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easy way to make spent brass.
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 05:42 AM UTC
i was messing around with some old screen from a window and i thought . hey this could work for spent 1/35 brass.

step 1. get some screen , this is the nylon(?) not the metal screen

step 2 . cut a vertical string as close as you can to the horizontal sring

step 3. cut off the short horzontal strings . 30 spent rounds

i think if you paint the screen first it work beter.
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 06:33 AM UTC
That is simple and cool idea. A very easy way to make several spent rounds without too much effort.

A person could cut several strings, paint them brass, and then cut off the individual casings and end up with one end of the casing being black giving it a good representation of a spent round.

Neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 07:26 AM UTC
very clever a great tip


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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 07:28 AM UTC
Really neat idea. I use old computer CPU's, I cut the brass prongs off with a motor tool get about a hundred per CPU. I get the processor from a repair shop in town. They'er happy to get rid of the old ones. Anyway another option. I think your's is better.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC
That's a very interesting idea, will be giving it a try.
Thanks for sharing.
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 08:42 PM UTC
Now, if you can come up with an easy way of making "spending" brass.....
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 03:18 AM UTC
Easier method, just cut thin brass wire to desired leagnth. No muss or fuss of painting small stuff and good to go.
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 04:25 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads up. You can never have enough spent brass? Cheers Geraint