Medical syringes

Discussion in 'Questions on Kits, Decals, Tools and Pilots' started by DarrellC, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. DarrellC

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    I have to give myself injections, so I have a lot of syringes to discard. Has anyone come up with a use for them? Glue, excellerator, ect.
     
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    I once used syringes to transfer measured amounts of paint into a mixing cup, when mixing two or more colours together - might start doing it again when I start on my BoB collection, to ensure colour matches on models with the same or similar colours.
     
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    As they come in various sizes I use them for precise application of Glue and for measuring paints
     
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    Don't forget gun barrels
     
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    I thought about putting CA excellerant in one. Then you could hold the part and apply a small amount to set the CA. Didn't know how the glue would react to the syringe. I can see using fot gun barrels.
    Thanks
     
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    OK, I'm slow. Gun barrels?? I use cotton patches and wool swaps
     
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    Mike, I think they meant a small scale weapon barrel, not for cleaning the actual weapon! :lol:
     
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    Hahahahaha...or exhaust ports
     
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    A hypo needle is stainless and somewhat hard to work with, but could be a consideration where something like a pitot tube, gun barrel or strut/brace might be needed...
     
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    Great for zapping flies too! A quick squirt of liquid flak, and down goes the fly.
    Be advised though, that wives or girlfriends are normally not amused when they see paint splotches on the windows, curtains, wall, carpet ......
     
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    :laughing3: Good one Terry! Seeing as I use a 31 gauge needle I'm not sure they made aircraft weaponry that would scale to that small of a size. It would be smaller than a 22 caliber in 1/48.
     
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    I have plastic syringes and use when airbrushing, one for clean Tamiya thinner for paint mixing/thinning, and one for alcohol for cleaning my airbrush. This way I am minimizing my use of the expensive T thinner.
     
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    Anyone know what guage needle would be good for gun barrels?
     
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    Grau, thanks, I said I was slow. I use small syringes for thinner as well so my mental pic was of the syringe not the needle. Correct scale and physical form guns/barrels are available in resin. Think Terry posted some links a while back
     
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    The size of the syringe needle required for gun barrels would obviously depend on the weapon in question, and the scale it's being modelled in.
    For example, a 20mm cannon barrel, in full size, would be approximately 35mm to 40mm in diameter, depending on weapon type. So, in 1/48th scale for example, this would be 0.73 to 0.83 mm. In most cases, you'd probably get away with a 1 mm outside diameter needle in this instance.
     
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