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 Post subject: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:19 pm 
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This guy has some more cool accessories. The metal glasses is a really cool idea, I wish I had thought of doing that before.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ssn=pkba1577&_ipg=200&rt=nc

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:34 pm 
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Oh that's a cool idea for the glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:40 pm 
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They have been doing the metal glasses in 1/6 scale for a while. Curious how the durability translates to 1/18 scale. The 1/6 are pretty thin so I wonder how easily they snap if you bend them too far/much.

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:46 pm 
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i saw those glasses at the same place as the cool clothes. i think they are die struck or maybe laser cut out. i say die struck because i can't think of another way to get that "ridge" on the aviator sunglasses @ the arm. having made some custom metal glasses i have to say these look much better and i'd never sell a pair of mine for that low a price. i'm tempted to get some.

for comparison here are most of the ones i've made. i wish i had better pics of a few of them. all labor heavy using brass,torch,, and silver solder. the only exceptions being the best pair i made (rughead) using steel wire and a laser welder ,and the worst (hickok) just nail heads jabbed into the head.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:47 pm 
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Whoa! Cool!

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:41 am 
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2DARK2C wrote:
i saw those glasses at the same place as the cool clothes. i think they are die struck or maybe laser cut out. i say die struck because i can't think of another way to get that "ridge" on the aviator sunglasses @ the arm. having made some custom metal glasses i have to say these look much better and i'd never sell a pair of mine for that low a price. i'm tempted to get some.

for comparison here are most of the ones i've made. i wish i had better pics of a few of them. all labor heavy using brass,torch,, and silver solder. the only exceptions being the best pair i made (rughead) using steel wire and a laser welder ,and the worst (hickok) just nail heads jabbed into the head

I was thinking photo etched brass could be done


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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:19 am 
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i'm not familiar with that, but i'll def. look into it. it would be great to find a scrapbook cutter or some kind of metal cutter in the shape of glasses. i'm going to attempt silver soldering with a butane torch at home. losing access to a torch and laser stopped my quest to make better glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:15 pm 
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i was looking for ball joints on ebay and stumbled on a over seas seller with a bunch of photo etched parts. i had forgotten about you suggesting that may be how they made the glasses. it looks like you were right!
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/114856782584?s ... 2749.l2649
i took the plunge and ordered a set along with the joints i wanted. at $9 i figured i'd try them. new seller to me so here is hoping everything comes as advertised. i'll report back when they get here. i can't seem to find more on ebay but i googled and found another site with them for a few dollars more.
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no exp with that seller either.

i'm excited to see if they are workable for 1:18.

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:24 am 
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2DARK2C wrote:
i was looking for ball joints on ebay and stumbled on a over seas seller with a bunch of photo etched parts. i had forgotten about you suggesting that may be how they made the glasses. it looks like you were right!
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/114856782584?s ... 2749.l2649
i took the plunge and ordered a set along with the joints i wanted. at $9 i figured i'd try them. new seller to me so here is hoping everything comes as advertised. i'll report back when they get here. i can't seem to find more on ebay but i googled and found another site with them for a few dollars more.
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https://www.lightbringer.net/collection ... ass-frames
no exp with that seller either.

i'm excited to see if they are workable for 1:18.


Cool I hope 1/20 is close enough


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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:59 am 
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it should be pretty close. since i'm bending the arms i can always add some width there. for $9 if i can get 3 pairs to work i'll be happy.

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 Post subject: Re: More 1/18 scale accessories from China
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:50 am 
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I dunno, if the 1/32nd ones nose bridge area is right you might even be able to do this type.
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