We are still not finished with all the diversity of the world of welding: there is the last, but the main thing, for which all this welding was started – welding seams!
The relative position of parts, the movement of the electrode and the relative position of the parts and the burner – everything matters, works for the result and appearance.
ВIn modeling, at least on the scale I am constantly talking about, there are fewer ways to simulate welding. I know three: hot drawn plastic, two-pack putty, and stenciled putty. I had to try everything myself, but settled on the second method. Most likely the result is not a fountain, but I like it and this is the main thing. To reach for a true ace, apologist and fan of the DmitryShavrin model welding will still not work, because he also does not stand still. improving his virtuoso talent.
You can see for yourself: work on the next model of the tank on Panzer35, this time T-55AD
For those who are simply lazy (or afraid – as I did in my time), products of the following range are intended – etched welded seams, which almost any company specializing in etching has. There is nothing special to describe, so I’m stupid listing.
Doublet from Polish Aber
R-05 Weld lines
R-06 Narrow weld lines
The only product from the Chinese E.T. Model
EA35-007 AFV Weld Marks
Longtime product from British Inside the Armor, which was sold and changed its profile
35066 Etched Straight Weld Beads
China Again: Lion Roar
LAM 025 Weld Mark for WWII AFV
Russian Mars Models
35037 Welded Seams
And another one from the Russian, Microdesign
000230 Weld beads
There is only one product from the Polish Mirage Hobby , but in two implementations, differing in material
235002 Weld Lines
Another Part Pole with three products in different sizes
P35 044 Weld Lines (1.4mm, 1mm)
P35 045 Weld Lines (0.8mm)
P35 046 Weld Lines (0.35mm, 0.6mm)
Italian Royal Model
Everyone knows Chinese Voyager Model
TE030 Military Vehicles Weld Mark
And the American-Belgian Verlinden Productions that left us
2520 Welding Beads
Actually, not so much. Most likely the product is not very much in demand. Although, looking at the width of the assortment of the next manufacturer, you begin to doubt this. American Archer is quite famous for its dry decals, was born into a whole welding workshop
AR88005 Perfect weld bead starter set
AR88006 Arc weld bead starter set
Since there are a lot of products and they are of a serial nature, I will demonstrate them this way.
|AR88017 .015-inch (.38 mm) wide arc weld beads
||AR88018 .025-inch (.64 mm) wide arc weld beads
||AR88019 .030-inch (.76 mm) wide arc weld beads
||AR88020 .040-inch (1 mm) wide arc weld beads
|AR88059 .040-inch (1 mm) wide perfect weld beads
||AR88060 .030-inch (.76 mm) wide perfect weld beads
||AR88061 .025-inch (.64 mm) wide perfect weld beads
||AR88062 .015-inch (.38 mm) wide perfect weld beads
AR88090 Micro weld beads
|AR88149 .015-inch (.38 mm) wide perfect weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88150 .025-inch (.64 mm) perfect weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88151 .030-inch (.76 mm) wide perfect weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88152 .040 inch (1 mm) wide perfect weld beads in circular patterns
|AR88156 .015-inch (.38 mm) wide arc weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88157 .025-inch (.64 mm) wide arc weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88158 .030-inch (.76 mm) wide arc weld beads in circular patterns
||AR88159 .040-inch (1 mm) wide arc weld beads in circular patterns
Here are just reviews and descriptions of the application, I did not find. Can anyone share their impressions?
So my next review ends and I would like to finish it beautifully, but without going beyond the discussion topic. Thank God, there is no need for this, welding, or rather welding seams, are not only functional, but beautiful enough in themselves.
A 23-year-old artist and welder from Chicago (USA) has discovered a new kind of fine art that is not inferior in its picturesqueness to many classical techniques: “I create my works by argon-arc welding or TIG (in the environment of tungsten shielding gas).“
Richard Louth: “Many people create beautiful works of art with a pencil or brush. I use my welding machine for this. “