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Offline jumpin_jack

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Porthole eyebrows
« on: 14 July 2020, 17:21:15 »
Hi there, I am looking for the best way to achieve, the little eyebrows above the portholes on most WWII ships, currently looking a the etched brass ready made option or is there a better way to do this?
Many thanks
Phil

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Re: Porthole eyebrows
« Reply #1 on: 15 July 2020, 06:23:49 »
Morning Phil
I guess it all depends on what sort of effect one is trying to achieve... :-[

In my Enchantress build log, It was only yesterday that i posted the way I did mine.. feel free to take a look..

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Re: Porthole eyebrows
« Reply #2 on: 15 July 2020, 15:29:25 »
Thanks Colin, Just seen your post and all i can say is wow that looks fantastic.
What size is the brass rod that you use?
I'll give your way a go and report back.
Phil

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Re: Porthole eyebrows
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2020, 18:08:34 »
I am not to sure exactly what size the brass wire was or is...
The thinest that deansmarine put In there kits..
Probably a 0.5 mm cold pulled to about 0.3mm

Your next question is probably what is cold pulled...!

Brass wire can be pulled longer which means that it also gets thinner...
One end of the brass wire trapped in a vice, the other end wrapped around a rod so you can pull the wire without cutting into your hands...

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Re: Porthole eyebrows
« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2020, 19:45:54 »
Thanks again Colin, guess what Im up to this weekend ^^^ ^^^