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#1 Kaleb

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

I'm building in 1/8 scale, so that helps a little on size. So my question remains, where do I find the small screws and bolts for leaf springs and other things?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

I´ve found some very small at electronics stores.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

try Micro mart...



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

www.scalehardware.com

 

I was very pleased with their service and my order arrived within four days. Nothing but good things to say about Scale Hardware.  :)



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

They sell replacement sets for Pocher kits on eBay- just search for "Pocher screws".



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

www.scalehardware.com
 
I was very pleased with their service and my order arrived within four days. Nothing but good things to say about Scale Hardware.  :)

Real good service

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Try Micro Fasteners. They're in Lebanon, NJ. They have stuff down to 0-80 size.

Sam



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Thank you for the replies I will check each of them out.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

http://www.microfast...roducts/MSC.cfm

 

http://www.jimorrisc...ing-screws.html

 

http://scalehardware.com/

 

http://www.amazonsup...521/ref=gn_fa_s

 

also Machined Aluminum Specialties has 000-120, but i don't have a good link for it.

 

and try RB Motion - but i can't keep a current link for them



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

I've been following alot of big scale builds for some of my upcoming builds and got curious as to where you guys are getting all these tiny nuts, bolts and screws?

Any one with any input, please give me the details. who has them how are they bought (bulk or per piece), how many sizes are there...any thing else you can think of.

 

You guys are really knocking these builds out of the park and the detail that just a small bolt gives to a build is making alot of difference..

Thanks in advance..steve



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

R B MOTION.....

SCALE HARDWARE....

MICRO FASTENERS

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

R B MOTION.....

SCALE HARDWARE....

MICRO FASTENERS

WOW, these are some awsome sites (all saved in fav's). I'm blown away by the selction of items available.

Thanks for the links.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

NO PROBLEM,

SOME OF THAT STUFF CAN GET PRETTY PRICY, I WAS GOING TO TRY USING HEX STOCK FROM EVERGREEN OR PLASTRUCT

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

NO PROBLEM,

SOME OF THAT STUFF CAN GET PRETTY PRICY, I WAS GOING TO TRY USING HEX STOCK FROM EVERGREEN OR PLASTRUCT

That was also my thought, the prices. I was trying to see if they just had a grab bag of odds and ends, they don't.

Hex stock, see i never thought of that. good idea and an add-on to that maybe i could drill a small hole on one side and glue a small piece of a pin in it then drill and glue it to my build...

Thanks for the suggestion..



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

I may end up doing the same, unless I absolutely need the screws. One of my largest problems is that I was to "bolt" the wheels on. I'm not sure on how to about doing that with the kit wheels.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

I may end up doing the same, unless I absolutely need the screws. One of my largest problems is that I was to "bolt" the wheels on. I'm not sure on how to about doing that with the kit wheels.

 

They do make micro-sized nut drivers for the micro nuts, too. I recall seeing them at Scale Hardware when I bought my stuff.

 

Buying the real micro nuts/bolts or photoetched nuts is more expensive, but just like round of square styrene, hex styrene rod isn't always perfectly extruded, and cutting it in perfectly even lengths (say you need 20 open-ended lug nuts) is something which will try almost anyone's patience, especially in 1/25-1/24 scale.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

aha; finally got a working link: http://www.rbmotion.com/

 

a little confused what the OP is asking: real nuts & bolts of something which represents nuts & bolts?

 

if you just want a casting, or to mix and match, Grandt Line makes 'em by the tree:

 

http://grandtline.co...gmentables.html



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

It's for 1/8 scale. I'm looking for real nuts and bolts for the wheels and a few other parts as well. Some stuff will get the hex stock.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Scale Hardware.  I've used their products to detail a few slot cars with amazing results.  Amazing results and amazing service.