Monday, March 29, 2010

Dreadnaught stretching part 2

I managed to finish off Brother Captain James' dreadnaught last night...

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I cut the aluminum tubes a little shorter and drilled completely through the knee so I could use a much longer central pin to be the major structure for every thing.

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Part of doing that included seperating the knee from the pelvis and drilling the holes in the penvis to receive the pin.

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I took some thick(ish) copper wire and wrapped it in very thin wire (red magnet wire) to recreate the hydraulic lines. You can see a finished leg here:
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The new hydro lines are glued into the holes i drilled previously where the original hydro lines were.

And both finished legs...:
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Mounted to the pelvis:
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And the finished Dreadnaught - about 3/16" taller:
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2 comments:

  1. Wow, those pics are HUGE...
    I need to make them smaller!

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  2. Too bad NATALIE - GATES- READ gave up SLY.
    Not so " macho" anymore.
    Not so much.." anything".
    PENN in NICE has ER with RICE.
    And TURNER - BERRIRO- FL- TOO.
    And GERMANY with BILL
    Got a QUEEN real NERVOUS with RICK!
    And it got to do with ESSO- SO- FF- " EF" - UNESCO?????????????????
    DEPCO- DISCO?

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