a little more complicated than I thought. Originally I had seen someone who built an Assault rifle and Splazer out of just cardboard by having the basic shape in the middle and then layering it on both sides in certain areas in order to make it 3D. I was wondering though what other ways of making models are there that's fairly "easy" for a fanboy to do. "Easy" by means of accessibility; I know whatever I do is goin to take some amount of work to do, but I don't want someone telling me to use a vacuform machine. I just need to know if there's any ways of making replicas that doesn't require extravagant amounts of money or resources.

Posted by echelon3 10 years ago

very similar to 33cc Gas GS Moon Scooter.

Verified it has spark. Compression. It has no pull cord, so I used a high speed drill to turn it over, while spraying carb spray directly in to it. Also the on/off or kill switch is broken. I have taken apart and cleaned out the carb.  I've dried different variations of grounding the kill switch. At this point, I'm stumped. Also, I have a few scrap 33cc weed eaters laying around for parts. Need some help Very appreciated Brian

Asked by mrshadow37 6 years ago

does anyone have ideas on how to model a oil derrick?

An oil derrick from the 1900s. thanks

Asked by Bostonians 7 years ago

Modeling assistance required? Answered

Does anybody have any suggestions on either making or, as a last resort, buying a scale model of this?

Asked by memyselfand1 8 years ago

Where can i get cockpits for fiddlersgreen models?

I am making a card model from fiddlersgreen, ( and it showed you how to make clear canopies. it looks like a great, and easy idea, but I have no idea where to get the interior. can someone please help me?

Asked by the poodleo 6 years ago

Model Train Track detector Updated twin-t model train track detector circuit parts list?

Model Train Track detector Does anyone know what the parts are for this updated twin-t model train track detector circuit? See Fig. 5-5 in "Easy to build Electronics Projects for Model Railroaders"I checked twice with the publisher for the missing parts list in the article but never got a reply. C1 - ?? , C2 -??, D1-D6 - ??, D7 - ?? Q1,Q2 - TIP 142 R1 - ??, R2 - ??,R3 - ?? Thanks, AB

Asked by brownart 7 years ago

Interest in Gundam Models

I have been surprised that there isn't a Gundam modeling tutorial on Instructables. If theres an interest in Gundam Models here I could post quite a few in-depth Instructables on the subject(custom painting. custom parts making and assembly). Thanks in advance for any and all comments.(And thanks to DannyChoo for the pic)

Posted by darkmuskrat 9 years ago