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tubing for guns
Posted by boatdetective on Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:39 AM

Hey folks- So I have this 1/48 Eduard p-39. Great subject- yet some challenges with the kit. The guns in the wings and cowl (.30, I believe) are poorly rendered and don't offer any visual "pop. Certainly 1/72 is too small to expect open barrels, and 1/48 may also. However, does anyone have any scratch building tricks with capillary tubes or such?  The nose cannon is no problem. 1/16" brass tube from the K&S stand should look great.

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Posted by boatdetective on Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:51 AM

I think I just found my answer- it seems Quickboost makes resin details. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:59 AM

The nose cannon is 37 mm, or 1.46 inches (bore). At 1/48, thats a tube with an inside diameter of 0.03 inches, about 1/32".

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:07 AM

Master does a pair of metal .30 Cal barrels, not sure if they are the right type.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR48029

 

Quickboost resin are nice, these metal ones are even better, i use 72nd ones when ever i can.

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:46 AM

Albion Alloys makes two combination sets of small tubing that "nest". They're very handy for telescoping details of all kinds, gun barrels, landing gear and other small round stuff. I bought mine from Sprue Brothers or Scalehobbyist, can't remember which at the moment.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:08 AM

I have a collection of different size syringe needles; if it's possible to come by them.  Not from a past habit I hasten to add.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, March 02, 2019 12:03 PM

I get hypo syringes ( for modeling mind you ) on Ebay.  I found a comprehensive chart of the OD  and ID   sizes  (for proper telescoping or nesting ) on Google, then order any size that suits your needs.  They come with a plastic screw-in end that can easliy be burned off wth a match flame.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 03, 2019 12:21 AM

mrmike

Albion Alloys makes two combination sets of small tubing that "nest". They're very handy for telescoping details of all kinds, gun barrels, landing gear and other small round stuff. I bought mine from Sprue Brothers or Scalehobbyist, can't remember which at the moment.

 

Ditto Albion has some neat stuff. I also have some old syringes left over from my diabetic father in law (RIP). These make great barrels too.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:58 PM

I've bought fine steel tubing from McMaster-Carr:

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-metal-tubing

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