“…For now I’m sending bridge photo that I have made from phone cards glue together. In a picture you can see a part of the chip card which is still built into bridge structure.
I had to do a double take when I first read Lucian’s mail. A bridge, made from phone cards? Wow! Stunning stuff.
But do you know what? Tomorrow’s installment from Lucian is nothing short of genius. And he’s documented is so well with lots of pics. It’s scratch building at its finest.
Until then, here’s the latest ebay cheat sheet.
Keep ’em coming, folks.
What lovely looking bridge I must commend you on you attention to detail and the patients you must have for making such a realistic model. Very proud to see it. Thanks
DARRYL from Banbury. OXON….
Looks fantastic….could possibly use fine tip correction pen,soldering iron or black ink permanent marker prior to painting for the rivets/ bolts on the major beams even…regardless…very nice.
Just pure genius, shows what you can do without access to normal scratch building materials. You don’t have to buy expensive stuff just look around and use things that normally are thrown away.
Brilliant stuff, Lucian
What a lovely job you’ve made of that, excellent! And saved the world from more junked plastic too.
Oh just a great example of reuse, I really would like to see some build photo’s.
what a great bridge build…!!!!
just goes to show ya
you can make a layout outta ANYTHING..!!!
if you have the skills…..
keeep em runnin fellas!!
StJohn from Long Beach calif
First class job , who would have though phone cards for bridge building ..well done ..Dave
First class… All the way around! Excellent work and workmanship! Creativity at its best!
That bridge is fantastic. I am looking forward to Lucian’s next posting.
just a great bridge using phone cards nice idea you still got a lot of patience to get everything right well done.
Lucian, that bridge is truly brilliant!
Fitz from near Phila.
That is awesome. Building a bridge front phone cards? Priceless. Most excellent, thanks for sharing Lucian. Fantastic work.
it was very nice I love your creation…chanda
Not only very well done but you obviously have not only talent but imagination.
Unfortunately,I have some degree of scratch building talent but not the imagination so I really appreciate your sharing you skills for us less challenged.
What an excellent idea to save environment from waste plastic ! More & more hobbyists may learn how to put use to those elements which are hazardous to our earth planet. My hearty congratulations for this admirable job. Let children learn about saving our planet.
With regards !
GOPAL Daga, Calcutta, India
I had purchased a pkg of 100 styrene CD dividers.
They have come in very handy for projects.
They are 30 Mil thick – 12.5cm x 17.2 cm.(4 7/8″ x 6 3/4″)
$32 on Amazon.
Really good job Lucian, shows what can be done with the most unlikely things. Well done Steve R UK
Again Lucian grand job. Roy
just wanna say how much I like lucians scratch’g. as a tip, I get a lot of plastic credit/club cards in the mail, as well as replacement s for out-of-date cards. I’ve found these useless cards to work just great as sheet plastic. I imagine these are pretty much like the mentioned phone cards. BTW, I model in 1/2″ scale & wouldn’t mind seeing what some other builders are doing in that scale.
never in a 100 years could I do this. His bridge is a great example of patince.
I have collected all my hotel/motel access cards. I wonder if I could use them? I wonder what Lucian’s bridge’s weight limit is. I guess for longer bridges you could always double the thickness and make right-angle supports. I may give it a try sometime.
A great way to make rivets (from Radio Control aircraft modelling) is to use a syringe to place drops of white glue one by one along a line (or 2 parallel) very effective
Bridge shows talent, strut angles and cut in’s noted. Bet it’s quite sturdy also.as actual bridge. Can’t imagine the cost of all those credit cards though for model bridge building, can be costly (all I could think of lmao)?
Really like Bill’s white glue-rivet idea, wouldn’t have thought of. But white glue is also perfect for window glazing. Can stretch that out over any opening with toothpick, let dry and it turns clear. Reminds me of soapy water, bubble making mixture idea. Also can use for ivy vines when different shades grass, weeds are sprinkled over wet white glue streaks and let dry.