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Jewelry parts for modeling

Hey, parts is parts

I found some really great modeling items at my local Hobby Lobby, but they are intended for jewelry making.

The items are from Lisa Pavelka and are available at Useful for all types of model building projects, they are actually intended for making “steampunk” jewelry and include packages with watch guts of every shape, size, and description.
No two packages are the same, and there are multiple sizes to choose from. They are sold by weight, the smallest being .5 oz. Old watches have gears, flywheels, screws, etc. that have dozens of modeling uses, such as aircraft trim wheels, main-gun elevation wheels for tanks, and car transmission gears. Uses are only limited by your imagination.

Prices are $7 to $12 in-store for small packages. Larger packs are available online and cost more, but if you go in with some friends the price remains reasonable.
I bought two 1-oz. packages and have more items than I will use in 10 lifetimes. The nice part about the packages is that someone else has torn the watches down for you.

Scratchbuilders will see the value here instantly.

Tip submitted by:

Douglas Summers
Fernley, Nev.


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