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"15mm Vehicles With Antennae" Topic


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28 Aug 2017 8:13 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Aug 2017 8:10 p.m. PST

How do you handle antennae on 15mm vehicles?

* I put antennae on the models
* I leave the antennae off
etc.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

I usually put an antenna on a command vehicle (platoon leader), or one on each vehicle and two on a command vehicle.

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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

Nylon brush bristle works great. Drill a small hole and insert the bristle with a drop of super glue on it. Does not break, lasts forever and a single brush will last a lifetime.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 2:18 a.m. PST

I don't put them on usually.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

Piano wire. Never bends or breaks, and does d2 impaling damage.

jdr1066 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

I am a fan of monofilament fishing line. Drill a little hole, a drop of super glue, stick a piece in. Cut to desired length. Looks pretty good even if you don't paint it. It doesn't break (you can pick up the whole model by the antenna usually). A small spool seems like it will last a lifetime.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

I use the bristles from a paint brush (house painting size).

recon3529 Aug 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Sounds weird, but cat whiskers that have been shed. Paint them black and they never break. Cheap, too.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

I even do this technique with my 6mm (1:285) command vehicles.

Jim

RudyNelson29 Aug 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

Even back in the 1980s, I used the black or clear hair brush bristles for my tanks and Battletech mechs.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 10:55 p.m. PST

Coiled guitar string could add an even more sci-fi feel.

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