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Postby jtull01 » Mon May 10, 2010 7:35 am

Hello Group,
I am looking for large scale (1/32) round spring loaded white metal or plastic hatches that would represent submarine deck hatches or used in a conning tower. Anyone know where I can find them?
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Re: Hatches

Postby raalst » Wed May 12, 2010 7:42 am

I made one from a tank hatch. I made the spring from solder wire.
it's not that complicated a shape to make.

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Re: Hatches

Postby Mike Dory » Sat May 15, 2010 8:35 pm

What I did, was to take a 3/4 " copper end cap (for copper pipe) Put in on my lathe and turn it down leaving about 1/8 " around the edge. From scrap brass you make the arms, with a 1/8 "brass rod running between the arms. On this rod you place a Ball point pen spring. The hatch wheel I made up from old plastic parts. ( I search through plastic gun & armore vehicles, kits at my hobby store. The best, in my opinion, are 1/35 scale Tamya kits. Best Wishes on your project.....Mike Dory
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Re: Hatches

Postby GreyAkula52 » Fri May 21, 2010 11:00 am

I Used US Coinage..... Of The Proper size... Coated With A Layer Of Solder.
Mine Are spring Loaded Closed...... Can Be Opened and Gives The Illusion Of
the Escape Trunk Ladder when You Look Inside.
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