Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Log In | Register

Ask for info Options
Marcel
#1 Posted : 07 August 2013 19:10:40

Rank: Pro

Turquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 16/06/2013
Posts: 286
Points: 859
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
I am in search of micro drill bits: 0.3mm and 0.5mm
Please: Can anyone direct me where in Cape Town area its available.. I am tired of bending pins and pulling them from fingers.

I tried most hardware stores, but they start at 1mm thickness.
"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


Sovereign of the Seas

Model Space forum: Marcel's build
benny b
#2 Posted : 07 August 2013 20:30:12

Rank: Pro

Groups: Registered

Joined: 05/12/2012
Posts: 258
Points: 754
Location: manchester
hi marcel just browsing and say your plight try ebay you can get most things from somebody on there. benny
Captain David
#3 Posted : 07 August 2013 20:33:53

Rank: Pro
Turquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 27/02/2013
Posts: 228
Points: 664
Location: Bursledon
An idea from the UK forum - one of our members, Karl, suggests using pins.
Provided that you have a pin vice or similar holder to put it in, just cut the end off a dressmaker's pin or a needle. The cut end is rough enough to act as a drill bit. Cheap and easy. Different pins/needles give different gauges.
The little drill bits tend to break very easily, so if you do end up ordering some from a model supplies site, order a fair amount!
KobusBeukes
#4 Posted : 07 August 2013 21:02:06

Rank: Pro

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 23/04/2013
Posts: 287
Points: 869
Location: Hartbeespoort, NW, South Africa
Hi Marcel

I would suggest that you have a look at Jeffrey Stein's website, http://www.jeffreystein.co.za/, he is a wholesaler, but have a dealer locator, from where you can search a hobby store in your area.

Alternatively you can try Cape watch tool and jewellery suppliers, http://www.capewatch.co....s-brushes-cutters-mini.

Hope this helps you.BigGrin

Regards
Kobus

Current Build
HMS Sovereign of the Seas - First Build
Marcel
#5 Posted : 08 August 2013 09:06:00

Rank: Pro

Turquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 16/06/2013
Posts: 286
Points: 859
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
LOL
Captain David wrote:
An idea from the UK forum - one of our members, Karl, suggests using pins.
Provided that you have a pin vice or similar holder to put it in, just cut the end off a dressmaker's pin or a needle. The cut end is rough enough to act as a drill bit. Cheap and easy. Different pins/needles give different gauges.
The little drill bits tend to break very easily, so if you do end up ordering some from a model supplies site, order a fair amount!



Cool My is a Dressmaker. I'll sent her on a shopping spree while I sneak into her workshop... hehehe

I recently bought a Nail pusher, but its difficult to accurate place the nails. This idea is superb. Thanks Captain David
"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


Sovereign of the Seas

Model Space forum: Marcel's build
cuandv
#6 Posted : 11 August 2013 13:38:49

Rank: Semi-Pro Level 1

Build-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 25/04/2013
Posts: 71
Points: 216
Location: Benoni, South Africa
Marcel, I got .3 and .5 bits on amazon.co.uk. They deliver here and I think it worked out to around R80 for 10
Current Build:
HMS SOTS
HMS Victory
HMS Surprise
Hans
#7 Posted : 11 August 2013 19:03:23

Rank: Master

Active Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 30/03/2011
Posts: 1,348
Points: 4,079
Location: Bryanston, Johannesburg. RSA
Hi Marcel. As Kobus says in his post reply to you, Cape Watchmakers has kits with different sizes as well as individual sizes.
Rgds, Hans
"It's okay to make mistakes. mistakes are our teachers - they help us to to learn, even if it is painfully"
Current Build:
Endeavour Cross section,D51
Completed: HMS Victory
Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
Marcel
#8 Posted : 11 August 2013 23:34:32

Rank: Pro

Turquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 16/06/2013
Posts: 286
Points: 859
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
They are 10 minute drive from me. I shall give them a personal visit. Their website shows R12.00 a packet consisting of 2 bits.
"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


Sovereign of the Seas

Model Space forum: Marcel's build
Hans
#9 Posted : 12 August 2013 11:46:36

Rank: Master

Active Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 30/03/2011
Posts: 1,348
Points: 4,079
Location: Bryanston, Johannesburg. RSA
I'm sure you will come right with the sizes you want. I have purchased a number of things from them that make my life a lot easier.
Rgds, Hans
"It's okay to make mistakes. mistakes are our teachers - they help us to to learn, even if it is painfully"
Current Build:
Endeavour Cross section,D51
Completed: HMS Victory
Under the bench: Endeavour x 2,Sovereign of the Seas, Akagi and The Black Pearl!HMS Victory Cross Section
Marcel
#10 Posted : 12 August 2013 12:17:29

Rank: Pro

Turquoise Medal: Turquoise Medal for model making know-how contributionBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 16/06/2013
Posts: 286
Points: 859
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Galley pumps?

I have noticed that the models does not include galley pumps which is an essential part of any ship. If there are models been issued with it, please post a link for us to get an idea what to expect if we want to build it ourselves. I would loike to inclide a pump on my build.
"Rather try and fail than had failed to try".


Sovereign of the Seas

Model Space forum: Marcel's build
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.110 seconds.
DeAgostini