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C20 containers for my shorties

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MichiK

This week I received three  Rokuhan KoKi shorties, withoud payload, of course. I do have a set of 19Bs on the way, but that's still stuck at the customs, and I want a bit of diversity, anyway. But that's no problem at all: Containers can easily be made from card.

 

I've chosen the free C20 containers from Vayashis' ペーパークラフト (I have also some 12ft containers from Paperstructure, but I like Vayashis' graphics better). They are TT scale, so I had to print them at (1/220)/(1/120) = 54.54...% of their original size.

 

I've also designed an additional cube in Corel Draw, which serves two purposes:

- its bottom has fitting holes to take the locks of the KoKi

- it serves as the internal structure, which I'll stick the container sides to (this will result in better defined edges than "conventional" scoring and folding)

C20_Kern_1zu220.pdf

 

The internal cube gets scored and folded (it won't be visible, anyway) in a conventional manner. However, it is most advisable to score and fold the part first, and cut out the holes in the bottom only afterwards!

 

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In my experience the easiest way to avoid distortion is to fold the part at one edge (2) and to glue the ends together on a flt surface (3).

 

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When glueing the front and end in place I usually use Lego bricks to keep everything at a correct angle.

 

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Finally I paint the lower edges black to avoid the white flashing between the container and the car.

 

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C20_Kern_1zu220.pdf

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MichiK

As mentioned before, I now stick the various faces of the container one by one to the inner cube: First the top, then front and end, and finally the sides (and don't forget to dry-fit!). Again, my trusty Legos come in handy.

 

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Et voila, here are the finished conatiners (minus a protective coat of matt varnish, but that must wait till the weather gets a bit warmer again)!

 

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I hope I didn't get too much into detail with the description?

Michi

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cteno4

Excellent Michi! Thanks for the detailed post, really is great! Kudos!

 

cheers

 

jeff

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