Scale Spokes offers special accessory packs with resin tires and photo-etched parts. The difference with the resin tire is that it is flattened. After removing the rubber tire from the rim and cleaning up the resin tire, test fit it to the rim. Additional sanding may be necessary. Once you are satisfied with the fit, […]
In this section, everyone can share ideas on making these wheels even more realistic and artistic through specialized techniques. You are encouraged to participate and share your ideas and experiences as well. You can help all of us produce better wheels through techniques developed for your own models.
Due to the scale size of these wheels, in rare cases, the rubber tire may be slightly larger than the rim. To get a perfect fit, here’s what you do: after you roll the tire off the rim, make a cut through the tire with a new blade in your hobby knife – you now […]
Each package comes with two different color rubber tires, one of which will already be on the rim. These wheels are fragile and changing the tires can cause damage to the hub and spokes if you are not careful. By holding only the edge of the rim, you can easily remove the tire, but installing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]