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Old 01-10-2006, 11:19 PM
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These are a few pic's of my Stuh 42. First time I tries doing weld's Hmm may not agian. Not sure I like the way they turned out so far.











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Old 01-11-2006, 12:13 AM
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Another Stoog! Nice wun Mike.

Was there a special on lead solder I missed? Between you and brokeneagle I've never seen so much solder!

They look okay to me, but did you find it hard to work with? I prefer using slaters plastic rod, it sticks better and its easier to texture.......my reason for saying is you dont sound too pleased, dont give up just try another method.

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Old 01-11-2006, 01:04 AM
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Hi Mike,

I agree with Willie, they look as good as brokeneagle's in the pics. Don't give up, it never seems good your first time.(he, he) They look good to me. But try something else, plastic rod isn't bad, and it's softer, easier to work with.

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Old 01-11-2006, 07:50 AM
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Thanks Willy and Larry.

Willy that is not lead solder. It is something my little brother turned me on to. It is 100% lead. A lot softer than solder and also smaller than any solder I have seen.

Larry I have tried the plastic rod just testing and well it seems either I'm not doing something right or what ever the case I looks really bad to me. I was putting liquid glue on it to soften it and it just seems to make a mess. If any one has any tip's send them my way. I am always open to trying new things and learning new ways of doing thing.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:13 AM
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Looks good to me. The method I use for welds it to lay 2 pieces of tamiya tape along weld area. Lay on some red auto putty and then make sure it is no higher than the tape. (I use a razor blade to scrape or my finger. Then I remove the tape and texture with my knife. I'll try to find a camera and put pics on. Hope this helps, and cool stug.

PS where do you get straight lead that is that small from?
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Oh more stuggies! Welds look good to me!
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Originally posted by mnickolson@Jan 11 2006, 07:50 AM
Larry I have tried the plastic rod just testing and well it seems either I'm not doing something right or what ever the case I looks really bad to me. I was putting liquid glue on it to soften it and it just seems to make a mess. If any one has any tip's send them my way. I am always open to trying new things and learning new ways of doing thing.
Well, just to give you my experience with the technique. First time I tried it worked pretty good, or I thought so, could be open for debate,LOL.

After that, I could not make it work at all. It kept on coming undone on me, so I tried gluing it down with CA then using liquid glue to soften. So I read someones description on how they did it.

So, here goes, cut rod to length, place where weld should be. Now, using a small brush, liberally apply the liquid glue, and let sit for about 10 minutes. This is a very important step to let the rod soften all the way thru. Then use what ever impliment to imbed weld texture or marks. That's it. I have a couple on my panther and they seemed to turn out pretty well.

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I hope that You aren't using the bolted on armour on the StuH of yours. I thought I saw a bolt on one of the pictures... You can't have the bolted on armour on such a late vehicle.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:07 AM
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I hope that You aren't using the bolted on armour on the StuH of yours. I thought I saw a bolt on one of the pictures... You can't have the bolted on armour on such a late vehicle.
No I am not going to use bolted on armour. I am not sure if I will use any armour. I am still thinking on that one.. But thanks.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:15 AM
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Larry thanks a lot. I see I see the errors in my ways now. (Now, using a small brush, liberally apply the liquid glue, and let sit for about 10 minutes. This is a very important step to let the rod soften all the way thru.) This may be my problem. I was not letting it set for any length of time. I will retest with this in mind. Again thanks for you information. That’s the reason I love this place.

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