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Old 03-11-2003, 01:32 PM   #1
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Lightbulb How To: Scratchbuilt Wing/spoiler

When I was buying my intercooler supplies I thought it would be a waste to spend $13 on something I wouldnt use again. I saw that people were asking how to make wings so I took my styrene and made a wing.

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Super Glue not Model Glue
.030 Plain Styrene sheet
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Cereal Box
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1. Take a cereal box and cut out each different piece of the wing.



2. Take your cardboard pieces that you cut out and trace them on the .030 Plain Styrene sheet.



3. Cut out all the styrene pieces with a knife.



4. Cut slits into each end piece so the middle pieces can fit snugly in the slits.



5. Cut slits in the bottom piece for the stands (legs) to hold the bottom up.



6. Make sure everything fits perfectly (unlike mine since I rushed) and use superglue not model glue to hold all the pieces secure.



I hope this helps everyone that wants to make a wing, keep in mind that I rushed through mine so mine is kinda messy.
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:37 PM   #2
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Pretty ingenious! :bandit:
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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Pretty ingenious! :bandit:
WooHoo, someone likes it. Im not being sarcastic.
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-11-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
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WooHoo, someone likes it. Im not being sarcastic.
I like it enough to try it!
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Old 03-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #6
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nice car wing !!!!!
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Thanks guys, I hope this helps.
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sick i used to make mine out of tin then sotor them together no i can make tons of them and fast but the only problem is i live in toronto and i have no idea where to get styrene sheets
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sick i used to make mine out of tin then sotor them together no i can make tons of them and fast but the only problem is i live in toronto and i have no idea where to get styrene sheets
There should be some at a hobbyshop, the styrene I use is Evergreen .030
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There should be some at a hobbyshop, the styrene I use is Evergreen .030
ill probly check this weekend
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LOL!!! Nice wings!

LMAO it's funny because it almost gives you the idea ogf ghetto wings but with some sprusing up it will be perfect.

I'm not putting you down, great idea, but I'm guessing this is how FOTW did his wings before casting them into resin.
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Cool I going to try this for some dragcar spoilers, I'm also going to take the piss out on a Civic with this idea
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:50 PM   #13
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Well, yours looks a lot better than the first one I did. Already knew how, but thanks for the how-to anyway! :flash:
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Thumbs up Thanks for the write-up!

I like the part about the cereal box, although before I place things on to my stylene, I've always used note cards, or oak tag.

I've previously made a Touring wing out of stylene on my Accord, but this write-up can help others, as well as me.

Question, how does these self-healing matts work, I got one, but never found out how they work, anyone know how?
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Thanks for the tip, I'm sure it'll come in handy in the future.

Although an alternative to using a cereal box would be to draw on masking tape, cut out then stick directly onto plastic sheet and cut out.
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