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What can I do with a real sterling? My Bapty Project!

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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:

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The ready Template:

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Now, made the mold. You can always use lego :dancing-trooper:

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The release agent did not work, so I had to cut the mold apart.

 

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Then, the first casting attempt....

We did not know how the metal reacts, so i wear protective clothing (Motorcycle clothes, Fireman helmet and Gloves) :duim:

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The first try ...

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Nice, but not good ...

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Not good enough ..

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Second try and good enough for us ...

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Final assembly  :headphone:

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Next step, is to built the grip. I must study some pics and then the same than here ... make a template, make a mold .......

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This is nothing short of amazing, well done. :yes:

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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.

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Whoa...this is going to be an awesome project! I already like what you've done so far bro'! My compliments :duim:

 

 

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Today I finished the template for the mold.  First half of silicone is casted.

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Grip is Ready ...
In the next days, i will install it.

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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 ...

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Fantastic work, it's really coming along. Keen to see more progress

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Some work on the Scoperail and the Grip with Trigger Guard.

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T-Stripes & Loading Lever ...

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Almost finished. I need some good Powerzylinders. i think, i will buy it by Fieldmarshal.

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Some details ...

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Hi, i use "Revell Color Stop". You apply it before paint. And after paint i use a wirebrush.

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Now with Powerzylinders ....

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