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Old 04-13-2018, 10:07 PM   #21
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Hi All,


0.5mm thick Lead foil arrived today so started making some of the straps. I used to use the 0.1mm version of this on 1/35th and 1/16th scale stuff so, as webbing and straps are getting harder to find in 1/6th, thought I'd give it a go. Please remember this is lead sheet so if you decide to use it ensure you wash your hands after and keep it away from children


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Old 04-13-2018, 10:25 PM   #22
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Hi Dave,
That's a great idea for straps, had not thought of lead sheet. When you fold it over to hold the buckle do you glue it (ie with cyano or epoxy)?


I was planning to use 0.01" (.25mm) styrene. Its easy to work and you can glue it in place with model glue. Although the plastic will not drape like the lead will.


These will look great once painted!
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:46 PM   #23
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Who do you order the lead foil from?
The work is fantastic.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:14 AM   #24
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Hi All,


Yes, straps are fixed with superglue. I got the lead foil from 4D modelshop, quite a few sell the thin stuff but the .5 is better for 1/6th.


http://modelshop.co.uk/Shop/Raw-Mate...-sheet/ITM1076


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Old 04-14-2018, 07:21 PM   #25
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Hi All,


Last of the straps added. Going to make a start on the modified firing lever tomorrow.


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Old 04-14-2018, 11:49 PM   #26
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Dave,

I hope you will recover well from your war wounds!

The lead strips for straps look great! I also love the oil can!

Great job all around!

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Old 04-15-2018, 04:03 PM   #27
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Hi All,


Modified firing handle assembly done which means its almost finished. A few small details to make and the new metal parts to add back on when I get them.


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Old 04-17-2018, 02:01 PM   #28
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Re: 17 Pdr Pheasant

Brilliant work Dave, and thanks for that web on Lead , as getting hard to find lead anymore, with parents not keeping an eye on their kids.

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