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« on: December 22, 2004, 07:30:12 PM »
Now I've seen these small metal rings in a few kits and never knew what they were called.  Would someone be so kind as to inlighten me to there name so that I may find and use them? :)   I think they are just smashing! :D   Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2004, 09:26:47 PM »
I'd say they're probably just metal pipe that's been cut and dropped into a drilled hole.  Sounds all nice and easy, but I'll be damned if I can ever cut pipe straight...
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005, 03:34:56 PM »
A pipe cutter is what you need, but I doubt it can do such small thickness.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 06:30:39 AM »
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A pipe cutter is what you need, but I doubt it can do such small thickness.


Exactly.  So I wind up cutting by rolling the pipe back and forth under a hobby blade and the cut often comes out crooked...
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 06:59:30 AM »
It could just be small plastic tube painted silver. That'd be far easier to cut/shape.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 07:44:22 AM »
They could be these too... painted up all nice-like ;)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?KBYP-114


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 08:17:50 AM »
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They could be these too... painted up all nice-like ;)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?KBYP-114


Yeah, since the model's at 1:100 scale that's a strong possibility.  A lot easier than dealing with tubing, too, and it has a bevelled edge molded in.

Plastic tubing seems really unlikely to me - I've not seen any plastic tubing with such thin walls.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2005, 09:56:32 AM »
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Quote from: "bad andy"
They could be these too... painted up all nice-like ;)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?KBYP-114


Yeah, since the model's at 1:100 scale that's a strong possibility.  A lot easier than dealing with tubing, too, and it has a bevelled edge molded in.

Plastic tubing seems really unlikely to me - I've not seen any plastic tubing with such thin walls.


It could be plastic tubing, that someone took a round needle file to the inside edge of it - that's real easy to do, and would make the edge appear to be really thin...

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2005, 09:57:47 AM »
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Quote from: "tetsujin"
Quote from: "bad andy"
They could be these too... painted up all nice-like ;)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?KBYP-114


Yeah, since the model's at 1:100 scale that's a strong possibility.  A lot easier than dealing with tubing, too, and it has a bevelled edge molded in.

Plastic tubing seems really unlikely to me - I've not seen any plastic tubing with such thin walls.


It could be plastic tubing, that someone took a round needle file to the inside edge of it - that's real easy to do, and would make the edge appear to be really thin...


Ecactly... I've done that before. :wink:
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2005, 04:23:45 PM »
Hmm...  I'll have to round up some parts and see what technique works best.  These would make cool counter-measures ports too, like for chaff or flares.  But to be true to the MS era I doubt that anyone still uses radar guided missles.  Maybe heatseeking ones still.  I'll have to go read up on my minovsky physics. :lol:   Thanks for the suggestions and info too guys! :D
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2005, 07:56:29 AM »
Hi, sorry for post digging.  :oops:

I make mine from milliput. Heres a pic. Its not as clean as turbo-squid's pic, but mine's a 1/144 :P


Whenever I have leftover milliput, I tend to roll it up into a long stick, as thin as possible. To make this sort of detailing, what I do is to first drill a hole onto the model, then glue this stick into the hole. Cut of the excess, and sand it to make a flat. Then drill the center with the smallest drill I can find. Haven't tried it on larger scale models, but am sure it will work.

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2005, 09:02:09 AM »
I was wondering where this had been asked.

Well, I believe I have found the answer to this question, and the answer can be found on Traffic-Alone's site!

While looking through the site, I discovered that he uses beads.  If you go to the "Order" link at the top of his site, and then use the left navigation in the Order section and click on the last link...
"OPT
パーツ
販売"

Which I believe translates as "OPT part sale"

It will take you to a page full of different beads, pistons, and 'rivets' that he uses and apparently sells.  You can see a larger view if you click the image.  For some, there are even examples of where he uses them on his work, if you click the links to the right of each image.

If you look through his gallery, you can see most of these option parts used on his excellent work.  I hope this helps.

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2005, 09:54:35 AM »
I've got a ton of beads like this. Got them at Michaels. Will have to look for the rivets since I've been thinking of doing something similar having seen his work with them. His Dias' look fantastic!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2005, 01:01:39 PM »
Excellent find Phil.  The price is not bad either.  I am very tempted to inquire to see if he ships overseas.  

They got them at Michaels?  I'll have to make trip then.  I liked his dias in general, but ball bearing at the gun tip is a bit too much for me (unless it shots metal balls??)   :P

Time time time!  If only I got some time for modeling... :cry:

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2005, 01:46:02 PM »
Thanks.  I found that last week, but couldn't remember where it had been asked or who had asked it.  Seeing as I didn't have time to search for the post about it, I just kept a mental note on the subject.  I even said to someone (can't remember who) "That is what someone was asking about a while ago.   Everyone thought it was pipe, but it turns out it is just beads.  I may have to post about this."  Well, looks like I got the chance.  :lol:

I have some larger beads (from Michaels) for conduction tube covers, but I never thought of using beads in this way.  I'll have to look next time I am at Hobby Lobby or Michaels... maybe even Wal-Mart.