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Re: One option
Posted by Robert Apfelzweig on May 1, 2021, 11:30:11, in reply to "One option
Use of the pin vise is a good idea, but a "starter" hole for the drill bit is often needed to center the attachment hole. I use a pin or needle heated in a candle flame to make a quick, centered hole, then the pin vise drill bit is more likely to make a larger, centered hole for the gun barrel's attachment tip.
Glue the plastic barrel into the turret, then cut it flush on the outside face. Then use a pin vise and micro drill to make a new hole the same size as the brass barrel, right in the centre of the plastic one. You can some plastic or putty inside if you need more meat for the brass barrel to sit in.
I was thinking about purchasing brass barrels for some of the models in my collection. I examined many of the turrets and the plastic barrels are inserted through the turret face hole from within the turret. Even if I wanted to use a brass barrel it would not fill the hole in the turret face for plastic barrels are usually over scale
I was thinking of using putty from within the turret and push it through the turret face hole and set the brass barrel in the putty. Could also create a blast bag if need be.
Anybody have a good technique?
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