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Re: [FT] Assembly and Storage

From: Channing Faunce <channing@g...>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 19:49:25 -0500
Subject: Re: [FT] Assembly and Storage

Daryl Lonnon wrote:

> Chan wrote:
> > "Barton, Jeff" wrote:
> >
> > > Excuse me if this has been covered before here (which I'm sure it
has to
> > > some great extent), but I'm new to FT and the list, and had a
couple of
> > > quick questions:
> > >
> > > 1.  What is the best way to glue on the bases so that the ship is
> >
> > I took this suggestion from the list - not sure who posted it - and
am *very*
> > happy with it (currently retro-fitting all of my B5 and FT ships.
> > Any good hobby shop carries square copper tubing that fit snuggly
one inside
> > the other. Buy 1/16" diameters and the next largest. Cut the 1/16"
tubing 1/4 -
> > 3/8" long and glue these to the hole(s) in the bottom of the ship.
Cut the
> > other tubing 1 to 1 1/2" long and glue these into the base. Make
sure that you
> > align all the rods the same direction (corners at 12,3,6,9 o'clock
> > example). This allows the ship to be removed from the base for
easier storage,
> > this really matters with AOG's B5 ships. One suggestion, All glues
are not
> > equal: The best I've found - and I've tried alot of them - is
Loctite(tm) Quick
> > Tite gel. This has the consistancy of toothpaste and is *very*
strong. I've
> > dropped ships and had the metal bend and break instead of the glue.
> I was going to try doing this ... but hit a snag.
> How do you cut the copper tubing without it "squishing"?

I use an Xacto blade and mitre box. You only need to score each side,
not cut
through, and it will snap cleanly with a slight bending.

> (My current thought (which I haven't tried) is to buy a cutting blade
> for my Dremel tool ... but if there is some easier way, I'd prefer to
> use that way)
> Daryl
> --
> Daryl Lonnon

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