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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good so far!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clean up looks like it's gone well! How much drilling & tapping is left?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Looking very good so far!


Thanks Very Happy


veektohr wrote:
Clean up looks like it's gone well! How much drilling & tapping is left?


I still need to do some on the two handles and most exciting: the barrel...

From experience the barrel is a bit tricky to drill and tap... not something you should do late in the evening being tired etc.... so I'll save it for the weekend...

This kit really is much fun working with, you get to know EVERY inch of this prop, which is very cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the small side screws, mark the dill points well, then center punch them, THEN START straight get the hole started THEN turn the barrel slowly and watch out for bending the drill bit until you are now drilling at the angle you need..I do the big screw for the ammo housing first and with it in in the barrel turn it until it is level with the dill table...straight out the side..parallel to the dill table.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
On the small side screws, mark the dill points well, then center punch them, THEN START straight get the hole started THEN turn the barrel slowly and watch out for bending the drill bit until you are now drilling at the angle you need..I do the big screw for the ammo housing first and with it in in the barrel turn it until it is level with the dill table...straight out the side..parallel to the dill table.


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I would never have thought of that! Brilliant! Thanks, Rich Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is how I do them.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a tiny little hole on the receiver.... what's the best way to fill it up?

I can't get the damn solder to stick in the hole... any tricks?

I suspect my solder iron is too weak, it's only 15W...

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a mini-welding torch...

You need a very hot soldering iron..or soldering gun and some pure flux to clean the metal as you melt in the repair.

Didn't you request some extra metal for these??

You really need to use the same metal to repair that/any part that will remain metal.

On any painted part any body filler like bondo or glassing putty will work great.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for a really quick reply, Rich!

So if I melt some pewter with a torch...... how do I get it in the hole? Pour it? Or let it drip melt over the hole?

No, I didn't request extra metal, I think that was someone else. I have a lot of pewter (95% tin 4% antimony 1% copper)... think that will do?

racprops wrote:
I use a mini-welding torch...

You need a very hot soldering iron..or soldering gun and some pure flux to clean the metal as you melt in the repair.

Didn't you request some extra metal for these??

You really need to use the same metal to repair that/any part that will remain metal.

On any painted part any body filler like bondo or glassing putty will work great.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to heat the main body and melt the metal into it and both the new and old metal needs to melt together.

Can you work around this long enough for me to mail you some filler metal??

I find for a good matching finish you really need repair metal of the same maker and batch.

Other wise there is a good chance it will look different and show.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
You need to heat the main body and melt the metal into it and both the new and old metal needs to melt together.

Can you work around this long enough for me to mail you some filler metal??

I find for a good matching finish you really need repair metal of the same maker and batch.

Other wise there is a good chance it will look different and show.

Rich


Ahh! I see... Yes, of course! Just PM me about shipping costs, address etc. Very Happy I really don't need much extra metal, it's a tiny little hole...

Then I'll practice this technique on some other pewter scraps in the mean time...

Thanks again, Rich!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resend me you mailing address a couple pieces should go into envelope AOK.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test fitting slotted screw and binding post on side cover... the brass colored binding post looks so amazing! It's almost a shame painting it!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, you need to cut two slots near the ribs to make it accurate.

Look at the cast version I included with the kit.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
Nice, you need to cut two slots near the ribs to make it accurate.

Look at the cast version I included with the kit.

Rich


Thank you, Rich!

This is why I love this hobby... I've looked at the pictures of this blaster for hours and hours; this is my third build and fourth blaster all together, and I still never noticed that detail!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've discovered that building one of these blasters is a journey more than a destination...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it is insane, it looks like you use a little open end wrench to tighten it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go slow you can cut thought the thin shell and it looks crappy then, I cut about 10 of them and lost three...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kokanee wrote:
Yes, I've discovered that building one of these blasters is a journey more than a destination...


Yes, precisely Very Happy

racprops wrote:
Go slow you can cut thought the thin shell and it looks crappy then, I cut about 10 of them and lost three...


Good advice! Sounds a bit tricky... Thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Anders: yes, it's all worth it and damn...do I love that slotted screw Wink
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