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  1. @nheatherJust spotted these. https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Dentsply-Maillefer-Swiss-Made-------332shank-Vanadium-Steel-Drill-Bit-Set-Of-12,-0.5---1.6mm-Diameter-prcode-999-0419?tmsb=ldo1qkf&tmrl=if0p0vn&tmsl=new-pp-recs-for-you-sidebar&tmty=w&tmcv=131&tmcs=1xubjre
  2. @nheather found these definitely not cheap but look like they are good quality https://www.drill-service.co.uk/products/drills/micro-drill/dmicro-hss-micro-drill-on-230mm-reinforced-shank/
  3. I have had some of those black jobber drills that were so wobbly you could drill a square hole.
  4. Another alternative is Carbide drill bits that are used to drill circuit boards. They are very sharp and long lasting but they don't like any side force. If you even look at them sideways there will be a ping noise. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00C3YD1HK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_Q48ZV7CRGT9RNDCRA9FG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  5. If you want sizes from 1mm upward you could try Tracy Tools. https://www.tracytools.com/drills-hss/metric-straight-shank-drills/straight-shank-drills-10-30mm I have a set of their taps and dies and they are good quality.
  6. The best of the microbox style bits I have found came from Proops Brothers. They're still generic Chinese but they are Titanium coated and seem to be lasting a bit longer than the usual ones. The packaging has changed but these are the ones I have https://www.proopsbrothers.com/proops-hss-titanium-coated-20-mini-drill-bits-sizes-03mm-16mm-m0201-1384-p.asp
  7. Lovely job I have never tried a 1/72 AFV kit I really must have a go.
  8. Lovely job. I have always thought looking at the Austin that I wouldn't want to go round a corner at anything above a walking pace. Narrow wheel base and heavy armour plate must have made it sway like a sailing ship in a storm.
  9. I was aware the kit has some flaws but I haven't done any research yet. Thanks for the information So far all I have done is buy a pair of resin Pegasus engines.
  10. I have a Matchbox made in England Stranraer in the stash.
  11. The Supermarine Stranraer served throughout the war with the RCAF. I read somewhere that for air sea rescue work the Stranraer was preferred to the Canso (Canadian built Catalina) as it handled better on the water
  12. Please tell me you were not using a naked flame to burn the needle clear. That stuff is highly flammable it's a small Molotov cocktail
  13. I have used Contacta for years it's good stuff. I would suggest you keep a fine wire handy to poke out the needle I find it clogs quickly if you leave the cap off.
  14. Every time I finish a kit I always realise where I could have done better. I don't think any of us could claim we couldn't get better.
  15. I look forward to seeing the build thread it's a little known subject. Has anyone ever worked out what was wrong about the design. It didn't seem to handle any kind of flying, taking off or landing. Apart from a surprisingly small wing for a flying boat and a habit of losing a wing float I can't see anything wrong with it.
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