- 30/11/2020 at 14:43 #147724
Is there a company that sells clear rotor discs for 6mm, 1/300 scale miniature helicopters?
I need them for about 80 helicopters, so hope to avoid the time and tooling to make them myself. The models that I have with metal rotor blades haven’t held up well over the years, so I want to replace those, and add rotors to models that never had them.
I’ve searched around, but links from various game forums have been taking me to a lot of dead ends.
irishserb30/11/2020 at 15:42 #147726Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I couldn’t really find any either (though once I purchased from Hurlbat, whom is no longer around) so I ended up buying a couple of scrapbooking punches for my 1/600 helos, as well as using them to make clear disk bases for my 1/100 plastic railroad civilians.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/11/2020 at 18:40 #147736McKinstryParticipant
I also use scrap booking punches for both rotor disks and propellers. The punches aren’t expensive and cheap clear plastic such as virtually all blisters supply an infinite amount of raw material.
The tree of Life is self pruning.30/11/2020 at 22:15 #147738Don GlewweParticipant
This came to mind: clear protectors/caps/lenses for flashlights and such? …maybe camera filters? …something along the lines of cheap/meant-to-be-dinged/disposable?
Dunno…all the cheap flashlights in the house have such a disc, but buying 80 flashlights is obviously no solution.
my google fu is very weak so I didn’t come up with examples, but perhaps a talented search could find something?
https://brawlfactory.net/02/12/2020 at 02:02 #147757
Thanks for the ideas. I talked to my wife about scrapbook punches, and she also has a Scan & Cut that might do the job. I figure I’ll also look through some industrial supply catalogs for disks and lenses and whatnot to see what off the shelf options might be out there.
Thanks again.02/12/2020 at 09:13 #147771Rob HeathParticipant
i made my own , printed on acetate sheet and laminated and cut out20/12/2020 at 13:11 #148557
Thanks for sharing the PDF. Why did you need to laminate the sheet?
irishserb13/02/2021 at 16:53 #150919BravoSixParticipant
Irishserb, I have a bunch of 3mm scale Pico helos and I found that clear sequins work for both main rotor and smaller variants for tail rotors. Maybe something similar?
Fields of Fire:Reloaded - The Online Community for Vietnam Wargaming13/02/2021 at 17:40 #150921sangerinskiParticipant
check out madaxeman.com tim sourced some rotors last year and posted on his website13/02/2021 at 21:14 #150926madmanParticipant
I bought a few sets off this company a couple years ago. They show nothing available but maybe you can contact them. I seem to remember another internet site. Not much to go on but……..13/02/2021 at 22:52 #1509296mmwargamingParticipant
I’m a little late replying, but i made my own 3D designs and printed them out. I use rare earth magnets to glue to the helicopter so I can take them off for storage. Because they are plastic they are bendy so they are less likely to break.
My site http://6mm.wargaming.info/15/03/2021 at 12:09 #153897Rob HeathParticipant
it made the rotor disks a little more substantial and protected the print surface
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