Cutting brass sheet

glenwilson

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For the tank. I am building I want to make some smoke grenade launchers as the kit doesn’t have any. I have some thin brass sheet, about 0.5mm, to fabricate the mounting bracket and was wondering how you cut it. Are snips/scissors that jewellers would use, the best way and the file it to the required shape or use something like a Dremel with cutting blade or would a burr/grinding bit be more suitable?

Have searched and not found anything useful so was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
 

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Nice strong kitchen scissors are even better than snips but watch out for the cut edges, they will be very sharp (y)
 

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Scissors did the trick. They were a bit big and clunky but were good for now. I will see if I can get some smaller ones for more intricate cuts. Waiting for the epoxy to set before carrying on but like the look so far. Didn't have any suitably sized tubing so mocked these up and will be useful to practice on. Thanks for the advice - it was really useful.

In the final picture below the cutting mat is A2 sized so that give you an idea of the size of this thing. May need to do the King Tiger next! :D


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Lol. Saw Mötorhead at the Hamersmith Odeon. Support band was Ok but went to get a pint from the bar. Lemmy was playing the slot machine! Eventually stopped playing just as the band went on stage.
 

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(Just in case if somebody dont know that Coming Soon -thing yet, BF V had tank body customization almost 1,5 years "Coming soon" in Your Company menus. And when it finally arrived it was quite pathetic, just couple little details like shovels or sandbags here and there in most tanks.)