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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2012, 03:55:30 AM »

Great work on the hedgehog - this is going to be some build

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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2012, 09:28:28 PM »

One Hedgehog projectile compleated 23 more to assemble.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2012, 01:45:11 AM »

23 more compleated
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2012, 09:26:10 AM »

Gerry,You don't waste any time do you - lovely precise work.

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2012, 11:29:29 AM »

I just got back on. It must have been a very frustrating week for Martin and much appreciated from all of us. Here are a couple of pix of the finishes hedgehog.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2012, 01:01:18 AM »

...doesn't look the hedgehog I found in my front garden last year. {-)
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #81 on: March 23, 2012, 02:14:40 AM »

Here I just put this one togeather. How is this for a scale hedgehog.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #82 on: March 23, 2012, 02:22:00 AM »

I have started to build the 2pdr Qf Mk VIII pom-pom in single Mk VII mounting. Here are a couple of pix.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #83 on: March 23, 2012, 02:32:25 AM »

pmsl {-)
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2012, 11:28:49 PM »

Hi all,
 I got part way through building the 2 pdr gun and it just did not look right even with the drawings that state a scale I am using. So after taking measurments I find the gun was too small.
So into my scrap pile. Here are a couple of photos of the new build so far.   
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2012, 12:11:33 AM »

Looks much better.

John
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2012, 01:55:48 AM »

Yet again it does seem a shame to cover all that beautiful brass work with paint.

Geoff
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2012, 05:12:09 PM »

Wow!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #88 on: April 08, 2012, 06:48:36 PM »

Just popping in to say hello and rejoin the thread after the meltdown.
Keep up the good work ....... Ooh, the Hedgehog was a masterpeice

Dave
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #89 on: April 10, 2012, 03:11:05 PM »

Hi Martin,
 The reason he did not seem impressed is that he wants to clime on the boat and I keep putting him down.

how any lives does he have now then lol
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2012, 02:55:49 AM »

Hi again,
 I have been busy for a few days but I did get a bit of time on the build. I just have to finish off some more detail and build the ammo box. What I did do was order some photo etched gun sights. Here are the latest photos.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #91 on: April 18, 2012, 04:18:56 AM »

Here are a few more photos of the nearly compleated gun. I still have to the sights and paint.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #92 on: June 20, 2012, 06:55:04 PM »

Beautiful workmanship  :-))
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #93 on: June 20, 2012, 08:01:36 PM »

Just colour me green George, a deep deep green.

Dave
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2013, 12:56:51 AM »

I'm very envious of those who can work in brass, sadly I don't have the facilities, the hardware or know-how.

You make it look so easy... good work!  :-))
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #95 on: June 04, 2013, 02:34:23 AM »

Give brass a go.
It's not so hard to work.   I use a jewellers saw with blades from a jewellers suppliers that are very fine.   Size '0' to '2'   Buy plenty as they break quite easily.   Needle files, fine 6" file.
A good soldering iron is essential, 40 watt is usually enough.   25 watt ones for fine detail, but not essential.   I prefer to have a chisel point on one end of the 'bit' and a point on the other.   Just make sure that the iron has cooled before changing ends.   Ouch!!!  <:(
Paste flux on both surfaces and make sure they are very clean.  O0
Not to much solder or you will make blobs as it cools to rapidly.
Nice to have a lathe but I use a big electric drill in the vice for turning using a selection of files for shapping.   Don't buy K&S rod it is to "hard" to turn.   Elecrtical wholesalers can supply some sizes that are used for 'Earths' which I have found to be much "Softer"
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2013, 02:55:25 AM »

Here is a note from ggeorge on his chosen soldering/build accessories.......I agree with BrianB6.........give brass a go.....Derek
 
Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 08:10:51 PM

Hi Derek,
 I hope the photo will answer your question on the products I use. To sounder a joint I use the liquid flux and brush it on and then I will cut off a small piece of solder and place it on the joint. Now using a small butane torch I will heat the joint away from were I placed the solder and now the melted solder will flow towards the hotter area. If I have other solder joints close by that I am concerned of melting the solder I will soak a small piece of paper towel and place it on that joint. This may not be the best and easiest method of soldering brass but it works well for me. Enjoy your summer down under as we are having our typical Canadian winter.   
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #97 on: October 30, 2013, 11:06:47 PM »

Hi ggeorge

Just wondering how the build is progressing?
... Especially any new brass work  :}

Dave
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #98 on: October 30, 2013, 11:46:21 PM »

Yes George....where are you?.......I have just realised the significance of your 1948 half penny piece {-)  ..... I managed to find  an Australian 1954 half penny for my wife [in a curio store in Hahndorf ....Adelaide hills].......but have never found a 1949 minted piece for myself.......... >>:-( <*< ....Derek 
 
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #99 on: October 31, 2013, 12:19:19 AM »

Here is a note from ggeorge on his chosen soldering/build accessories.......I agree with BrianB6.........give brass a go.....Derek
 
Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 08:10:51 PM

Hi Derek,
 I hope the photo will answer your question on the products I use.

Hi
how are you brass-workers drilling 0.3 or 0.5mm holes in brass? I buy non-branded 6-8 hobby drill sets from hobby shops. The set ranges from .3mm to 2mm drills in .5 increments. If I try a tiny drill on brass, if it dosn't snap first, it blunts fairly quickly.

Am I buying cheap drills and a more expensive, better brand set will drill these holes? Or is it asking too much of what are one 'land'/'flute' drill bits?
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