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Making a flip front end

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  • Member since
    November, 2017
  • From: FL.
Making a flip front end
Posted by Deryl on Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:00 PM

I have posted this before , however have been to that the forum was wrong.What do you use to cut the front end for flip / chopped top.I have seen saws I think is too thick .I want to mak a flip front for Dodge Dart and chop the top. Any help will be helpful 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:20 PM

I use ultra fine saw blades to do micro surgery to my builds.



1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV
1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

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  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:13 PM

  One could carefully scribe through the fender lines with a scribe tool or the back of a #11 ( standard) x-acto blade. You will have to glue the hood down first as that will align everything.

  As for hinges, hollow stock and solid round stock, located behind and beneath the grill area. Mount the round stck to the frame extentiond where your front bumper would attach and BOOM Bob's your uncle.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, January 07, 2018 10:47 AM

There are saws now getting popular that have a very thin blade with photo-etched teeth (no clearance angle) that should do the job.  Try google search for something like PE razor saw.

Because there is virtually no kerf, these saws really drag when cutting plastic.  I lubricate the blade with just water, and it works fine, with no oily residue left on the plastic.  Speeds up the sawing.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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