Simulating static smoke?

Simulating static smoke?

Post by fizzychop » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hi all,
I asked this question in rec.models.scale and was asked to forward my
question onto you people as you deal with simulating smoke all the time.
Here is my question:

I'm attempting my first diorama with an aircraft at the point of
landing.
What would be the best way to simulate tyre smoke? I think maybe bits
of cotton wool but how would a make it
stay there and not dissapear or lose shape?
Any other ideas?

Thanks if you can help me.

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Simulating static smoke?

Post by Donald Lod » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

>Hi all,
>I asked this question in rec.models.scale and was asked to forward my
>question onto you people as you deal with simulating smoke all the time.
>Here is my question:

>I'm attempting my first diorama with an aircraft at the point of
>landing.
>What would be the best way to simulate tyre smoke? I think maybe bits
>of cotton wool but how would a make it
>stay there and not dissapear or lose shape?
>Any other ideas?

>Thanks if you can help me.

Good luck! This group is better at blowing smoke than modeling it!

Don Lodge

 
 
 

Simulating static smoke?

Post by CreaghDu » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


You could try using some thin brass wire (available at most hobby shops) or
wire from the inside of a twist tie.  Once the wire and the cotton are painted,
it should be relatively invisible.
 
 
 

Simulating static smoke?

Post by Don Wilki » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I've got some attached to the chimneys of my houses and buildings made of cotton
wool.  I found that a little loco grease teased into the wool makes for a nice
variation (White to black or vice a versa) It is exceptionally easy to model and
looks real good if you pull it out into a whisp.  Hope thei helps

Don from the top end of the E&N

Quote:

> Hi all,
> I asked this question in rec.models.scale and was asked to forward my
> question onto you people as you deal with simulating smoke all the time.
> Here is my question:

> I'm attempting my first diorama with an aircraft at the point of
> landing.
> What would be the best way to simulate tyre smoke? I think maybe bits
> of cotton wool but how would a make it
> stay there and not dissapear or lose shape?
> Any other ideas?

> Thanks if you can help me.

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Simulating static smoke?

Post by Fritz Milhaup » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:


> >Hi all,
> >I asked this question in rec.models.scale and was asked to forward my
> >question onto you people as you deal with simulating smoke all the time.
> >Here is my question:

> >I'm attempting my first diorama with an aircraft at the point of
> >landing.
> >What would be the best way to simulate tyre smoke? I think maybe bits
> >of cotton wool but how would a make it
> >stay there and not dissapear or lose shape?
> >Any other ideas?

> >Thanks if you can help me.

> ...i use the stuff out of old polyester pillows...if they're
> "stained", it's all the better...you can buy the "polyester wool" in
> craft shops, too, where it's used to stuff little throw pillows...an
> old sleeping bag full of dacron works well, too...i got this idea out
> of a 1982 MR magazine...just fluff it up till it thins out and looks
> like smoke...   :))

And you can fix it in place with diluted matte medium, or diluted white
glue.

-fm
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Simulating static smoke?

Post by fizzychop » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Thanks all for your help.

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Simulating static smoke?

Post by john a dalt » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi all,
>I asked this question in rec.models.scale and was asked to forward my
>question onto you people as you deal with simulating smoke all the time.
>Here is my question:

>I'm attempting my first diorama with an aircraft at the point of
>landing.
>What would be the best way to simulate tyre smoke? I think maybe bits
>of cotton wool but how would a make it
>stay there and not dissapear or lose shape?
>Any other ideas?

>Thanks if you can help me.

...i use the stuff out of old polyester pillows...if they're
"stained", it's all the better...you can buy the "polyester wool" in
craft shops, too, where it's used to stuff little throw pillows...an
old sleeping bag full of dacron works well, too...i got this idea out
of a 1982 MR magazine...just fluff it up till it thins out and looks
like smoke...   :))

...big john...   :))
A Proud Member of Haggis Lite

 
 
 

Simulating static smoke?

Post by Greg » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I have a fire scene that I entered in a NMRA meet in 1993. The visitors
all liked the look of the smoke. I used cotton batton and stretched it
out to be wispy. Then cut the pieces that looked best. I dry brushed
black paint to emphasize the smoke and red paint for flames. To make the
smoke billow up I spayed it with a sticky hair spay. At the base of the
smoke I attached it with white elmers glue. And the box car is still
burning to this day.
Greg S.
 
 
 

Simulating static smoke?

Post by Greg » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I forgot one small item. I attached a 1.5 volt bulb in the middle of the
smoke to make it glow.
Quote:

> I have a fire scene that I entered in a NMRA meet in 1993. The visitors
> all liked the look of the smoke. I used cotton batton and stretched it
> out to be wispy. Then cut the pieces that looked best. I dry brushed
> black paint to emphasize the smoke and red paint for flames. To make the
> smoke billow up I spayed it with a sticky hair spay. At the base of the
> smoke I attached it with white elmers glue. And the box car is still
> burning to this day.
> Greg S.