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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    i use a razor saw. you can get them in a kit with it and a Miter box. they are WONDERFUL. i use it all the time. i even use it to clean up straight panel lines.
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/ex...FdcYgQodAOQOGA

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaku View Post
    i use a razor saw. you can get them in a kit with it and a Miter box. they are WONDERFUL. i use it all the time. i even use it to clean up straight panel lines.
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/ex...FdcYgQodAOQOGA
    Awesome, thank you. And another question (which I am full of lately) what would you use to make a circular hole in something? For example if you had the backpack of Exia and wanted to make holes in the GN Drive to mount Freedom's wings. Or make a mounting point in the middle of a part.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    small drill bits and a pin vice to hold it with.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    i use these "shank Burr" things for wood carving. they are another tool i use a LOT. make sure when you get some they actually have teeth like a drill bit. some have just a rough texture and they do the job but it takes a long time to remove any material and if you turn the speed up on them to high all they do is melt plastic.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=drem...ank+burr+round

    this is what i mean by teeth. instead of it just being like sand paper it will have cutting edges cut into the tool. they work a lot better.
    10pcs-Single-Cut-18in-Shank-Tungsten-Carbide-Rotary-Burr-Fit-Dremel-0-3.jpg

    also as a side note for small ball and socket joints i use the round one and two pieces of thick Pla-plate. i cut a round hole about halfway through one then half way through the other. then sandwich the two together and stick the ball in the socket and you are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofspades View Post
    small drill bits and a pin vice to hold it with.
    oh ok i thought he was taking about circular holes. like spherical.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaku View Post
    i use these "shank Burr" things for wood carving. they are another tool i use a LOT. make sure when you get some they actually have teeth like a drill bit. some have just a rough texture and they do the job but it takes a long time to remove any material and if you turn the speed up on them to high all they do is melt plastic.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=drem...ank+burr+round

    this is what i mean by teeth. instead of it just being like sand paper it will have cutting edges cut into the tool. they work a lot better.
    10pcs-Single-Cut-18in-Shank-Tungsten-Carbide-Rotary-Burr-Fit-Dremel-0-3.jpg

    also as a side note for small ball and socket joints i use the round one and two pieces of thick Pla-plate. i cut a round hole about halfway through one then half way through the other. then sandwich the two together and stick the ball in the socket and you are done.

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    oh ok i thought he was taking about circular holes. like spherical.
    Both of the responses are helpful, thank you. I figured that I would just use a drill with a proper drill bit, but be careful when I use it.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Doing it manually will be a bit safer.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxslinger View Post
    Can you explain what your looking for? Is there a certain leg design you are trying to build for a certain type of hazel?

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    Sure no problem.
    Whoops sorry adhd and all. Yes the outer leg construction tutorial for the RX-121-1 hazel. The one where the legs are very boxy and the front has huge vents
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Mr.Dash's video on panel lining. Learn from a pro!

    https://www.facebook.com/kdash71/vid...2706202993771/


    https://www.facebook.com/Squeesworkbench

    Please do not pm me with questions on how to do something hobby related. Just ask in a related thread.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Face Mcshooty View Post
    Whoops sorry adhd and all. Yes the outer leg construction tutorial for the RX-121-1 hazel. The one where the legs are very boxy and the front has huge vents
    That would e the Hazel Custom, friend.
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Yes I did, and it was not really answered. At least not to my understanding of it, anyways. But I do appreciate them trying, though.

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    That would be awesome, thank you.
    10015639z.jpg

    Ok so this is what I came up with to mass the astray arms to heavyarms chest. I would cutout the H-arm shoulder and glue a piece of pla-plate with a hole in it. then I would take a aftermarket ball joint and glue it into the hole. To mount the astray arm I would use a WAVE poly mount or make a mount for the poly cap. Then cut out the chest piece to insert a WAVE poly mount or make my own.

    heres a list of ball joint, and other scratch building parts.

    http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?G...pe2=mat&Page=1

    This has a poly mount/poly cap holder basically 2 pieces of pla plate with a hole in each piece to hold the poly cap.

    http://www.hlj.com/product/WAVOP-412/Sci

    id use this to mount the arm to the shoulder if you didn't want to use the poly caps in the kit

    http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYD-104R/Sci

    I think I would buy a couple of these starter packs since I'm not a 100% sure on the size of the parts and how may you will need for the whole project.

    http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYD-118R/Sci

    Heres a example of the double elbow

    http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYD-105R/Sci

    A like to Kotobukiya MSG parts. I think they discontinued a lot of them.

    http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?W...SeriesID2=1291

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Hey guys, I bought a already built and painted PG RX-178 at an auction and now it seems that the LEDs are out. I don't have the instruction manual and a quick Google search didn't turn up anything on how to replace the batteries. Does anyone know where the batteries are located on the model? Thanks for the help!

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    Zaku on kova luu.
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaku View Post
    Thanks for the info! But I need the RX-178. Any info on that one? I also have the RX-78 so this information is still very useful.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    not a problem. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10019977 this site is good for looking into kits because they take scans of all the pages of the manual and pictures of the contents of the kit for every model.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaku View Post
    not a problem. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10019977 this site is good for looking into kits because they take scans of all the pages of the manual and pictures of the contents of the kit for every model.
    Wow thanks man, that helped a lot!! I will be saving that page!


 

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