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Drills?

Posted by Traveller1865 on 18 Apr 2018, 15:26

What drills do you use for 1/72? Especially for drilling hands?
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Posted by Paul on 18 Apr 2018, 16:07

Hand drill with drill bits ranging from Ø 0,3 - 1,2 mm
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Posted by Graeme on 19 Apr 2018, 03:01

My pin vice drill looks like this:

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And my set of mini drills looks like this:

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And I wouldn't be without them. This kind of stuff should be available at your local hobby store, or plenty online.
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Posted by FredG on 19 Apr 2018, 07:55

Hand drill?

With my propensity for impaling I use a power screwdriver :-D :beer:

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Posted by Peter on 19 Apr 2018, 11:15

I use a Dremel for metal figures and a hot needle for plastic figures! ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Apr 2018, 13:20

I have metal figures coming,well some arrived today.
I have a dremel Mrs B, bought for me yonk`s ago.
She will be pleased as punch to see it in hum drum practice.
So I need some drills now.
:mrgreen: " You could do cheap tooth fillings on the side BB."___ :shock: " EKK!" __ :sst: "o`, no."

:coffee: No, I`d sooner write about it
because then the screams of share horror
would be quite silent indeed.

Thank you guys for such a combined thought provoking topic. BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 19 Apr 2018, 15:32

Peter wrote:I use a Dremel for metal figures and a hot needle for plastic figures! ;-)


Cheap and clever!
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Posted by Paul on 19 Apr 2018, 16:16

FredG wrote:Image

other makes of power drill are available :mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 19 Apr 2018, 16:20

Paul wrote:other makes of power drill are available :mrgreen:


But I don't use them :beer:
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Posted by Wiking on 22 Apr 2018, 09:49

I use both.
Electric power by my old Proxxon. A survivor of my radio controlled car time.
As an hand drill.
Both is each for his duty very usefull.
The Proxxon for connecting (resin, plaster, plastic, wood) houses , walls, streets, the base plate by drilling a hole for a connecting pin.
If you have to drill in thin material additional with an angle like connecting a hand to a soft or hardplastic figure the hand drill is a great tool. Also for drilling the hole to fit the figure wtih pin into the Dio.

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The back side of the drillbox is used to mix color. :oops:
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Posted by FredG on 10 May 2018, 19:04

These turned up in the mail today.

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0.3 - 1.2mm
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Posted by Wiking on 10 May 2018, 20:43

The Impaler get new tools!
To break new ground?

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I wish you all the very best a steady hand for the 0.3 , 0.4mm drills.
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Posted by stenfalk on 11 May 2018, 21:09

FredG wrote:These turned up in the mail today.

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I also use these packs, I always buy at least three at a time. Especially the very thin drills break off easily. But this is not a quality deficiency, but simply the nature of the thing.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 May 2018, 21:46

Call me silly but to avoid buying drill bits that break easily I used to use pins with the heads removed.BB
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Posted by stenfalk on 13 May 2018, 21:17

Beano Boy wrote:Call me silly but to avoid buying drill bits that break easily I used to use pins with the heads removed.BB


But that works only in soft material, right? I'm afraid there is no real alternative to drilling for my requirements; the drills break only if i'm not careful and deviate the drill from the "entry angle" while drilling. Unfortunately, it happens to me more often than i wish ... Fortunately, the drills are quite cheap, if they come from China! :oops:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 May 2018, 23:11

Mrs B,kindly bought me a Dremel power tool years ago. I only used it a few times before it went missing. However I`ll try anything once.....

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...... so I used a small masonry pin in it which had been taken from a coaxial cable clip with its tail cut off to drill soft metal out ,plastic and even pilot holes in wood. :mrgreen: ` Is this a wind up?'
Well it certainly went around and around while pushing it in. :-D BB
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