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  • #101486
    Jim Jackaman
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    I made these in about twenty minutes this morning…cheap, easy and they look OK.

    There’s a ‘how to’ on the blog:

    http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.com/2018/10/diy-missile-markers.html

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    #101488
    Paul
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    That is so cool. Simple and effective.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #101494
    willz
    Participant

    Excellent use of pipe cleaners, well done.

    #101499
    Jim Jackaman
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    Juts looked on the Fights On! website.

    Five of these would put you back $3.50!

    I reckon it cost me about 10p for each one, even with the spray paint and super glue, and about five minutes each (give or take a bit of drying time)

    Not bad?

     

     

    #101541
    JozisTinMan
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    Very nice!  Thank you for sharing.

    http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/

    #101575
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looks really good.  I had bought some from FO! at a Con to use in a game that day, and some cheeky monkey swiped them while I was putting the game away!  Never got around to making my own, but seeing how easy it is and how goof they look I just might have to now!

    Are you going to use grey/black painted pipe cleaners for damage trailing smoke/markers?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #101585
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    Those look so cool – and as you say, a lot cheaper to make than to buy – although your painting talent is showing with the shading effect of the orangey ‘burn’ of the missile – might be difficult for some of us (well, me )to achieve…… 

    You mentioned magnets in your description, are those magnets used already in the base mounting of the a/c, or did you fix them especially under the wings? (As hardpoints, etc)

    #101594
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    I’ve actually made some ‘on fire’ markers before for 1/72nd scale WW1 aerial games, using larger bristly pipe cleaners and spray paints. I might have a go in 1/600 now you’ve given me the idea 😆

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    #101595
    Jim Jackaman
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    The magnets are on the aircraft so that they attach to the panel pins that I use for stands. The missile pipe cleaner sticks onto that, although I may strip back a short length so that the wire is exposed and the marker attaches with more oomph?

    #101596
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    In larger scales I guess you could do what you suggested and have little magnets under the wings. It would work well in 1/144th for example?

    #101597
    Jim Jackaman
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    Nice idea by the way. I can see that being used by my AK47 ground attack choppers!

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