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Old 03-28-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Lift the dot fastener ?

I'd like to find out where I can get or to make these to add to my Dragon ammo belt and canteen covers. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Re: Lift the dot fastener ?

Looks like you cut them out, paint and super glue in place? Or is there more to it? How does the post fit through the inside hole to secure the flap? Pretty decent fit?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Lift the dot fastener ?

Yep, you got the cut and glue part down right.

I don't try to make mine "functional" in the sense that I can glue them on gear and use them to snap closed like the 1:1 ones. In fact, I don't even drill out the hole and try to use a post. I drop a small button of plastic in the hole to mimic the post when I want to model a fastened LTD.

They are not "functional" in the sense they replicate the functions of the 1:1 item. They are a model representation. If you want them to function you will have to adapt them to your needs. I have thought of doing that, but never needed to so haven't. And on DML gear I toss the plastic posts that most DML gear uses. 9 times out of 10 I end up breaking those posts the first time try to open a pouch anyway
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Re: Lift the dot fastener ?

You can carefully shave down the stock Dragon post and make Steve's LTD's functional, that's how they were designed. You can use CA gel or fabric tack to glue them on.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:46 AM   #6
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Thanks Wayne, I stand corrected.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:57 AM   #7
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Re: Lift the dot fastener ?

Thanks guys. You've been helpful. I'll have to get a bunch of them. I need to get around to posting some of my figures. Not near as good as some of the work I see on here though. I've really learned a bunch from this site. Thanks again.

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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Re: Lift the dot fastener ?

Before Steve made his i got some from CVI back in the day. They are very similar and none fuctional. But I made mine fuctional using a tutorial from the sixth division way back when. You might get luckly and still find it there.
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