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Old 05-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Modelling question: drill substitute?

I'm currently tackling my first kit in ages: Trumpeter's 1/35 kit of the SA-2 'Guideline' missile & launcher.

I've just found that I'm required to drill a few holes - 1.5mm and 1.0mm.

I don't have a drill, and a chronic shortage of funds means I'm unlikely to have one for the foreseeable future. I've considered using a red-hot pin or needle, but does anyone know a neater and safer technique for making holes in a plastic kit?
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You can buy a set of microdrills very cheaply and a pin vise.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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Yes. Best thing I ever bought, followed by the "dremel" If you can't afford one I have a spare pin vice you could have. It is the type that has the four vice sizes on two changeable thingies (whatever they are called) The base of the thing turns as with a jeweller's screw driver. What are the names of all these jolly things???? It is sometimes cheaper and certainly better to get individual drills as the "box of 20" style of thing varies in quality. Let me know how you get on and if you need the vice
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Collets.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I thought the only things out there were 'Dremel'-type devices. I've just found a very cheap pin vice online that I can afford. I wouldn't have found it without being told the correct name.
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