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Topic: 1/35 Tubular Flash Hiders
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Hi all,
Thanks to Jeff's wonderful drawings and some photos, I was able to work with a company called click2detail to create some 3D printed high resolution flash hiders. Individually they are the size of a grain of rice. I received my samples yesterday and attached one to the Italeri kit part. I have not done any sanding or smoothing of the part. It is in it's raw state as you see it with paint added. Holding it up against photographs I think proportunately it is close to perfect.

The attached photos show some up close views. From normal viewing distance they look great. I really did these for myself but recognize that others may be interested in them too. I'm not sure yet how many I'm going to order but if anyone is interested and willing to contribute to the cost I'll get some made for you. We can figure out how to work out payment later. Maybe on ebay? I would also be interested in your comments.

FYI, I'm not getting into the modeling business. This is just among friends.

Take care
Dave

PS. Yes, the barrel is hollow!

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David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Oct 1, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Very cool David, and thanks for the kudos. Wow those are tiny... I don't see how you can glue them on so cleanly and so straight.




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 3:55am
Total Posts: 1829 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



I had them include a recess to accept the end of the gun barrel. So that helps. I used a product called Gator's Grip (PVA glue for modelers) to secure it to the end which gave me some time to work with it. Unlike CA glue it also allows you to clean up any excess glue with water.

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 4:32am
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Depending on price, I would be interested in 5-10.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 5:33am
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am



Dave;
Damn! Those do look nice!
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 7:38am
Total Posts: 2880 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Sweet, David!

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Oct 2, 2014 - 10:32am
Total Posts: 1884 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Count me in for eight of 'em.

We'll also need 'em if Italeri does the Elco second-series 77-footer...



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Oct 3, 2014 - 1:55pm
Total Posts: 1245 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am



David - put me down for 10 of them please.


Jerry Beasley

Posted By: Jerry Beasley | Posted on: Oct 3, 2014 - 9:27pm
Total Posts: 89 | Joined: Jan 9, 2008 - 4:27pm



I got the invoice for the flash hiders. They are going to cost $1.25 each which is my cost. I'm not going to try and make money on these. Before I put in my order let me confirm what you guys want. I think shipping will be a couple of bucks. So to outfit a boat you would be looking at 4 of them at $5.00 plist another $2.00 for shipping. If you want more than 4 I'm sure the postage would be about the same. Let me know if you have any questions.
Take care
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Oct 5, 2014 - 8:51pm
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Thanks Dave. I am in for 12.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Oct 7, 2014 - 5:51am
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am



Hello David, I would be interested in purchasing 8 of the flash suppressors.
Please contact me direct at jmwitous@aol.com

Thank you

Out here

Mike Witous
Temecula Valley Model Club



Posted By: Mike Witous | Posted on: Nov 15, 2014 - 12:10am
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Hi David.
If I didn't miss the boat, please include 8 flash suppressors for me too.
Thanks,
Pete Bruno




Posted By: Rock1947a | Posted on: Nov 21, 2014 - 2:20pm
Total Posts: 24 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 10:56am



Hi Pete,
I have enough for both you and Mike. For 8 of them $12 covers my cost including mailing. Do you want to pay my PayPal account. Let me know.
Thanks
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Nov 21, 2014 - 9:42pm
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Hi David.
Thanks for the great news. Please let me know how I can send you a PayPal payment. Is it easier for you to send and Invoice to my profile email address?
Thanks for your help.
Pete



Posted By: Rock1947a | Posted on: Nov 22, 2014 - 7:35am
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Probably the easiest way is to send me a payment and mark it for goods. I'll get an email confirmation and from there I'll print up the shipping labels and drop it in the mail. My email address is davidwaples@comcast.net
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Nov 22, 2014 - 5:03pm
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Hi again David.
I sent you a PayPal payment of $15.00 today. I added $3.00 to your cost of $12.00 to cover the PayPal fee.

I'm not sure what their fee is, but I don't feel it's fair for you to have to absorb it when you're already being more than generous.

Thanks for sharing your work with us.
Best regards,
Peter Bruno




Posted By: Rock1947a | Posted on: Nov 23, 2014 - 11:30am
Total Posts: 24 | Joined: Mar 1, 2007 - 10:56am



Thanks so much Peter! PayPal was charging about .50 cents. It was a fun project and us all going in on this made it more affordable. I'm grateful to all of you who bought some.

With the exception of what I have for myself I'm cleaned out. If somebody wants more I can always have them printed. Cost will depend on the quantity we order.

They will go out in the mail Monday. I hope you enjoy them.

Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Nov 23, 2014 - 12:12pm
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Got mine -- thanks, Dave!



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: Nov 24, 2014 - 4:56am
Total Posts: 1245 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am



Just thinking about you today Drew. Glad you got them okay.

I had them do some replacement warheads for the torpedo tubes. They're larger than the kit piece so that they give the tube a thinner more realistic appearance. I'm not quite ready to make the molds yet but will let everyone know once they're done.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: Nov 24, 2014 - 6:25pm
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