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Gun Port Lid Hinges


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piratepete007

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Is there anybody out there who can give me some tips on making gun port lid hinges ? I have searched high and low on this website but cannot find much to help me. Those commercially available are pretty limited in their offering.

 

I guess I will have to work with brass shim but there have to be a few tricks in cutting along the edges ?

 

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Hi Pete.
Have a look at Chucks bits.
You did not mention the scale.
http://modelshipworl...mpany/?hl=hinge
High quality and very good value.

Regards Antony.

Edited by AntonyUK, 16 December 2016 - 07:55 AM.

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Hi Antony,

 

Silly me - 1:75. Thanks for that info and I will have a look at that.

 

Regards, Pete


Edited by piratepete007, 16 December 2016 - 10:07 AM.

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Chuck from Syren is doing a great thing with the gun port lid straps and I will probably order some. But I am stubborn enough to want to produce my own straps, I guess from brass. So, in spite of Antony's response, has anybody got a method that they use ?
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Do they have to be working, or just 'cosmetic'?

I did some hinges, using just using ordinary white paper, painted black.

(yes, closed ports.....)

 

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Here is the way I do working ones in 1:64:

 

http://modelshipworl...ratch/?p=461279

 

cheers,

 

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Thanks Jan and Dirk - I will take both those suggestions on board !

 

Pete


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Pete,

 

Snoop around in the Scratch section also.  Maybe a search for gunport and hinges while in that forum and another in the kit forum?  I've seen quite a few very well done hinges there as well as in the kit logs. 


Edited by mtaylor, 17 December 2016 - 09:55 PM.

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Pete: look up Grant Line Products. They cast a hinge set  for side dump gondolas part No. 5118 that are dead ringers for gun port hinges they even have bolt heads! JRMc


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JRMc - thanks for that hint. Will have a look !

 

Pete


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