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A Look At Adding Banding Detail To The AX054-OO 3D Printed Coiled Yellow Gas Pipes

A Look At Adding Banding Detail To The AX054-OO 3D Printed Coiled Yellow Gas Pipes

A Look At Adding Banding Detail To the AX054-OO Coil Pipes

 

In this article we’ll take a look at how to go about adding banding to the recently released AX54-OO Yellow Coiled Gas Pipes. For the banding will be using nothing more than some black electrical tape.

Cut off a length of black electrical tape

Cut a piece of black electrical tape around ten centimetres long.

Next cut a thin strip of tape

Cut a thin strip of tape using a steel ruler as a straight edge & a craft knife with a sharp blade. Aim to cut the tape into a one millimetre wide strip, this will be our banding for the coil.

Carefully remove the cut strip of tape from the cutting mat
Place the the start of the tape on the inside of the coil

Keep the tape square to the coil bottom edge. Hold the tape as you on the inside of the coil as you start to wrap it over the bottom edge.

Wrap the tape over the bottom edge & up the outside

Keep the tape under tension without snapping it & wrap over the bottom edge & up the outside. Keep it square to the bottom & top edges on the outside.

Wrap the tape over the top edge & down the inside

Again keeping the tape under tension & without snapping it, wrap over the top edge & down the inside. Keep it square to the bottom & top edges on the inside & that it lines up with the tape on the inside.

Glue tape end in place on the inside

Glue the tape end to the other end of the tape inside the coil. Now repeat fitting two or three more bands around each coil keeping each equally spaced apart.

Before placing on the layout add a light dusting of black / dark weathering powder to the coils

Add a light dusting of black weathering powder to the coils & seal with a mat varnish. Then fix in place on your layout using Deluxe Materials Taxy Wax. This allows repositioning of the coils on the layout but holds them in place.

 

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  1. PantoPete

    This seems very tricky and fiddly whereas you can get nearly as good effect (from normal viewing distance) by just drawing the lines on with a POSCA pen. 🙂

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