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Title: Cargo Straps and Seatbelts
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 04, 2007, 11:11:17 AM
First off, I want to avoid lead foil. That being said, what are some good products for making cargo straps or seatbelts? I've heard medical tape. Any particular brand? Andything else that might have a texture and that I can avoid a lot of painting of? I need (want) straps for my Hovertruck stowage.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Cargo Straps and Seatbelts
Post by: maxwinamp on July 04, 2007, 03:31:41 PM
How about thin brass plates? I bought a pack from my local armour modelling shop.

Comes in thickness of 0.05mm, 0.075mm, 0.1mm.
Title: Re: Cargo Straps and Seatbelts
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 04, 2007, 04:17:49 PM
Those would work, but remember, I wanna avoid painting metals as when I'm using lead foil I tend to chip off the paint. Certain tapes would be easier to paint as it wouldn't necessarily chip if soaked in. Plus it's sticky. That's really what I want. LOL! All about laziness I guess.
Title: Re: Cargo Straps and Seatbelts
Post by: maxwinamp on July 04, 2007, 04:52:52 PM
Another item I have tried is using Tamiya Masking Tape folded in half (the sticky sides together) and then cut to length. But they do need folding and pressing to conform as they are 'springy'.  :meh:

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Title: Re: Cargo Straps and Seatbelts
Post by: braxat2000 on July 05, 2007, 12:38:52 AM
A nice method I saw in Osprey modelling manual for Waffen SS figures: cut strips of paper, and brush superglue on them. They will harden and can be used for straps. You can also detail them with wire or get a PE set of buckles from ABER or Eduard. I have the Aber set, and it is very nice, although the pieces are too small.