1/24 Manhole Covers


MPWR
01-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Gionc and I have in development a new product! -

Photoetched 1/24 Manhole Covers, for use in enhancing scale street scenes. We intend to make probably one set, each containing manhole covers from several different cities. They will be accurate scale depictions of the unique covers from those cities- perfect for adding a feel of location and authenticity to the street scene you're building.

So far, included in the set will be:

Munich,
http://crimsonstar.com/garden-railroad/files/2012/06/Munich_Manhole_Cover.jpg


Tokyo,
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XU9x8G7khv0/ShROlzgU1MI/AAAAAAAADu0/RI0vaZ1oloM/s400/Tokyo.jpg

London (probably), and Miami Beach. Were also open to suggestions for one or two others. The criteria are- Cool car town, with a good car culture; with a unique, distinctive, and cool design of manhole covers; that people would realistically want to build street scenes of.

Design work is underway, and we will post updates when we know availability and pricing.

JimboCO
01-26-2014, 06:49 PM
A ha! Now I get it. Very cool project.

joelwideqvist
01-27-2014, 01:14 AM
Cool idea!

gionc
01-27-2014, 04:22 AM
Venice? A water manhole cover..... :D

Firenze!!!!! I pretty sure they've draft the famous lily flower...

Orion37170
01-27-2014, 09:14 AM
how about Wolfsburg
http://media05.myheimat.de/2009/06/01/532727_web.jpg

MPWR
01-27-2014, 09:39 AM
how about Wolfsburg

Both Germany and Japan have fantastic manhole cover designs everywhere you look- so it becomes an exercise in picking the best car related places with good designs in those countries. Italy and Britain unfortunately both seem to tend towards plain, boring designs- but we're still looking for good ones there! (From viewing in Google Maps, Modena seems to have the most bland, generic design that can be cast in iron :disappoin)

klutz_100
01-27-2014, 10:06 AM
Sweet idea, you two :thumbsup:

Venice? A water manhole cover..... :D

Aren't manholes in Venice called plug holes? :)

CrateCruncher
01-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Both Germany and Japan have fantastic manhole cover designs everywhere you look.........(Modena seems to have the most bland, generic design that can be cast in iron :disappoin)

It's surprising when you think of how many thousands of these things are installed in every large city. An ugly casting is the same cost as a gorgeous casting once the pattern is made.

Neat idea btw.

http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/cratecruncher/happymanholecoverfunny.jpg

icon_modeler
01-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Gionc and I have in development a new product! -

Photoetched 1/24 Manhole Covers

MPWR, I sent you a PM, Please let me know if you did not get it :):)

gionc
01-30-2014, 06:19 AM
it's surprising when you think of how many thousands of these things are installed in every large city. An ugly casting is the same cost as a gorgeous casting once the pattern is made.

Neat idea btw.

http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/cratecruncher/happymanholecoverfunny.jpg

lol!!!!!!!

MPWR
01-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Now this guy-

http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/cratecruncher/happymanholecoverfunny.jpg

-I would believe that he's Italian...

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