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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.
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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.
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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
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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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