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Allan44

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Cowl vents
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:33:10 PM »

Ive just started to get materials together for my 1st build in 30 yrs its going to be a harbour defence motor launch
from ww2 i want to scratch build all of it as most seems straight forward apart from the cowl vents can anyone give me some hints and tips on how to produce these?
i have tried over past few nights to make some by heating pastic tubes up, and inserting a rod into 1 end and wiggling it around to try and bend it over but they just don't look right
Allan
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Re: Cowl vents
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 11:55:52 PM »

I made some brass ones for a small fire boat, pictures prob say it all you can make any size this way bigger are easier.

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Re: Cowl vents
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 05:56:31 AM »

Thats a neat process Peter with good results  :-))..... do you anneal the brass sheet prior to pressing? ........ :D ....Derek
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Re: Cowl vents
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 07:53:41 AM »

I didn't on these but probably will in the future, the main thing is to experiment with the brass sheet thickness and size, the tube is just modelshop K+S that i use by the wagon load..

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Re: Cowl vents
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 09:49:21 AM »

Peter

Where did you get your former?
Or did you make the cube and rods yourself?
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