mr lucky said:I like to use Removable Mounting Putty for many things! There are several on the market, I like the gray stuff. I use it a lot for test fitting, quick mock-up builds, holding parts for painting, I've even used small balls to hold small parts while gluing. Even when it's been used for painting and has some paint on it, a quick kneading and it's ready to go again.
I'm with you, guys! I bought some recently for that very purpose--I thought it will make WWII Italian camo patterns easier to produce. And it's very reasonably priced.Elm City Hobbies said:It is also good for masking off camo patterns. Roll it into little thin sausages, place it on your kit to outline the camo pattern, and then cover the section you don't want painted with tape. Leaves a nice soft demarcation line!
I have the handi drill and use it all the time. I came up with a similar solution. Dremel collets will fit in the handi drill. I can use a wide variety of drill bits, but I do have to change out the collet when I change drill bits.plane_mc said:Here's a tip for those that have a Tamiya Handy Drill. This is an extremely useful tool for drilling holes in plastic. It turns nice and slow and doesn't melt the plastic as you drill the hole.
I don't like using collets for drill bits as they never seem to fit the drill bit properly. I got a couple of micro keyless drill chucks from Micro-Mark and used a 1/8" collet. I had to make a shim out of a piece of aluminum to keep the collet centered as it is not designed for the Handy Drill. Now I can use any size drill bit up to 1/8" and not have to change out the collets.
Well if you're talking about a seam on the actual, real world tank, for what I've been told, after a while in combat, most of the rubber part was gone anyways.spud said:i really need to get me one of them tamiya Drills. the only problem people have here is eliminating the seem fully as they did have a seem., ive seen color photos of a Sherman in Italy with the mold line on the wheels.
Still a great tip. ild never have taught of the dremil bit to hold them.