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1/72 Tornado Weapons Pylons; Modification
Topic Started: Oct 5 2017, 08:16 AM (161 Views)
Uncle Pete
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For what it's worth, having launched one of the microscopic plastic spring clips that hold the weapons pylons in place into the great beyond and broken another, I made new ones out of thin, stiffish wire then put a dot of all-purpose glue on top to secure them. Seems to work a bit better than the stock parts.
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peebeep
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To be honest Pete, although it's a great idea to be able to rotate the pylons for posing the models with wings swept or extended, the chances of the plastic pins surviving more than a couple of rotations are pretty small.
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Uncle Pete
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Very true, Paul, but I love a challenge! I'd have thought the same arrangement they use for props would be the logical way to go. I have to wonder why they don't make a few metal parts for things like these and undercarriage legs, though.
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Mark M
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why not use neodium magnets then you could interchange weapons at will, in fact i may try it myself with the current build
Edited by Mark M, Oct 5 2017, 02:59 PM.
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Uncle Pete
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I've seen that suggestion elsewhere, Mark, and like it but it's a bit complicated for this beginner. As it is, the pylons finally defeated me (after lulling me into a false sense of security) so they'll be glued in at the wings outstretched position. Could be an excuse to get another Tornado... I just have to remind the missus, could be worse, could be golf.
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CPNGROATS
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So what are "neodium" magnets...............? :hmm:
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peebeep
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CPNGROATS
Oct 5 2017, 06:35 PM
So what are "neodium" magnets...............? :hmm:
Mega strong magnets and you can buy them in really small sizes. One of the L & C members uses them to mount his flying posed aircraft models on acrylic rod. When he said he was using magnets I thought they'd never be strong enough to hold the model on, but they do. Check out this thread (it's just gone up tonight).
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Uncle Pete
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That's a cracking plane... Never heard of it before. Do you get those magnets in the hobby shop? I'm certainly considering using them in future when my skills are a bit more reliable. (And isn't there a molybdenum magnet just as strong? I could google it but that feels unsportsmanlike.... I'd rather converse!)
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Mark M
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got mine off ebay for pence
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Uncle Pete
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Cool. Thanks, Mark. I'll have to have a look-see.
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Mark M
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just make sure when you mount them you get the poles right
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