front doors get mounted with Vario hinges. Rather than just glue
them on, I wanted them to be strong, so I used screws from the Align
450 heli, grinding them off where they protrude out the back.
More sanding, and a little more putty
here and there. For the larger voids, Evercoat Metal glaze, a
2-part system is the best, but for the smaller pinholes Squadron Green
putty is certainly handier!
You can see below, the neodymium
magnets being installed in the frame with Evercoat and epoxy.
There are matching magnets in the doors, making them open and close
perfectly. These magnets are so strong, it is difficult to separate
them to use, and if they get within 6 inches of each other.....
snap! I have a few shattered magnets from this mistake. KJ
Magnetics sells these N-52 grade magnets with a warning, as the larger
ones can break fingers if they get loose!
The slides for the large
rear doors (only the bottom one is visible above) were fashioned by
simply taking 1/8 x 1/4 rectangular brass tubing, and cutting the slide
opening channel on my wonderful table saw from Byrnes Model
Machines. (See the links section for more on this)