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  1. A few weeks ago, I bought a real sterling, thinking of building a bapty. However, my son and I (it's always a double project, we always build double) wanted to try it with real parts. That means - grip and rear end made of metal. Not easy, we soon noticed. What metal to take? Pewter and Plumb? To soft. Aluminum? High melting point. We will do it in the garden ... Our alternative: ZAMAC. A mixture of tin, copper, aluminum and magnesium. Melting Point: 340°C - thats OK. Next Problem: The mold. After some research, special silicone for high temperatures. Maintains six to seven casting cycles. Ok, so let´s go. First, i cut the rear end of the sterling ... I took the mass from the picture, that I have increased to 1: 1. From the rear end, I made the template:
  2. Some work on the Scoperail and the Grip with Trigger Guard.
  3. The problem is, i can do 6 or 7 peces, before the mold is ruined. From the rear end and I could make six copies. For a new mold + material, each rear end costs 60 - 70 € . Thats expensive. It is an experiment ...
  4. Grip is Ready ... In the next days, i will install it.
  5. Today I finished the template for the mold. First half of silicone is casted.
  6. Sunday afternoon, nice weather, best time to stand in the cellar ... Aome work on the grip for the mold template and drill the holes in the rear end.
  7. Next step, is to built the grip. I must study some pics and then the same than here ... make a template, make a mold .......
  8. Second try and good enough for us ...
  9. Then, the first casting attempt.... We did not know how the metal reacts, so i wear protective clothing (Motorcycle clothes, Fireman helmet and Gloves) The first try ... Nice, but not good ...
  10. Now, made the mold. You can always use lego The release agent did not work, so I had to cut the mold apart.
  11. Congratulations Andy!!
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    Td22226 requesting deployment

    Great! Don´t forget the Pics without the Backpack and finally one full pic with the changes (Pauldron, wire on T-Tracks)
  13. Here i will show pics from my TD-Troops (most time with my Son TD-22997): First Troop: Birthday of a Boy - 20.10.2016
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    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    41. Wedding surprise, Leipheim, 22.09.18
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    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    40: "Fiction trifft Realität", Museum Speyer, 29.09.18
  16. bigwam

    Td22226 requesting deployment

    Mark, sorry, i have´nt seen that this are two plastic cups. All ok. Thanks for the strapping pics, yes - it´s the best fit for the Breast Plate. This Canvas Pouch is better than the leather pouch. Change the wires against ONE wire on each track and show me the disk over the grip and all is good. bigwam
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    Td22226 requesting deployment

    Hi Mark and welcome to the MEPD, thank you for your interest in becoming an MEPD deployed officer. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Mark Greensmith Legion ID: TD-22226 Forum Name: wowwookie1 Garrison: UK Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check *additional comments* You can get rid of the mesh behind the teeth area as it isn´t screen accurate. Nice work on the helmet. RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: show me some pics from the shoulder straps b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: it looks better, when ypu put the breastplate a little bit down. If it is possible - do it. k. strapping system: show me some pics from the straping system l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: i´m not happy with the leather pouch on the shoulder. This is not screen accurate. Letaher only for stolla. For this style, please canvas. I know, the CRL´s are not exactly in the statement, but this style was never used in leather. v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR pending Backpack a. details: cups?? Rubber and plastic?? b. weathering: check *additional comments* Is this right? Is one cup made of plastic and the other a rubber made? RESULT ON BACKPACK pending Weapon a. details: show me some pics of the wire and the disk b. weathering: check RESULT ON WEAPON pending Mark, some little work for you, but only easy work. You are on the right way to became an Police Officer. Best Regards bigwam
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    Td22226 requesting deployment

    Hi Mark, i will start your Review asap. Thanks for your patience. bigwam