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Opening up 1/43 diecast

Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:22 pm

Anyone know the best tools to use to scribe the panel lines on doors and bonnet to create an opening panel.
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Post  bmd on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:35 pm

would a dremel with one of the wee thin 'grinders' blades attached do the job rory? or would that be a bit agricultural? Embarassed 
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:40 pm

bmd wrote:would a dremel with one of the wee thin 'grinders' blades attached do the job rory? or would that be a bit agricultural? Embarassed 
The heat build is too much-I have tried this before trying to cut the front end off a Trofeu Zakspeed Escort-then they beat me too it in the end. The metal gets very hot and there there are sparks too if you try a Dremel.

Its needs some kind of scribe or engraving tool to cut the panel lines-who was it who opened up the Metro 6R4-how was that done.


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Post  Cowley on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:41 pm

Am I understanding you right Rory, and you want to make a model with an opening door, bonnet or boot?

If yes then I doubt it would be possible to remove the panel in question from the one same model. As far as I know when Vitor and Olivier made their open Metro 6R4s, they used more than one body casting - one for the body without the panel, and another for the individual panels. Likewise, I'd have assumed that they'd have used a Dremel to grind off each opening / panel.
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:43 pm

I want to remove the bonnet to replace it with a different bonnet I have cast in resin. Just something I am trying to do with a view to altering a model into another version!
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Post  Cowley on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:46 pm

Try sending Vitor a PM - he's usually more than happy to share his experiences.
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Post  bmd on Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:47 pm

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Post  Cowley on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:08 pm

Possibly more suited for scribing 'on' than scribing 'through' Billy, but at £1.50 BIN, it might be worth a try... ...if you have lots of spare time on your hands that is! Wink
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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:45 am

if you have lots of spare time on your hands that is!

em.............er...........well david i don't want you getting the wrong idea about me having no work to do! Embarassed 
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Post  Zeus on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:30 am

Jewellers saw could work maybe?
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:24 pm

bmd wrote:if you have lots of spare time on your hands that is!

em.............er...........well david i don't want you getting the wrong idea about me having no work to do! Embarassed 
Billy, I'm not sure about you having no work but I AM concerned about you getting no sleep! jocolor  3.45am?! drunken 

Intersting thread. Don't know how I missed it before! Having cut various parts of several 6R4 bodies, I've not had any problems with heat build up, whether on a painted or stripped model. The one issue that I have noted is that the grinding wheel or whatever tool I'm using does create a wide gap, simply due to the width of the tool itself. This would create a very wide and unrealistic panel gap unless you were building a Land Rover model! lol! 

For the project you've suggested, removing a front end and replacing with resin, a grinding wheel on a Dremel, finished off by hand using a small file to work into the smaller crevices and gaps/ angles should work very well.

Let us know how you get on - and piccies would be neat too.

Cheers, Steve
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