Drums drums drums...

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by aaragorn, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. aaragorn

    aaragorn New Member

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    Hey Friends,

    Has anyone tried making Oil drums? Well, I did and here are the results. First two attempts were average (actually, they look like used drums, which is a good thing). I think the third one looks closer to the real thing (The one in the middle in the first and second pics).

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    So... how did you do them?

    I have made drums simply by stealing the metal part off pencils that hold the erasers on... ;) I have also used a jig to crease the heavy foil that covers the wine cork - then wrap around a piece of 1/4" dowel. If you cut the dowel short, you can make an open topped drum that is close to scale thickness.

    I'll have to find a pic...

    Andrew
  3. Relic

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    Yeah man how'd you make them nice barrels, I've tried pieces of drinking straws painted striped to hide the fact they don't have ribs, that's ok for far away &semi hidden
  4. MadModeler

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    Pretty neat!:thumb:

    I haven't tried that...yet!
  5. cnw1961

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    Aaragorn, your oil drums are looking great. How did you make them? I made these two drums using styrene.

    View attachment 31882

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    That's one nice thing about a project like this -- even your mistakes and practice samples can be used.
  7. jcoop

    jcoop New Member

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    So, any more info?
    would love to know how you made those fine looking drums
  8. aaragorn

    aaragorn New Member

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    better tutorial coming soon
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Cool step by step tutorial, thanks:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    You can make out two drums in the second pic of the second post if you click on my Backwoods Engine House thread.

    Andrew