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How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« on: August 09, 2009, 07:05:38 PM »
Sorry for the beginner question because I search the forum didn't find much information related to my finding. I hope someone here can link/guide me (with picture prefer) example on how to put the HiQ Parts items or metal thrusters on the back pack etc.

Do you need the pla plate to assemble or you guys using other different methods?  :unsure:

Thanks.

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 08:30:14 AM »
I am also new.

I have been researching the same thing.

I have yet to use metal option parts, but as I understand it one way to attach them to a kit is by the use of magnets.

As it is described in other forums and on this one, you glue a ball bearing or a magnet into the appropriate position on your kit, and then glue the attaching magnet into the appropriate place on the option part.

In the case of thrusters if you use a ball bearing and then glue a ring shaped magnet onto the attaching end of the thruster the thruster is then able to slide along the bearing and so can be positioned at any angle.

Search for "magnets" on the forum and you will turn up some interesting stuff.

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 01:41:29 PM »
I like to use brass rod to hold the thrusters in place so they don't fall off.

Here is a WIP I did for the HGUC Zeta Gundam kit where I used some metal thrusters :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html

If you scroll down the page a little bit, there is a couple of pictures of how I have mounted the metal thrusters onto the kit.

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 07:12:31 PM »
I like to use brass rod to hold the thrusters in place so they don't fall off.

Here is a WIP I did for the HGUC Zeta Gundam kit where I used some metal thrusters :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/hgzeta/zetawip.html

If you scroll down the page a little bit, there is a couple of pictures of how I have mounted the metal thrusters onto the kit.
I see what you had done on the 1/144 kits and gave me a some ideas for my future HG or HGUC kits.

i hope there are more willing to shared their own methods and guide assemble the metal thruster especially for the Master Grade models line.

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 11:59:01 PM »
Just realised that I did a similar thing on my Shin Musha :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/shinmusha/musha_wip.html

Same principle but on a MG kit and attached to the modified mounts.

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 02:56:15 AM »
Just realised that I did a similar thing on my Shin Musha :

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/wip/shinmusha/musha_wip.html

Same principle but on a MG kit and attached to the modified mounts.
Thanks again for your guide. May I know what is the size of the brass rod?

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Re: How to put aftermarket metal thruster.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 01:50:47 PM »
1mm in diameter.