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Postby BarryC » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:36 pm

Hi guys,

I need some chain like pictured. I have never seen scale chain like this type; has anyone?

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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:53 pm

Due to the size it maybe limited to a special hobby craft store. Old window sash chains had this link holding counter weights but much larger links obviously
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 am

Go to a jewellery store that sells cheap or costume jewellery.
Also, beading is a great fountain of this knind of thing.
The beading shop I go to sells chain off the roll
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Postby BarryC » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:25 am

Hi Herman,

It is the "style" of the link that I am looking for. I can get small "loop" link chain in 40 links per inch but it does not look like the chain used.
However I may have to settle for it because I can not ever remember seeing the style needed in very, very small a link.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:12 am

Ahhh gotcha , Iatvthe risk of sounding facetious, you're that good you could make the stuff !!!

I can't say I've noticed any product that pattern, but then I have only looked for loop chain specifically.
Could still be worth a look in a jewellery cheap shop.
Over here they are called DIVA and sell to teenage girls for fashion accessories.
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Postby capt midnight » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 am

I think Herman's on the right track. You might try a Hobby Lobby. If I remember correctly, I've seen some chains in the jewelry and beading section that looked similar to that folded chain.

Good luck!

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:53 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Ahhh gotcha , Iatvthe risk of sounding facetious, you're that good you could make the stuff !!!

I can't say I've noticed any product that pattern, but then I have only looked for loop chain specifically.
Could still be worth a look in a jewellery cheap shop.
Over here they are called DIVA and sell to teenage girls for fashion accessories.
Herman as crazy as it sounds for the likes of us humans Mr Barry might be able to make these himself (a bit tedious) I'm sure but as you noted Herman why not he's probably a skilled alien or something other worldly anyway with all his incredible detail work he's created :crazy:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:04 am

Well, that style of chain was used on the old high level toilet cisterns, the links were probably too big at about 1cm.
Sadly it's not so widely used.
But I found this, I hope it helps.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Polished- ... iid%253A17

As the listing States, it's also chandelier chain, thought I'd seen it somewhere other than toilets.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:08 am

Well, not being able to see the links properly in your pictures, I'm guessing it's plumbers chain, like this.
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If it is, you now know what to ask/Look for as regards style.

Maybe time to learn photo etching and add it to your skills, there are some tutorials on YouTube.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:03 am

Depending on the length of the link I don't think it will be too difficult to make,
It appears to be a piece of rod with a hole at each end,
You could probably dispence with the holes and shape some paper clips.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:48 pm

jarndice wrote:It appears to be a piece of rod with a hole at each end,
Shaun,

Someone's not kept up their speck savers appointment lol. Look at the side on view of the links in the second picture ;)
The chain links are stamped from sheet and bent to the desired form, then hooked together, the ring at the end being the only 'weak link' with a join.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:58 pm

Please forgive me Mick but I have just finished painting the Lenses of a Panzer 4 rear light unit which as you know is in two colours and very small,
Actually before someone pipes up I know that there are more than two colours but you can only see two at any one time.
Used a toothpick to insert the colours rather than using a brush and now my eyes have gone all funny :crazy:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:20 pm

No worries Shaun. We've got to get it right for Mr C, he's quite the perfectionist. . . . (Transatlantic translation) Fussy bugger. . . . :haha:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:25 pm

Well, this is the style of sash chain that Carl mentioned above.
Sadly the hardest thing to find is link sizes on any sites.
To be honest, if you find this style of chain in a dolls house suppliers I'll applaud you.

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An American company called Campbell makes these style of chains, would probably work on a sixth scale tank.

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Postby BarryC » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:51 pm

Yep you guys are correct, that's the link pattern. :thumbup: Now to find some, where the individual links are .8mm - 1.2mm each. :O

I had considered making my own PE but I would need some 680 individual links!!!!! :lolno:

Alien you say......
I do have A Neg blood type and according to Giorgio Tsoukalos from the "Ancient Aliens" TV show given the Neg blood type is in only about 15% of the earth's population it may very well be of "ancient origin"! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:29 pm

BarryC wrote:Now to find some, where the individual links are .8mm - 1.2mm each. :O
Barry

WHAT THE. . . . :wtf: :crazy: good luck, especially with your blood disadvantages :haha:
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Postby tanker 242 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:17 pm

hi try a hobby shop called hobbys hobbys they sell stuf for dolls houses & other modelling supplys like fibber optic cable includeing chain for model boats
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Postby BarryC » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:57 pm

tanker 242 wrote:hi try a hobby shop called hobbys hobbys they sell stuf for dolls houses & other modelling supplys like fibber optic cable includeing chain for model boats


Thank you sir, :thumbup:

They have several different chains but nothing different than what I am finding in most places.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Good morning,
Try these folks out. They may be able to assist. https://shopchainsonline.com/?gclid=Cjw ... xUQAvD_BwE
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:06 pm

Smallest I've seen is quarter by an eighth of an inch.

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