Derek B Posted September 15, 2005 Share Posted September 15, 2005 Wow guys thanks, As for plastruc in hex shape, I'd heard about that but none of the shops I rang firstly had a clue what I was talking about, and when they eventually did...said they never stocked it. One guy was very nice and said his Armour-head mate used a stretched piece 'hairclip' which was the correct shape...I've already rang my mates hairdressing wife to track their existence/lack thereof down. Cheers Matt Matt, I make my own hex nuts by filing a piece of rounded kit sprue to the correct hex section, then heat stretch it over a candle flame. You may need to have a few goes to get it right (different types of sprue appear to have differing strech properties under heat), but once sliced into individual nuts, they look quite convincing (and you'll also have a good supply of variable sizes nuts). The same technique also works for making aerofoil shaped struts (rounded micro-strip or files plastic stretched). HTH Derek Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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