Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

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Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  Jenny Ryan on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:43 am

This is a really good tip if you are working with small photoetch parts , nothing is worse than cutting off that vital PE part & ping Evil or Very Mad the carpet monster will find it !
You will find it 3 months later while searching for another stray PE piece !



Use the wide Tamiya tape & tape across the back ( side without the part numbers ) of all frets in the set , then the whole fret does not go astray either Wink . Then with a sharp knife , cut all bits required for the assembly sequence you are working on . Only pull them off the tape as needed Very Happy

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  Noel-Petroni on Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:45 pm

Good idea!
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Great ideal

Post  Panzer on Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:07 pm

We use a method similar to this in the vinyl sign transfer process.
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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  alex on Sun May 24, 2009 7:09 pm

OK THAT'S IT
OFF COMES THE CARPET

this monster"s appetite for small pe and other minute partsis unsatiable. it does not know where to stop just. like ST GEORGE im going to get rid of him once and for all
im ordering parquett just for my room no matter what the wife says (she loves her carpets more than me it seems)
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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  Richard Marchand on Mon May 25, 2009 5:26 pm

alex wrote:OK THAT'S IT
OFF COMES THE CARPET

this monster"s appetite for small pe and other minute partsis unsatiable. it does not know where to stop just. like ST GEORGE im going to get rid of him once and for all
im ordering parquett just for my room no matter what the wife says (she loves her carpets more than me it seems)
alex

Beware! Even a parquet can be dangerous. Don't you remember that T1000 in Terminator 2 affraid
Seriously, whatever the composition of your floor as soon as you hear "PING", you're in trouble lol!

BTW, good tip Jenny Cool

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  ShawnGehling on Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:23 pm

Jenny,
Great How To...
I have a picture of the carpet monster from and old show... I will try and find it and add it here, so those
modelers that have never seen him/her will know what to look out for...
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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  david samson on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:35 pm

thanks for the great tip Smile

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  ShawnGehling on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:09 am

Jenny,
Here is the photo that I was telling you about...
I snapped it at a local contest in 2007.affraid
Thought it might help other be on the look out for this dangerous character...
Shawn cheers

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  david samson on Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:21 am

that is cool Shawn very different ,ive been looking for this guy a long time!! Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  BradJ on Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:11 am

shawngehling wrote:Jenny,
Here is the photo that I was telling you about...
I snapped it at a local contest in 2007.affraid
Thought it might help other be on the look out for this dangerous character...
Shawn cheers

Haha love it!
Very ingenious...

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  Jay on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:32 am

Great, simple tip! I've lost loads of parts to the tiled floor monster - believe me, it can happen on there, too! Shocked

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  kolche on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:44 am

Excellent council Yesterday for 20 minutes searched, hasn't found

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Avoid the carpet monster

Post  oldthudman on Sun May 20, 2012 6:56 pm

Great idea................ Very Happy

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  beowulf on Sun May 20, 2012 10:47 pm

im always dropping small bits and one invaluable tool ive found is maglite torch (flashlight to our north american bretheren Razz ).....its a case of turning out the lights, getting on hands and knees and getting all CSI with the maglite......with the room lights out and the bright light from the maglite even the smallest thing will stand out

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Carpet Monster

Post  oldthudman on Sun May 20, 2012 11:16 pm

I recall on fellow proposed a 1/2 apron type catcher.......One end had ties of course and the other end was attached to the work bench (velcro??) edge........

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Re: Tips & Tricks 4: Avoiding the carpet monster with Photoetch

Post  McSherman on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:17 am

....and if the carpet monster DO get some parts, just take the vacuumcleaner with an old nylonstocking from the Mrs. on the end....you´ll collect all the debris in no-time!!

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