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December 17, 2006, 10:08:10 AM
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Check out these amazing how -to's
http://nblood.jp/7_howto.html

MOD EDIT: PLEASE USE APPRIPRIATE AND UNDERSTANDABLE TOPIC TITLES AS PER THE SITE RULES.
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December 17, 2006, 10:28:02 AM
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Sigh... I moved this to model help AND edited your topic title.

Good site though.

December 17, 2006, 11:06:58 AM
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Whoops - sorry bout that! I thoght it was of a more - gee whiz - look at this nature- I used a url link this time tho! :shock:
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December 17, 2006, 11:40:37 AM
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Good job on the link! A little at a time eh? :lol:

December 17, 2006, 11:43:37 AM
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A VERY nice site indeed.  Thanks!

I'm fascinated by this.

December 17, 2006, 11:50:25 AM
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Yeah - I wish I could find springs that small!

December 17, 2006, 12:22:02 PM
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To create the spring effect take some very fine wire and coil it around a piece of thicker wire very tightly. Success is dependent on the pliability and type of wire used.
Similar effects can also be achieved using guitar strings of various gauges. :)

December 17, 2006, 12:23:03 PM
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I've seen this before but I'm always fascinated about the cockpit work the most. I mean, how can you put such amazing details into something that's the size of my thumbnail? It's also so accurate and cool, it almost looks like the real-lifed one in the actual show!
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December 17, 2006, 12:46:11 PM
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To create the spring effect take some very fine wire and coil it around a piece of thicker wire very tightly. Success is dependent on the pliability and type of wire used.
Similar effects can also be achieved using guitar strings of various gauges. :)


I know how to make springs, I'm more curious whether I can find small springs like this to make available in my store...

December 17, 2006, 12:52:34 PM
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To create the spring effect take some very fine wire and coil it around a piece of thicker wire very tightly. Success is dependent on the pliability and type of wire used.
Similar effects can also be achieved using guitar strings of various gauges. :)


I know how to make springs, I'm more curious whether I can find small springs like this to make available in my store...

I searched the net - no luck - I'm not real sure what to call them - I have a couple at the house that came off broken stuff - they act like a compression "o" ring
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December 31, 2006, 06:51:34 AM
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Yeah - I wish I could find springs that small!

I think I might have found them -
http://www.airedalesprings.co.uk/garter-springs.php
http://www.coolpro.com/shop/index.php/action/category/id/13/
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December 31, 2006, 07:26:04 AM
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Yeah, I found the garter springs - though they were a small enough size, they were too expensive for me to carry and offer at a reasonable price.  I believe I may just go and try to carry the kotobukiya springs, since they are cheap enough...

December 31, 2006, 09:07:11 AM
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Yeah, I found the garter springs - though they were a small enough size, they were too expensive for me to carry and offer at a reasonable price.  I believe I may just go and try to carry the kotobukiya springs, since they are cheap enough...

Check the second link- sems reasonable priced?

.36 cents apiece w/o shipping - I figure you could get .50cents apiece easy or a pack of 2 for a buck.

http://www.coolpro.com/shop/index.php/action/item/id/123/prevaction/category/previd/13/prevstart/0/
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December 31, 2006, 09:27:56 AM
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Yeah, but how big are they?  I'd estimate they are 3/32" to 1/8" spring diameter - which isn't that small (and I can get 1/8" springs already).  Wish they had more info on the size of the springs...

February 13, 2007, 01:51:19 AM
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Um, This may be late. But what about guitar strings? I dont know the exact skematics, but I do know that the e-strings are very tiny, and they have a nice mechanical look. I've thought of using them before. The larger strings are even good for Zeon type mobile suits. However, price may be an issue.
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February 13, 2007, 08:53:18 AM
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Quote from: "fulcy"
Yeah - I wish I could find springs that small!


Like these?

I used these half-millimeter springs on my Strike.  I think the springs in that backpack picture may be even larger than these - maybe a full 1mm diameter.
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February 13, 2007, 08:59:02 AM
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well, yeah, i know about those - I've been trying to find springs in bulk, so I can carry them in my store.  I may wind up carrying the koto spring units, along with some of their other option parts, since I can't find anything comparable...