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panzergator
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun barrels...GREAT IDEA!
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shawno
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great post, Mk 1. Great photos as well. Thanks for sharing!
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Guroburov
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool mod, Mark. I've never been able to fix broken barrels on my WWII Russian tanks. I'll see if I can try this. BTW, do you drill a hole into the turret or just clip off the old barrel and glue straight on?
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Mk 1
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guroburov wrote:
BTW, do you drill a hole into the turret or just clip off the old barrel and glue straight on?


I clip the barrel off at the base (at the mantlet). I then drill a small hole, put cyanocryllate (super) glue gel on the base of the item to be inserted, and put it into the hole. Hold for about 20-30 seconds and set it down carefully to dry more fully.

To drill I use a manual pin-vice. I bought a powered super-fine drill a while back, but gave it away after a few tries. Not enough precise control for my comfort.

I set a sewing needle into the pin-vise first, and put a little start-hole as a guide. Then I switch to a fine drill bit, two or three turns between thumb and 2 fore-fingers, and I'm ready to go.

I use the same approach for mounting my HMGs on turret tops, for drilling out hatches to mount commander crew figures in some sub-set of my tanks (often for command vehicles), and to put holes in the bottom of my aircraft for my rather simple game flight stands.
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