I am looking for hinges. Very small hinges. Hinges that can fold to 0 degrees and unfold to 180 degrees. Preferably 1/8? to ¼? wide. The arms really don?t matter as they will be cut/trimmed machined to size/shape.
I tried RC hinges but they don?t fold to 0 degrees.
Something like this but smaller and cheaper.
I have looked a bit but nothing is suggesting itself. Anyone see anything in a different endeavor (small woodworking projects, maybe) that might work?
Didn't AMT make something like this back in the day for accurizing their 1:25 auto line? I remember seeing these at my brick 'n' mortar years ago (and not so long ago as well). Actually, I found a number of sources by typing in "Hinges for model cars" to Google and doing a search. The first two took me to ePay and the next batch were instructional videos on how to make them yourself.
In the Dollar stores there will be small wood boxes with gold anodized metal hinges and a metal hasp. They function OK as hinges but are far from being sturdy or well finished. I am also curious as to what kind of wood the box is made from. There are other Made in China wood craft items made from the same stuff. Its light, balsawood-like but harder. Its quite easy to cut with a sharp knife. The color (darker) and grain is different from balsawood.
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I kinda give up the idea. I redid the hinges on the rear doors of the M55 so they looked better and had a wild hair about making the retraction arms workable. I have recovered my sanity and I?m just going to make it opened static. Gonna put a bit more detail into the arms though, I found that .060 plastic rod fits in 5/64 brass tube perfectly and I?m gonna trim the brass tube to look like the sleeves/stoppers. And just use a small piece of rod stock to replicate the appearance of the hinge.
This AMS thing is pretty irritating. And I don?t think of myself as advanced. Some things just look WRONG after looking at pictures. I wish I had more detail on the interior.
BTW, I think I actually may have some 8? projectiles in the Italeri Modern Battle Gear set I have, but I don?t see anything that looks like the powder bags. I don?t suppose you know size, shape and color or a good photos on the net?