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How to model realistic flat tires

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Realistic flat tires
As mentioned at the beginning of the column, the TOM comes from our new friend, Japanese master modeler Satoshi Araki. 

We discovered Satoshi on Facebook, and we were so impressed with his method of modeling flat tires, we asked if we could share it in this column.

Communication through Bing Translator leaves a lot to be desired, but the language of modeling is universal, and Satoshi graciously allowed us to share his technique.  

Modeling flat tires has typically involved either melting the bottom of the tire or cutting a flat spot, but Satoshi notches out the center of the tire, leaving two sidewall flaps that are super-glued and squished down onto a piece of thin styrene, leaving what I feel is one of the most realistic flats we at the T&T Workshop have ever seen. Let's see how he does it in this illustration:

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