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SoS Wargaming26 Oct 2019 1:24 a.m. PST

I've been messing around with diecast cars for Gaslands recently, and I have been separating the the bodies and bases ready for painting. Here's a video tutorial on how I do it!

YouTube link

JimDuncanUK26 Oct 2019 3:31 a.m. PST

Took a few minutes longer than it should have done.

I would have used a smaller drill bit and separated the shaft from the wider part of the rivet head, less metal to move.

Stryderg26 Oct 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

How do you reattach it all after painting?

Stryderg26 Oct 2019 9:24 a.m. PST

Oh, and a suggestion for the future, edit out the re-do's…start the drilling, snip out the bit where you pull the car to check it, end with the second/third drilling and finally pull the car to check it. Would reduce the length of the video. Of course that increases the time it takes to make the video and only applies if your editing software allows you to do that.

Good info and thanks for posting.

SoS Wargaming26 Oct 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

@Stryderg I just superglue the top and bottom pieces back together.

Thanks guys

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2019 4:39 p.m. PST

Always look forward to seeing your stuff; whether it's within my direct interest or not.

I'm not into sci-fi but there's a couple of Corgi cars I have that may benefit from the "Abwehrsschlact treatment".

SoS Wargaming27 Oct 2019 2:25 a.m. PST

@Ochoin, thanks for that, much appreciated. This is rough and ready and may not be pretty, but it does have applications beyond what I use the method for.

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Oct 2019 10:13 a.m. PST


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