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Revell Type VII flood holes - How?

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Postby Wayne Frey » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:02 am

I have drilled the flood holes for the Type VII kit.No problem.
But what about those itty bitty sloted holes between the torpedo shutters? Is there a way, or do you leave em simulated?
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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:08 am

Wayne,
Here is what I did: I drilled out the slots with a bit in a pin vise, sorry I don't remember what size the bit was(oh my god small). I then took a diamond coated finger nail file which is very thin and carefully ground it to the size i needed to fit the slots. If you get the file too hot you kind of wreck the diamond coating so be careful. I pick the files up at one of those stores that sell things dirt cheap. Usually 2 for a buck.
The store I go to is called Ocean state job lot.
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Postby Bigdave » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:09 am

That's a great tip Don. I will have to try and find some of the files. You mean like the $1 stores right?
Heres another tip Wayne. The next time you go to the dentist ask him to save you his used dental cutters. Most of them save them anyway and them just disguard them. They will not cut teeth any more but they are perfect now for cutting other things. Most of them are dimond cutters. They come in many shapes and sizes. I saw this in a magazine article and asked my dentist. He had been collecting them and gave me quite a few. Which I distributed to my local hobby buddies. They worked out great for cutting the holes in the Type V11C. You can't push them to hard in the plastic or they will load up. But once you get the knack they work great. I like the ones that look like a mini end mill. :D Dave.




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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:09 pm

Dave, Yeah like the dollar store. Hey two for .99 cents you can't go wrong even if you mess up the file. Look in the health and beauty section.
I never thought I would catch myself saying this but I can't wait to see my dentist.
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Postby Bigdave » Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:42 am

I found them! I got (4) for $1 :p They also had some very nice sanding files. the ones made of semi-hard foam. Lots of cool stuff for a buck! I think I was the only guy in there though. PARTS IS PARTS! Dave. :D
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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:39 am

WOW, Bigdave in the ladies section! what would a picture of that be worth?!? LOLs. Just kidding Dave.
You got a better deal than I did, I also use the rigid foam sanding sticks when I can find them. Just goes to show you, you never know where you will find handy tools for our hobby.
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