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is there a way to make real looking bullet holes other then just drilling holes in the body... B)

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Thin the plastic from the inside with a Dremel, but go slowly so you don't melt through. When the plastic is close to scale thickness, use a either a scribing tool or other type of pointed tool to punch a hole through the thin plastic. You want the edges to bend inward just a little around the edges, so that it looks like the metal deformed as the bullet penetrated it, and it's best if the hole is not perfect but rather a little ragged. That's for an entry hole. An exit hole will look a little different, with the torn metal edge coming outward instead. Hope this helps. This is a common technique in military modeling, so you could do a Google search and find more info and tutorials.

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I saw some decals somewhere that looked pretty good. They were on a decal sheet but I'm sorry I don't remember which one.

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Thin the plastic from the inside with a Dremel, but go slowly so you don't melt through. When the plastic is close to scale thickness, use a either a scribing tool or other type of pointed tool to punch a hole through the thin plastic. You want the edges to bend inward just a little around the edges, so that it looks like the metal deformed as the bullet penetrated it, and it's best if the hole is not perfect but rather a little ragged. That's for an entry hole. An exit hole will look a little different, with the torn metal edge coming outward instead. Hope this helps. This is a common technique in military modeling, so you could do a Google search and find more info and tutorials.

And then a little chrome silver paint on the edge of the hole will make it look like a fresh hole.

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And then a little chrome silver paint on the edge of the hole will make it look like a fresh hole.

Or a sharpened silver pencil...another trick I learned from military & aircraft modelers

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Or a sharpened silver pencil...another trick I learned from military & aircraft modelers

That's good, too!

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Why would you want to do something more difficult than drilling a hole in a body?

Step one - drill appropriate sized hole in body.

Step two - use larger drill bit to add the dimple around the hole, without drilling though.

Step three - add a bit of silver from the end of a toothpick.

No heat needed, no dremel tool or decals.

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Happy to help. Its just cant be any simpler.

Thanks DW. It was a lot of fun to build.

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jim i think 9mm might be slightly outta scale...but thanks for the offer... B)

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