Thanks for your comments guys.
The build can only be as good as the design - a good designed model can be built pretty well by anyone with mediocre skills - so praise must go to the designer - Corey...
For the majority of holes I use a Japanese Screw Punch, bought from Ebay for about £10 (aprox $15) - do a search for 'screw punch' and it'll pick up those currently available. Its versatility and uses have been discussed previously on this forum and, after having struggled to make good holes of this size, I went ahead and bought one – after my knife, it’s probably the most used tool I have! It comes with six different size hole punches – 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm. To make sure the hole is centred in the finished piece it’s best to punch a hole in a scrap piece of card first, then use that as a template, placing it over the spot you want to punch out. By doing that you’re pretty certain that the hole punch will be guided correctly – particularly handy when punching holes close together as in the view ports on the Macon. For any holes smaller than 1.5mm I use a pin vice drill which has a variety of bits ranging from 0.3mm to 1.6mm.
Corey – hope the email was clear enough regarding the few build issues to correct? Looking forward to the next Macon build!
Shawn P Dymond
"When a habit begins to cost money....it's called a hobby."