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Author Topic: Three Legs are better than Two  (Read 38250 times)
mark V
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where's the firing shovel

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« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2011, 10:22:49 pm »

hmmm any excuse to play with chains .... well it would need to be chained down for safety in case of accident  M 
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« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2011, 10:24:31 pm »

The whole process is made much easier by buying your Cavorite from a reputable supplier, who will provide it in a properly made tin with the label inverted and the lid on the bottom to begin with.

Now if that aint a cue for a build, then I don't know what is.

hmmm any excuse to play with chains .... well it would need to be chained down for safety in case of accident  M 

With a lead weight as an anchor...

By Jove, I think we've got it!

Cheesy
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« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2011, 10:44:41 pm »

Herr Döktor, as always, I am loving your creation of awesome things from very humble starting points. Just be careful with the Cavorite paint. It's a devil to get out of ceilings.
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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2011, 12:17:33 am »

The whole process is made much easier by buying your Cavorite from a reputable supplier, who will provide it in a properly made tin with the label inverted and the lid on the bottom to begin with.

Now if that aint a cue for a build, then I don't know what is.


hmmm any excuse to play with chains .... well it would need to be chained down for safety in case of accident  M 


With a lead weight as an anchor...

By Jove, I think we've got it!

Cheesy


Gentlemen. I think we could be on to something here!!

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mark V
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where's the firing shovel

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« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2011, 12:33:49 am »

I see you have your can already   M
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« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2011, 10:23:27 pm »

Another fantastic looking project there Herr Docktor!

For deployable ladders I'll throw out the fancy dandy Boeing Air Stair. It's slow, but makes a large ladder emerge from a small hole. With pop up rails!


Using the esteemed gentleman's post as inspiration, I have made this:


Which folds up and slides into the sphere, into a small hatch below the door:





Smiley

PS: This little bit of brass etching is going to be a part of this:


Wink
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barb dwyer
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Same planet ~ different world


« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2011, 11:29:48 pm »

too cool.

it still looks like marty the martian
and his faithful companion
are going to come out ....

pretty etching!
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« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2011, 08:26:51 pm »

Had to get some brass rod and tube before I finished folding and soldering the etching, giving me this:


A scale model of a spiral staircase, with a passing LEGO farmer to give you some idea of scale.

This is how the lower deck/engine room will connect to the main cabin, just have to add a handrail!

Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2011, 08:31:40 pm »

That's the best yet, Dok!!!!!!!

You swine!!
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« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2011, 08:34:54 pm »

If someone had shown me this picture a year ago, and said "you'll be doing this soon, and it'll only cost about £40 in equipment, and a bag of salt!" I would not have believed them!

I blame Steampunk for forcing me to try new things and test myself!

Cheesy
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« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2011, 08:38:30 pm »

You're  'Worth your salt.'
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« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2011, 10:11:50 pm »

You really need to build something like this in a glass dome.
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« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2011, 11:02:34 pm »

If someone had shown me this picture a year ago, and said "you'll be doing this soon, and it'll only cost about £40 in equipment, and a bag of salt!" I would not have believed them!

I blame Steampunk for forcing me to try new things and test myself!

Cheesy

Course, when we was kids, we only 'ad twenty quid and 'alf a bag o' salt.
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« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2011, 11:06:59 pm »

Ah but back then 20 quid was worth something, and salt was real salt, not these new fangled low sodium alternatives.

I was thinking Herr Doktor, a Steampunk Bottle City of Kandor.
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« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2011, 11:13:24 pm »

When I say 'salt', it were more like a bag o' pork scratchin's.

And you should build a glass dome with a brass spiral staircase round the outside as a viewing platform for very small visitors.
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« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2011, 12:05:34 am »

When I say 'salt', it were more like a bag o' pork scratchin's.

And you should build a glass dome with a brass spiral staircase round the outside as a viewing platform for very small visitors.

You had pork scratchings, luxury! We had to make do with a bag of broken glass and considered ourselves lucky.!
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« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2011, 01:58:44 am »

When I say 'salt', it were more like a bag o' pork scratchin's.

And you should build a glass dome with a brass spiral staircase round the outside as a viewing platform for very small visitors.

You had pork scratchings, luxury! We had to make do with a bag of broken glass and considered ourselves lucky.!

Oooh a bag o' broken glass, we used t' dream abou' e'en one piece of brok'n glass, we 'ad t' hav' a thinly sliced piece o' ice fro' puddle b'tween 75 o' us an' woe b'tide us if 'e didn't mak' it las' all yer...!
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2011, 07:41:28 am »

Sir,

For lack of better words: That's STUNNING!  Shocked
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« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2011, 08:02:27 am »

Had to get some brass rod and tube before I finished folding and soldering the etching, giving me this:


A scale model of a spiral staircase, with a passing LEGO farmer to give you some idea of scale.

This is how the lower deck/engine room will connect to the main cabin, just have to add a handrail!

Smiley


Herr Döktor, that spiral staircase is possibly the single most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time.

Deepest respect, Sir!

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« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2011, 12:30:43 pm »

I have subscribed. 

Dok: could you post a link to a tutorial for how to do brass etching with that material? 

I have a friend who uses a photo enlarger for the task and it definitely cost him more than the 40pounds/equivalent in USD.

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« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2011, 01:07:48 am »

That is absolutely amazing.  This just keeps getting better.  I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.
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TVC15
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Extremely hazardous...have some?


« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2011, 01:49:34 am »

Imagine what the Dok could do if he had half a brain. Grin
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« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2011, 03:04:57 am »

Imagine what the Dok could do if he had half a brain. Grin

I once decided i wasn't smart enough and made a ceramic brain sculpture to compensate.  It went well. 
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« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2011, 10:53:44 am »

Dok: could you post a link to a tutorial for how to do brass etching with that material?


Link to a very good tutorial:

http://steampunkworkshop.com/altoid-etch.shtml

And the most expensive part of the process was buying a second hand laserjet printer for just under £30, courtesy of eBay.

Smiley

Imagine what the Dok could do if he had half a brain. Grin


If I had half a brain, I'd probably keep it in a jar....
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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2011, 12:48:01 pm »

Herr Doktor..re: the spiral staircase...now your just showing off!
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