B-25, PE .50cal barrels

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    So I have these Eduard .50 cal barrels. Flat piece of PE. Thoughts on how to roll them into a tube. Thanks
     
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    Mouse pad and a tiny drill bit. Roll it back and forth, it will turn it into a tube
     
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    Wow! Thanks Meatloaf. You have been a big help on several questions.
     
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    :pottytrain4:
    Actually, I've been house-broke for a year or two now.
    It's hitting my mouth with food that I have trouble with. A good deal of it usually ends up in the face fur.
     
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    Well then, roll it into a tube and feed that way!
     
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    The food or the beard?
     
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    Ah, that's up to you Paul, and could depend on what flavour the beard is .....
     
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    Hey, Terry,
    Let me know what you do there. That sounds like an interesting dilemma.

    Paul, hmmmmm, not too sure about that one. Maybe something by Hoover?

    Dale
     
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    Fortunate for me Annie keeps picking the food outta my gaot-tee before it hardens and is impossible to chew off.
     
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    Would be good to see pictures of the flat bits of brass with updated pictures showing the end result of the barrels.
     
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    Don't you mean "Old Goat" tee?
    Just Sayin!
     
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    Couldn't get an acceptable barrel out of 4 trys. Maybe, if I could have found the exact drill bit size I needed. So I ordered Master-Model, Air Master barrels. They are amazing. Barrel with cooling sleeve to slip over it.
     
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    Yep, I've got some of their 1/32nd scale .303 Brownings - amazing!
    I often feel too much is attempted with PE, and trying to roll a piece of flat, perforated brass sheet into a tube to represent a cooling jacket seems to me beyond average capabilities in small scales, and not the best way to replicate the required item.
     
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    Perhaps I should have been more specific. It has always worked for me.
     
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    I do not doubt it. Like I said, maybe if I had the right bit...and was a few years younger ( steady hands and better eyesight) I could have done it.
     
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    Man, am I glad I missed that bullet!
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