Aug 30, 2009, 8:58 AM - How wide are pinstripes?
Does anyone know how wide the pinstripes are on Jango's helmet? I'm scratch building one for my six-year old using WOF A4 templates. Thanks in advance for any help!
Aug 30, 2009, 12:55 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
Formerly saint nasty
Aug 30, 2009, 1:16 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
i thought they were 3/32"
Aug 30, 2009, 1:17 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
No, that's too skinny. 1/8" is the way to go IMO.
Aug 30, 2009, 4:37 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
Aug 30, 2009, 5:24 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
I use 3/32" when I paint a helmet. Towards the bottom of this thread there's an example of how it looks on a BKBT helmet I painted:
When I size up a BKBT's helmet dimensions to ref. pics, I get a little under 1/8" for the pin striping. However, 1/8" is easier to find in most local auto parts stores. I have to special order the 3/32" striping tape I use from our local auto paint store. I might have to try the 1/8" tape one of these times.
Aug 30, 2009, 8:45 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
When I apply the 1/8" pinstriping it actually stretches it out, making the actual width skinnier than 1/8".
Aug 30, 2009, 9:25 PM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
I use 1/8 inch pinstripes, but I think I have a method I am about to use to determine the actual size of the screenused pinstripping.
Aug 31, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: How wide are pinstripes?
Since the bucket is for my six-year old, and I'm doing it on the cheap, I used a straight edge to cut the pinstripes out of electrical tape. I cut them at 1/8 inch, but as they stretched a bit when I applied them, the finished thickness was actually 3/32. So, if you're painting them, 3/32 is probably correct, and if you're using decals, 1/8 seems like a good start. I guess, technically, everybody's right!