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 #24381  by TIE1138
 Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:44 am
Here are some pics of the Barrel build.
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The Breech Disc in temporary position too get the barrel length. Once the Blaster is finished you most probably won't see this again.
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Putting the Nozzle End in the tube to see how it looks.
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Applying a coat of Superglue to seal the timber
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Nozzle End and Breech Cap
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Nozzle End after turning on Blaxmyths Wood Lathe
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 #24382  by TIE1138
 Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:46 pm
Some more pics of what I have done recently.
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Cut the heads off a couple of Screw Cap Screws ready to glue in place on the Nozzle End
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Made the spring by bending some 1.6g Tie-Wire round a piece of dowel and then spreading the coils the same distance apart.
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Drilled the holes in a piece of 4.75 thinline and then drew the circle that would be the finished dsic size.
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Sling Clip housing
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Did this drawing so I could get the dimensions right for the barrel components
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 #24392  by TIE1138
 Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:57 am
These images are from today. It's coming together nicely. :)
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Turning up the cocking lever from 12mm aluminium rod on Blaxmyths wood lathe
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Used thin solder here
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Painted and glued between the cylinders
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Small dowel cut to size and glued together
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 #24395  by Blaxmyth
 Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:21 am
Brilliant details on the little greeblies that go on the Hengstler. Very nice.
 #24396  by oota goota
 Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:46 am
wow man you are a scratch building beast! I better hurry up and cast up a stock before you make one :p
 #24403  by TIE1138
 Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:06 am
Thanks Oota. Don't worry about a grip as I am going to scratchbuild one. Here are more pics of the finished Cocking Lever.
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Closeup of the Lever.
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Forward shot of bolt and Lever
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Bolt forward with spring in view.
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Lever and the Bolt
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Cocking lever test fit
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 #24404  by Blaxmyth
 Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:56 am
That aluminium tape is a really great match for the cocking lever.
 #24409  by TIE1138
 Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:30 am
More picture up dates
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Making the trigger out of 6mm MDF
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Close up of the hole detail
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I decided to scratch build the Trigger Group and Grip housing all together. Starting with 12mm MDF inner.
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Things as they are so far
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Closeup of the Power Cylinders
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 #24416  by TIE1138
 Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 am
Thanks Guys. It's what I do.
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After cleaning up the edges with a file and sandpaper, I glued them to the MDF inner Core with Polyurathane adhesive.
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After it has been cut out. The scroll saw did a marvellous job. Beats doing it with a fretsaw. lol
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Placed a drawing I got from the Net on aluminium sheet ready to cut out on Blaxmyths Scroll saw
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The other side
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Trigger sealed and glued in position.
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