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Old 12-02-2019, 05:33 PM
smallcraftmaster smallcraftmaster is offline
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Lockheed L188 cockpit in 1:12

The detail is daunting, but the journey starts with the first step. I chose what appeared to be the most challenging, scores of toggle switches less than two millimeters long. Lucky right out of the gate, I found them in my scale, made for model cars. CNC machined from steel, exact in every way but not cheap at half a dollar each, I went all in and ordered two hundred. Too small to handle on their own, I cut two hundred short lengths of one sixteenth diameter aluminum tubing, made a small jig out of acrylic and JB Welded every one of the toggles into the tubes. Took me two weeks. I lost half a dozen.
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