GP7/9 Intake Screen Set #14860
These stainless steel intake screens are design for and intended to be used on Proto2000's GP7's and GP9's.
Each group of screens are one piece assemblies with the screens attached to a frame that represents the prototype
To add these screens to your model, you will need to remove the molded in plastic screens from the model.
Accomplishing this depends on the tools you have available. One method would be to use a #60 drill bit and go around
the edge of the screen drilling a series of holes. Make sure the holes are to the inside of the outer frame.
The plastic screens make it real easy to keep the holes in line.
Once you have all the holes drilled, if it didn't come out by it's self a straight edge blade around the edge should
allow the old screens come right out. A little file work around the opening to smooth it all out.The screen dividers
can also be removed. The hardest part of this conversion will be removing the molded on frames around the screen
openings. You will need a smooth and flat surface to apply these new grills to. Carefully carve and/or sand the
frames off, being careful so you don't damage any surrounding details. The new screens will be centered over your
cutouts and can be attached with a contact glue like Microscales Micro Bond, Barge glue or even RC plane canopy glue.
So far, there is nothing definite as far as releasing the brass, adjustable shutters intended to be installed behind
these screens. Experiments will continue but there is no time frame as when they will be ready. Another option
would be to use Evergreen Scale Models Clap Board Siding cut to fit. Or you could just leave them open for that see
through look and allow more sound to emanate out.
Proto2000 GP7 / GP9 intake screens set
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