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ScaleSpokes tires options

Each set, offers two different color tires: one white and one black. They are actual rubber tires which can fade in sunlight. The sun can discolor the tires and even cause them to crack. Be careful and monitor their progress if you use this aggressive technique to give an aged look to the tires. As […]

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Wheel coating

Scale Spokes wheels are made from aluminium and the spokes from copper, so it will be very easy to change their colors. You have several options: display them as is; apply a chemical coating (Birchwood Casey, many color options) to age or discolor the wheel and spokes; or you can simply paint them any color […]

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How to make a “canvas” cover for the wheel

In this tip post, you will learn how to make a canvas-like cover for your kit’s wheels. So, let’s get to it. Take the rubber tire off the wheel. Measure wheel’s diameter and transfer these measurements to a thin piece of paper napkin. Make it slightly larger than the wheel diameter. Cut the napkin disc […]

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How to make a tire’s stem air-valve

Make a hole on the rim with 75 to 80 drill bit. For the valve itself you can use a small spring from an old watch or you can make your own. Here’s how: Roll wire around a mini tube or other wire that is the diameter you need, or you can use plastic tube […]

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First Sets of Wheels In Three Scales: 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 Coming Soon!

The first sets of wheels for five specific aircraft will soon be available in three scales: 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32. As of now, our inventory has three set of wheels in stock: the beautiful German Fokker Dr.1 in 1/32 and 1/48 scales; the sturdy British SE.5a in 1/48 scale. Each set includes two spoke wheels […]

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