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Offline pbeccas

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Need help modeling expended ammo
« on: November 01, 2008, 11:16:31 PM »
Hi all.

I have just about finished painting a couple of 28mm WWI Anzac Western Front HMG teams and I am now looking at the basing.  I want to model a lot of expended MMG ammo casings littering the base around the gun.  Does anyone have any simple ideas that I can use?  I did have a look at brass rod.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks
Paul
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Offline blackstone

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 11:40:07 PM »
Brass rod could cause some problems. You'd have to snip it with some pliers and what this does is give a "squished" point to the end of the rod, which wouldn't looked like an expended cart. I'd use some plastic rod from a model shop, it's easy and quick to cut with a scalpel, with give nice clean cut to the edge, and is alot cheaper than the brass rod. You can get it in 1mm diameter which would probably do the trick. (maybe a smaller diameter would be more in scale).

Offline pbeccas

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 06:54:35 AM »
Thanks for the advice.  I will try and find some plastic rod and give it a try.

Offline Poliorketes

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 07:10:18 AM »
Brass rod is just fine for me if piled.
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Offline andekmcc

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 07:37:06 AM »
hi all,

as an extension to this I'm looking for advice on how i can modell expended shell cases for my British 18 pdr?  was thinking on some brass tubing but wondered if anyone had anything better in mind?

thanks

Andy

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 07:42:08 AM »
I used brass rod spent rounds for my Indian Army. If you use straight cutters only one end will look squished and that's all right since one end should look sort of tapered.

For my mountain gun I littered the base with tubular brass pearls which I thin I got from Michaels (US) some years ago.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Need help modeling expended ammo
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 08:25:13 AM »
Have you tried a web search I am sure I have seen some places that sell spent ammo cases. May be for 40K, so they may be a bit big for normal 28 mm rifle or mg ammo. I will have a look and see what I can find. Only trouble is the cost, might be expensive.

 

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