I’ve used plastic rod but at that tiny hip joint scale I was hoping to use little balls of green stuff to make new ball joints so it’s less noticeable. I use really small diameter (.8 or .9mm) rod to pin plastic joints or gun barrels extensions so I can cover that in green stuff. It’s amazing how long I’ve done this without using green stuff.
What gauge guitar wire (at least I assume that’s what it is) on your dreadnought arm joints? I need some flexible wires for fuel feeds on my Cerastus flamers I had to make.
I really couldn't tell you what type og guitar wire I used on those guys. I just got a heap of broken string from a mate that plays and used what fit best. You may be able to do the same or go to a music store and ask for some broken strings, you may get lucky. If you do use guitar wire then get yourself some good wire cutters. The core of the strings is really tough when you go to the larger gauge and it'll totally wreck your hobby cutters if you use them.
As alternative may I recommend the two products below:
Flexible Resin Cables from Zinge Industries
Green Stuff Tentacle Tool from Green Stuff World
Both allow you a lot more flexibility and posability with cables and wires than you'll ever get from guitar wire. If you're not fussed about a textured cable then brake open any kind of old hardware item (old computer, kitchen tools, etc) and ransack the wires from there. Really good for cables and wires. Or go to an electronics shop and buy a bag, they should be super cheap.
Where would you buy chipboard (UK plz) at 2mm thickness? I have an Amazon link but wondering for price comparisons. Alternatively, do you have any ideas for what I could substitute for it for the uses of the Wyloch's Armoury YouTube channel.
Hi Lord Raven,
First off, I'm afraid I'm based in Australia and have no idea where you would get 2mm MDF or Chipboard from in the UK, sorry. Best bet would be art supply stores, hobby stores and maybe some big, chain hardware stores.
You could try using plasticard for building tho. The sheet size would be much smaller than MDF but you get a much larger range of thicknesses. Also instead of having to cut through the whole piece you can simply score-and-snap the plasticard. I hope that helps.
If you're willing to buy scenery than check out this company, Miniature Scenery, they do a large range of Necromunda and other styles of scenery that's all laser-cut from MDF.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help with this one.Let me know if there's anyhting else I can help with tho.
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