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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for an update on the flamethrower.

I've had time lately to get my head back into gear.

I'm hoping to keep up the momentum.

On my last job I had access to a milling machine. So I milled a flat on some hex steel bar. This is to hang the pony tank off.


To fit the hex bar I had to cut a hex shaped notch out of the main body.


Like so.


Here it is dry fitted. I will bolt it on first. Then hopefully have it welded in position.


I finally bought some silicone and fastcast so I could mould the details from the last post. Here are some of them.


And here trimmed and laid on the side panel.


So next I have to mold the Tamiya parts Pro-mod kindly sent me. These will be a two part mold and I hope to cast these in white metal.


More soon. I hope.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty Colin (like the use of Lego for your molds Wink )...crisp molding for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRILLIANT work Colin !
Love it !!!
(and I don't talk about that lego mold !)

Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks joberg and Fred for your comments.

I've had that Lego for over 20 years. Very useful for doing two part moulds.


I thought I would have a go at casting the Tamiya 8-RAD parts in white metal. It was a semi successful endeavor. The back came out well!


But the front not so well. It probably needs a centrifugal casting machine to capture the very small details.


So I reverted to Plan A which was fast cast. These were better. I may have another go at moulding them to see if I can get slightly better casts.


The moulding of the Hornby Pier however...


came out well.


Here's the forward right side detail taking shape. It's still a work in progress!


I'm aware I've been posting very similar updates of these side details lately. Today I finally glued them in position.


Detail of the rear left (upside down).


The right side.


I finally feel like I'm making progress again. Next job is to work out and fabricate the rest of the small details on the left side, underside and turn the pipe detail on the right side.

I also hope to make a start on the emitter.

More soon.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful update Colin...it's taking shape for sure Cool
Eager to see the next update!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you joberg.

Here's another update. I've made some good progress over the last few days.

To detail the panel which looks a bit like the mount for a tank track I used some panel pins, US bolts 2/56 (I think!) , a steel washer and some laser cut parts.


I drilled out the holes so I could mount the panel pins and bolts thru into the main body.


With everything in position it looks like this.


These are the Tamiya kit parts placed in position.


I turned up the bottom section of the pipe detail on the right side in fast cast.


The longer pipe I've turned up in aluminum. I need to turn the detail into this.


Here they are in position. Once I have the aluminum turned up I'll glue and blend it all together, then mould it.


These are the parts for the trigger mechanism.


I need to silver solder the trigger together and the mount it into the assembly.


I've made a start on the emitter.


I bored out the center to reduce weight.


Here it is mounted in position. I need to turn up and mill the end piece.


Finally here is a possibility for one of the underside details.


On a roll. Hopefully more soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"On a roll"...no kidding Shocked Excellent update there Colin. That emitter is scrumptious for sure! It's looking more and more like that flame thrower will be ready to cook some critters sooner rather than later Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks joberg.

Scrumptious and flamethrower in the same sentence! Is that right?

Here's a couple of overall shots.





Today I bolted the hex bar onto my internal structure so the tank hangs off it unaided now.

Also I tapped the steel flat which protrudes out of the back so I can bolt the rear tube in place. Acrylic at this stage but hopefully steel or aluminium by the time I'm finished.

I feel I need a mechanical fixing to secure the propane bottle in place. Maybe grub screws. The question is would I still need to put the Gaffer tape on to be screen accurate!? I suppose it's added detail!

In need to plan a bit now before I can make much more progress with the construction. But I hope to keep on a roll.

It's getting really really heavy. I'm aware that every time I put it down something might ping off! There is the second tank and Nostromo ariel to go on yet.

Getting there but still a way to go.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY scrumptious indeed!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Starrigger.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Starrigger.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't mind having that weapon in my collection Colin Cool
As for scrumptious and flame thrower in the same sentence...you'll have to forgive me; I was hungry at the time
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you joberg.

This will be my last update for a while. I need to plan and start new bits to move forward.

But here's where I'm at. I silver soldered the triggers together and assembled the trigger mechanisms. They need a bit of packing to level the levers in line with the grips. I was happy with how they turned out.



I added some K&S tube (to run the bolts through), giving the assembly a bit more strength.



More soon...

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Seems solid to me Colin and those trigger mechanisms are a beauty Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW Colin, amazing progress on this flamethrower !!!!!!!

Shocked

It begins to look like the real thing... BRAVO !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Fred.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2CoWme1zU

Anyone got £35,000? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that link Toa Quarax.

Really useful little film. I may have to go and see it if I can.

Thanks for sharing.

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There's tons of pictures here: http://propstore.auctionserver.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/10/lot/1255/
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