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Title: 1/144 Scale Thrusters quick tutorial
Post by: Red Comet on January 26, 2008, 08:06:17 PM
Here is a quick and easy way to add small thrusters to your 1/144 scaled kits :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/thrusters/smallthrust.html (http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/thrusters/smallthrust.html)

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: 1/144 Scale Thrusters quick tutorial
Post by: fulcy on January 27, 2008, 03:02:18 AM
Those socket pins can also be purchased directly from my store, with no disassembly necessary.  Great tutorial RC!
Title: Re: 1/144 Scale Thrusters quick tutorial
Post by: Funaka on January 27, 2008, 07:57:38 AM
Goin' to fry's electronics at lunchbreak!

Thanks for the idea!!! I'll edfinately use some of these on my Hazels...

BTW, what size drill bits work for these things, if you don't mind checking?

Edit: Duh, just looked closer at the Japanese tutorial. Looks like 0.5mm, 1.3mm and 1.9mm, although if you have a standard equivalent I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: 1/144 Scale Thrusters quick tutorial
Post by: Red Comet on January 27, 2008, 03:33:10 PM
Those sizes would be correct. I bought my pin vise with a heap of bits included but they don't have any markings on them for size and I don't have anything small enough to accurately measure them but they look right against a standard ruler.  :embarrased:

I just sized the bit against the pin to get a rough size to drill.
Title: Re: 1/144 Scale Thrusters quick tutorial
Post by: AnatoleFarmond on February 02, 2008, 12:52:48 AM
If it's any consolation, if you can't measure your drill bit, and matching up turns out a little too small, take a not dull, but not sharp x-acto and just twist it in the hole, this also gives it a tapered edge, I do that to the stock holes on my kits for test fitting as well. Now I got some clay sculpting tools, and one of them works perfectly for boring out holes to make them bigger.