20 mm rounds for Hispano cannon

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  1. al49

    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    does anybody have any suggestion on how to make 20 mm rounds?
    The scale is 1:32 and the cannon was belt feed.
    The only idea that came to my mind was to cut to measure pieces of tiny copper wire and glue them to a little strip of lead foil, but may be there is something better, or something already made on aftermarket.
    Thanks in advance for any help
    Alberto
     
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    The scale isn't exact as it's intended for 1:35 armor but take a look at these:

    Mission Models 20mm Brass Flak Shells mm 05 - $16.00 : ww2-Resources, 1/35 scale AFVs, Metal Barrels, Tow Cables, Tracks, Resin Figures, Equipment, Weapons, Ammo, Models

    You're only off by 10% on the scaling so it's a reasonable match and probably better than you would do with wire. I couldn't find anything in the way of aftermarket ammo belts but I did find some ammo cases for 20mm in 1/32 scale.

    I would use foil wrapping from a wine bottle cut to size for the belts. Flexible enough for your purposes.
     
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    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    Some good links there Dwight (no pun intended! Links = belts!!).
    Last time I made ammo belts, both .303, .50 and 20mm, I cut lengths of stretched sprue, 'sharpened' the end of each, as you would a pencil, and glued them onto a strip of lead foil from, as Dwight suggested, a wine bottle. The sprue was initially cut over sized, and then cut to length once all the induvidual 'rounds' had been glued to the foil - much easier and more accurate that way!
    Each round was individually painted, including the heads, and then the cases received a thin black strip to represent the top of the disintegrating link. They weren't perfect, it was time consuming, but they looked good enough once in place.
     
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    Many thanks for all suggestions.
    For this time I ordered those supplied by Symbionis Gmbh, it's also an opportunity to test a new supplier as I added something else to my order.
    As soon I'ready I will post photos of the gun (already made with the rounds belt.
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Alberto, I'm confused. AFAIK Symbionis Gmbh is a website and software company that provides payment resources for other on-line websites (thru PayPal).

    So who did you actually buy the ammo/belts from and how about a link to their stuff?
     
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    Yes, you are right, I got the confirmation from them but the supplier is JBModel.eu as suggested by kgambit
    Alberto
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. :)
     
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