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Post  bmd on Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:02 pm

prob only helpful in the bigger scales lads, but just in case anyone trying to screw down a 1:18 or 1:24 to a non-original plastic base, use a black felt-tip pen case to cover the screws.....just cut each one to length, hides the unsightly threads plus gives a point to tighten to, thereby avoiding the risk of braking the base or chassis...  Smile 
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Post  Hampton Caught on Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:26 am

Nice one, Billy.

Not an issue I have to face with my 1/43 scale jobbies, but for those who like the big stuff, you could also use the outer insulation part of an electrical cable from an old electrical appliance. Again, cut to length would hide the screws but there wouldn't be the stiffness to screw down against as in your suggestion.

Mind you, with my idea, you're less likely to upset the small people in your life by ruining their favourite felt tip!! :-)

Cheers, Steve
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:23 am

An alternative is to buy some plastic rod and paint it black or some brass rod painted black.
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Post  newt5550 on Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:46 pm

Years ago my dad had some black rubber tube which he used for fishing. Its very similar to what Neo use to cover up the threads. Only problem is you can over tighten with this.
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