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I'm going to start putting my screaming skull catapault together soon, and it's pretty obvious that the metal is going to need pins in order to hold it together. However, I've never done pinning on this scale before so I don't know what I need to use for pins. What do other folks here use to pin their models? Do you actually buy a spool of metal at a particular gauge? Or do you chop the head off of straight pins? What is most effective. Thanks in advance.
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I normally just use paperclips, as they're pretty cheap and essentially the exact same thing as any other wire you can buy.
However, if you are putting a lot of weight onto a single pin (ie: an entire metal mini 'flying' over it's base) then I would reccomend buying some thin (1 or 2mm) Brass Rod.
Obviously you need to use the correct size drill bit, but that isn't particulaly taxing...
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Dear All Concerned,
Well, I think the most common answer here and in most places will be that many people just use normal paper clips pieces as pins for their models!
Unless you plan on taking it apart after painting (which I couldn't see why you would) you should also fill the gaps with a bit of Green Stuff for extra hold.
Hope this helped!
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