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 #24417  by TIE1138
 Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:19 am
Made the Trigger Guard tonight. 12mm x 1.6mm aluminium flat I had in the garage. I might make one from thicker material at some stage so as to be more authentic. Just needs to be painted and that is one item finished.
After bending the guard to shape using pliers and my fingers. Material was thin enough to do this.
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Closeup 2
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Closeup 1
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Finished guard side 1
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The finished guard side 2
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 #24420  by TIE1138
 Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:54 am
Thanks Oota. Well, I got a length of 12mm x 3 mm flat today, so will make a proper guard at some stage.
 #24438  by Armante
 Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:05 am
Outstanding work, thanks for sharing. The greeblies and power cylinders look amazing!
 #24440  by TIE1138
 Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Thanks Armante. The Power Cylinders are Ootas casting.
 #24441  by TIE1138
 Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:11 pm
I got some 3mm flat the other day and cut to size and shaped using a round wood rasp a flat file and some sandpaper, and the difference is easy to see. Looks a lot better. Hope you can see it in the photos.
With primmer added
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Test fit 1
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After shaping and comparing to the 1.5mm guard
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Side by side.
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 #24442  by badges2nz
 Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:02 am
Really nice work there nick
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 #24443  by badges2nz
 Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:02 am
Really nice work there Nick
 #24445  by TIE1138
 Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:59 am
Thanks badges. Here is a pic of some of the tools I use for my work.
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 #24486  by TIE1138
 Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:26 am
More pics of the trigger assembly with Grip
Fitting Detail
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Test fitted the trigger group into the grip that I bought from overseas
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Inserted bushings to the holes
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