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Capt. H. Viscount
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« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2011, 08:51:54 pm »

That staircase is a masterpiece, rather like the rest of it actually! Marvellous work sir, I look forward to seeing it finished.
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« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2011, 09:16:26 pm »

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


Well, thank you for noticing!

Wink

That staircase is a masterpiece, rather like the rest of it actually! Marvellous work sir, I look forward to seeing it finished.


Oh, now you're just making me big headed!


Added a handrail, so the LEGO man can ascend without fear.

(All that bloody soldering without the darn thing unfolding! Fun)
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« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2011, 09:20:21 pm »

Health and safety run amok, not only a hand rail, but your Lego farmer is wearing a safety helmet.
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« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2011, 09:27:35 pm »

Health and safety run amok, not only a hand rail, but your Lego farmer is wearing a safety helmet.

No, that's just his hair.

But as it's moulded plastic, it'd probably serve the same purpose.
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« Reply #79 on: October 19, 2011, 09:29:51 pm »

Health and safety run amok, not only a hand rail, but your Lego farmer is wearing a safety helmet.

I believe, that is his hair looking rather odd - small wonder, given the unpractical size of the comb he's holding!

But the staircase is a work of art!  Smiley
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« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2011, 06:52:04 am »

To quote the good Capt. Dirigible: NOW you're just showing off!

Seeing how thin those handrails are you must be a VERY patient man, I really am in awe of your work!

I humbly salute you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #81 on: October 21, 2011, 05:50:18 am »

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« Reply #82 on: October 21, 2011, 11:00:59 pm »

I tried to build a spiral stair once and failed miserably. I can, however, draw one in perspective and that's not a job for the faint hearted...
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« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2011, 11:15:11 pm »

I tried to build a spiral stair once and failed miserably. I can, however, draw one in perspective and that's not a job for the faint hearted...

funny thing is, I can build a spiral staircase, but I don't think I could draw one...


Smiley
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« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2011, 01:36:17 am »

Holy Brass Crap,that is utterly freakin' amazing!!!

You came up with that design etch?! Not that I don't believe you-it's just...wow,I love really creative and skilled people(I work around a bunch of do-nothings all day long).

This is going to get more awesome Smiley
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« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2011, 04:34:29 pm »

  Photo-etching in brass is not dreadfully difficult...MicroMark sells kits with instructions.
  It DOES involve some toxic chemicals, so read and heed the safety briefings! They sell a kit for international distribution without the chemicals, since international post has issues with shipping them.

  And another example of your gorgeous model-craft, Doktor! Every time I see one of your model threads I get inspired to try one myself...
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« Reply #86 on: October 23, 2011, 11:04:57 pm »

Did someone say 'toxic chemicals'?
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« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2011, 12:22:11 am »

Remember children, exposure to toxic chemicals does not lead to superpowers, it merely leads to major organ failure and cancer.
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« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2011, 01:38:57 am »

Remember children, exposure to toxic chemicals does not lead to superpowers, it merely leads to major organ failure and cancer.

Yeah, just tell that to the Toxic Avenger or The Swamp Thing. (Your Heroes May Vary)
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« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2011, 03:01:50 am »

Sorry,not the actual etching part(been here long enough to know 'bout that technique Wink),but the engineering of the staircase from a 3d to a 2d form-coming up w/that & having it work is awesome!!!
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« Reply #90 on: October 24, 2011, 03:45:22 am »

I tried to build a spiral stair once and failed miserably. I can, however, draw one in perspective and that's not a job for the faint hearted...

funny thing is, I can build a spiral staircase, but I don't think I could draw one...


Smiley

opposite problem, here. Somehow I think your combo is the more useful...
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« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2011, 01:23:12 pm »

...............................

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« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2011, 01:08:14 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


I have had a vision of a flatpack spiral staircase kit, laser cut from a single sheet of steel. Just fold along the dotted lines, insert the central pole, add the handrail supports and you are done. I have always wanted to make a spiral stair, and now I see the light: get one laser cut from 1/8" steel, and just fold it up. If you need more than 1 turn, add more sections as required. Maybe I should use the powers of my Giant LaserTM for good, not evil.
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« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2011, 01:36:05 am »

Health and safety run amok, not only a hand rail, but your Lego farmer is wearing a safety helmet.


No, that's just his hair.

But as it's moulded plastic, it'd probably serve the same purpose.
Probably both.
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« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2011, 03:49:21 am »

Did you say three legs?
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« Reply #95 on: October 30, 2011, 04:51:06 am »

I always love your models Dok, and I have to add my praise in here. I am absolutely blown away by the spiral staircase (and the addition of the LEGO minifigure really brings it to the level of art). I can't wait to see more progress pics!
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« Reply #96 on: March 11, 2012, 07:32:31 pm »

What news, Dok?

Has it run off?
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« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2012, 08:29:41 pm »

No, just dragging it's heels.

All three of 'em.
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« Reply #98 on: March 12, 2012, 08:11:33 pm »

i wonder could sink ball valves be substituted for the custom joints?

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« Reply #99 on: March 12, 2012, 08:40:19 pm »

Really cool..... but the first photos made me think of Girl Genius type
small robots.....
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