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MSea

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Ships cowl head vents
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:04:30 PM »
I need several different size cowl vents. Anybody any easy way to make them, other than carving the head from large size acrylic and fastening this to a tube ???????

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 02:59:30 PM »
I would love to help but I have no idea what a cowl head vent is!!!!

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 04:11:33 PM »
Put a right angled bend in some circular sprue, then cut off and drill out the end?
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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 04:18:54 PM »
I'll just highjack your thread.
Here you are.
Is this what you mean?
Took a couple of minutes, bit rough and ready but the principle maybe sound.
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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
I've got some leftovers from IJN Mikasa in 1:350 scale, any good? I'll have a root in the spares box to see if there's owt else.
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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 08:13:16 PM »
I've got some leftovers from IJN Mikasa in 1:350 scale, any good? I'll have a root in the spares box to see if there's owt else.
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NO! Don't give him ready made ones.  He's gonna make us suffer anyway so at least let him work for it.

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 09:39:07 PM »
Thank you all.

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 09:01:46 AM »
Another idea - you could make a balsa wood former, varnish it, give it a smear of TREX and make as many as you want out of sugar paste? 

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 10:51:16 AM »
Another idea - you could make a balsa wood former, varnish it, give it a smear of TREX and make as many as you want out of sugar paste? 

Sorry Wizzel I only make bread - and its so good it would be eaten before it made it to the model ( looking at my model ideas you can imagine the bread I make )

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 01:44:06 PM »
...would someone please tell me what these things are?? I am always keen to learn.

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 03:33:52 PM »
...would someone please tell me what these things are?? I am always keen to learn.
It's them hollow things that stick up from the floor and curve round a bit at the top.  Look a bit like a length of sprue with a right angle bend at one end and hole drilled in it.

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Re: Ships cowl head vents
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 05:53:49 PM »
...would someone please tell me what these things are?? I am always keen to learn.
It's them hollow things that stick up from the floor and curve round a bit at the top.  Look a bit like a length of sprue with a right angle bend at one end and hole drilled in it.
Thanks for that.
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