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Another prize for the FFFL tourney, HMS Lion:










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Looks great man!
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yeah...really nice!  thanks for the pixs!
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Looks good, Brigs!
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Thanks everyone!
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It is quality, like all your work.
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Beautiful job Brigs.
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Thanks man!  Hope it goes to a good home and helps support the FFFL Tourney! Wink
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Beautiful job Brigs.


QFT!  Very Happy
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It's even better than the pictures make it look. Thanks, Brigman! I can't wait to play it alongside my Brigman-painted Vanguard. Smile
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but how do I get the turrets to fit correctly? The pegs are way too long and fit very loose in the holes.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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What plastic did you get? The pegs are not snug on this model. So your options are to let them be loose if you want to rotate them, replace the pegs with thicker diameter plastic pegs, or glue them down. I use an old trick from my plastic scale modeling days. Cut off the pegs as far away from the turret as you can. Then use a soldering knife or the flat blade of a large screwdriver heated up in a candle flame and press down flat on the peg. The heat will melt the peg and cause it to flare out thus creating a lip that holds the turret in place. If you are careful and don't melt it down too far it should then still rotate freely. You will get a feel for how much length of peg you need sticking out through the bottom after a try or two. Better too long on the first try!

It will still be wobbly, but that really doesn't bother me. If the miniature is just sitting on the table they won't move, and if you are gaming and moving them around it really doesn't matter which way they are pointing IMO.
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I may try your hot knife trick as it would be cool to have them move. I'm hoping these pics will help show what I'm up against. Material is WSF.






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I'm almost positive I glued the ones in the mini above down, and they don't turn.
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I am in the middle of reading a book about the history of the Revell model company. It was very interesting to read that the first car models they released actually required you to "mushroom" the ends of the axils with a hot screwdriver to keep the wheels in place. Putting a screwdriver blade in a candle flame to heat it up was actually in the instructions! I don't remember building any of those, but I guess that may be where the technique came from.
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I am in the middle of reading a book about the history of the Revell model company. It was very interesting to read that the first car models they released actually required you to "mushroom" the ends of the axils with a hot screwdriver to keep the wheels in place. Putting a screwdriver blade in a candle flame to heat it up was actually in the instructions! I don't remember building any of those, but I guess that may be where the technique came from.


Frog brand model aircraft instruction sheets back in the 70's had the 'shape with hot screwdriver/knife' symbol on them to secure wheels which would allow them to turn. Clearly a common practice back then.
Not something you would see printed on anything in this day and age.

I remember my brother making this one in about 1974.




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