Sunday 14 October 2018

DIY Missile Markers





I thought I'd have a go at making some AAM markers to use with 1/600th scale aircraft, similar to the ones that you can buy from Fights On! as they didn't look that hard to do and I didn't fancy forking out for something I can make myself. So, I cut some pipe cleaner down to 12cm sections, stripped about 8mm of fluff off one end, then coated the exposed wires with acrylic paste and superglue. 

I then sprayed the missile end with yellow spray paint, followed by just the missile in gloss white spray paint, finishing off with a dip in bright red paint. They stick onto the magnets on the underside of the aircraft but tend to be a bit loose, so I may well strip back a bit of the fluff about two thirds of the way along so that the wire is exposed and the magnet will make better contact.

4 comments:

  1. They look good- clever to use the magnet to stick them on.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  2. Thanks Pete,

    I now have to work out how to stick them on to my non-magnet based planes?

    Time for a bit of re-basing perhaps?

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  3. Sorry, Jim, left comments twice but was having some trouble, not sure why. Couldn’t even respond on my own blog!

    In any case, those look better than my store-bought missiles! But sorry, not sure how to make them work without magnets.

    V/R,
    Jack

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