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1 1/6 Tubing on Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Has anyone figured out a good source for this type of 1/6 segmented tubing (I don't even know the actual term)?



I keep robbing it off of old gear, but there must be a good solution that's a bit more of a renewable resource, instead of breaking it down off other 1/6 gear.  Not to mention, I often want it longer than what comes on a gasmak or scuba equiptment.  I figured someone might have figured this out already.

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2 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:26 pm

Cotswold's sells orange-colored corrugated tubing, though I believe it's a rather short segment.  At that sale price you might want to look at it.  Here's a link: http://www.gijoeelite.com/Gas-Mask-Oxygen-Hose


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3 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:16 pm

look at lego tubing..look on ebay..ive gotten some years ago and it's about the right scale..not sure what size i got..but there's a ton out there..

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4 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm

It is called "corrugated tubing". The smallest I can find is here:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UXCELL-7Mm-Dia-Flexible-Insulated-Corrugated-Conduit-Tube-Wire-Tubing-Hose-3-Meters-Length-Black/32801931727.html

Inside diameter of 5 mm in 1:6 translates to 30 mm or just over an inch in full size. Real gas mask hoses have an inside diameter of one inch so it is pretty close. For less than three bucks it is worth buying some to try out. Just ordered some myself.


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6 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:28 am

Thanks so much for the help on this! The lego hoses look great, but since I was hoping for a longer length of this, I grabbed the tubing on Ali express. We'll see when it come in, but I think it should be pretty damn good for what I need.


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7 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:50 am

I was going to ask what you needed it for but that would spoil the surprise.


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8 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:18 pm

shazzdan wrote:I was going to ask what you needed it for but that would spoil the surprise.

Funny enough, nothing that specific at the moment. I just feel like I'm ALWAY digging around looking for some. Like, every gasmask, or anything mechanical, or scifi, I keep thinking "oh, I bet I could use some tubing on this." In general post apocalyptic air tanks and gasmasks. But I finally came to the conclusion that if I had an actually supply of it, I'd use it all the time, and it seemed dumb that I hadn't dug in to find a good source for it. It's so common on scifi builds, across so many scales, I figured there must be a common hack for this by now. But after asking around with people I know, and looking online, I really wasn't getting a very good or solid answer. I really appreciate you finding this on aliexpress! Fingers crossed that this does the trick.

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9 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:08 am

Hey Spooky! Did it arrive? Did it do the trick?


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10 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:36 am

shazzdan wrote:Hey Spooky! Did it arrive? Did it do the trick?

It did and it's perfect! Funny enough, I haven't used it yet, but the size is great for 1/6. I have an idea I want to take a crack at as soon as I catch up on a few other projects, and hoping I can just spend my time off between Christmas & New Years just binge projecting. I should post a few pics with figures for scale. Thanks again man for the heads up on it, and for checking up!

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11 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:58 pm

ReverendSpooky wrote:
shazzdan wrote:Hey Spooky! Did it arrive? Did it do the trick?

It did and it's perfect!  Funny enough, I haven't used it yet, but the size is great for 1/6.  I have an idea I want to take a crack at as soon as I catch up on a few other projects, and hoping I can just spend my time off between Christmas & New Years just binge projecting.  I should post a few pics with figures for scale.  Thanks again man for the heads up on it, and for checking up!

Hey Shazzdan, just a follow up on this.  While the size is very usable, it is quite stiff.  I finally broke it out to use it to attach a respirator to an air tank, and realized that it just didn't have enough movement.  I could probably heat it, and it would still be great for something that's in a fixed position, but it won't move naturally on a figure that you re-pose (Which I do a lot for photos). Really appreciate the suggestion, but wanted to get this out there before I led anyone astray purchasing this on my recommendation.

Any other suggestions out there? I feel like a good source for this would be a great resource for a lot of people's projects.


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12 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:41 am

What about slicing it up turning it into beads, then stringing them, possibly with a pipe-cleaner to keep them aligned yet easily movable (fat wire too thick, pipe cleaner would give the width required for lining them up?? I don't know if it'd work,but???

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13 Re: 1/6 Tubing on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:02 pm

Peaches wrote:What about slicing it up turning it into beads, then stringing them, possibly with a pipe-cleaner to keep them aligned yet easily movable (fat wire too thick, pipe cleaner would give the width required for lining them up??  I don't know if it'd work,but???

Interesting thought, and I'll have to kick it around a little bit. I'm just surprised, since it's something that I'd imagine would be pretty common on a lot of figures, that no one had figured out a steady supply for it.


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