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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:43 am 
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I found a great use for all those AA and AAA batteries that have died....i use them inside my larger models for nose weight....i use one of each inside the StrawberryBitch i am building... :D :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:09 am 
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Great idea Possm. I just used 3 full sticks of hot glue in the nose of my B-29.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:52 am 
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i moved this to the right forum.....it will be deleted soon from this one
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Whew! I was wondering what sort of nose weight I would need for a lighthouse. :oops: :lol:

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A full 2 gallon can of kerosene


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An' make sure you trim th' wick and clean th' glass!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:44 am 
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Hey, Possum,

Haven't you ever seen an old battery swell up, rupture, and leak nasty goo all over the place? The best place for old batteries is in the trash or at some place that collects that kind of junk.

Use rocks or fishing sinkers or scraps of plastic sprue from old plastic kits or something else that's inert.

Bob the blueeyedbear

[I learned about leaky dead batteries the some D-cells ruined by only flashlight when I was a kid.]

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BB's. Fix 'em with white glue.
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 Post subject: Re: NOSE WEIGHT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:37 pm 
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How do you use BB's? Most are bigger than your models. :P

On a related note, I just aquired 2 full boxes of lead musket balls that my Dad was getting ready to throw away because the gun that used them is no longer fireable (barrel cracked :shock:) So my nose weight issues have been taken care of for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: NOSE WEIGHT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:07 pm 
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C'mon man! Just because I'm going to use poppy seed as cannon balls for the War of Northern Aggression ironclad I'm getting ready to build ...

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Poppy seeds? Gonna use large bore cannons on your ships? I figured dust mites would work better :P

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 Post subject: Re: NOSE WEIGHT
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I prefer the fishing sinkers :) I buy the one that look like prop spinners. :wink: I agree, I hope the battries don't start leaking :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: NOSE WEIGHT
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Me, I use .177 cal airgun pellets. Fits down the fuselage of a 1/144 Mig-21 just perfect!

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