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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2015, 09:26:26 pm »

So I went to the store to get chicken for dinner tonight.  In the same shopping center is a new store dealing in old toys.  I stopped in and found 5 lead figures that are the perfect scale for the airships and one other creature also perfect scale.  I think it decides the direction of the ship.  Basically it is a merchant vessel dealing in all sorts of goods from the small to the large. 

Here it is with the cargo bay door open and just the machinery and catwalk visible.


Here it is with its latest cargo.


Cargo door closed and ready for transport.  There will be glass over the door.
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2015, 10:51:08 pm »

Are the port and starboard telescopes still operational?
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2015, 11:28:39 pm »

Although the look like they are telescopes the two rocket thrusters are made from black powder horns with candle sticks welded on one end. They are adjustable (with a screw driver) allowing them to be pointed for added lift if need be.

Merchant ship with a little smuggling on the side works nicely for me.  All of the airships so far are based on being water landable, being from a world of many islands and great seas.  Docking ports of call allow the ships to "land" as needed.  Since this is a merchant vessel, there are times when it is advisable to land in less populated areas to take on certain cargo.  The anchor is used in such situtations, allowing the ship to pull itself down and load up without having to dump too much gas, which will be needed when the cargo is aboard.
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2015, 11:35:18 pm »

Quite brilliant.
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« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2015, 06:13:55 am »

I really, really like what you did for the port holes. It's very reminiscent of silent movie sets.
Beautifully done!
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« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2015, 10:09:19 am »

Great work.
Why not put a small cog on the side of the hinge to simulate the opening/closing mechanism?
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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2015, 12:22:06 pm »

Thank you all.

I like the cog on door idea.  I'll take a look at it this morning.

Hope to finish it all up today.  I need to get some bells made for an up coming show.  I would love just to build airships and rocket packs, but I also need some low priced items for the shows.
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2015, 07:00:45 pm »

Basically done.  On the spray rack.

Added two details today. Full pictures with grey background tomorrow.



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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2015, 12:58:19 am »

No response for the details so lets try this.  How about a bunch of pics for the finished piece.























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« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2015, 01:39:46 am »

What happened to the gentleman that was inside one of the portholes?
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« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2015, 01:41:46 am »

Maybe he had to step outside to do a spot of steering.  Or the elephant ate him.

Maets, I'm stunned.  You've outdone yourself, sir.  Very, very nice.
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« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2015, 01:43:46 am »

How did you weld the aluminium bulls head on ? Is it MIG brazed ?
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« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2015, 01:49:05 am »

The man and the elephant are removable.  Put them in or take them out.  More fun that way.

The aluminum head is welded to the steel using silicone bronze mig wire in my millermatic 140.  I use straight argon gas as a shield.  I practiced on some scrap and felt it worked well enough to use for real.

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« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2015, 04:55:13 am »

Wouldn't the elephant need something to restrain his movement - one could imagine the elephant running amok! I do love this work, Maets.
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« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2015, 07:11:36 am »

Most excellent.
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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2015, 07:59:05 am »

Wouldn't the elephant need something to restrain his movement

No....he is the one that keeps the whole thing balanced, even in rough winds. It is hard to find a well-trained trimming elephant these days.
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2015, 08:23:14 am »

Ah, it is a trimming elephant - that makes all the difference!

Sorry, selected, don't always get to Tactile - will have to do so more often. Mea Culpa!
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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2015, 02:01:13 pm »

Thanks all.  One elephant isn't bad but get the hole herd going and watch out.  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2015, 02:55:36 pm »





So this is the part I was most excited about.  I thought it look like a three cylinder steam engine, maybe sort of.

It is from a French Horn the from the 1800s
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« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2015, 05:40:10 pm »

Ah - I was thinking 'crankshafty' too when I saw that.

er...I hope you were...  Grin

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« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2015, 09:32:50 pm »

That is exactly what it reminded me of.  Thanks.
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2015, 04:50:20 pm »

So, I'm away for a few days and yet another one has been built!!

LIke it Mr M, like it alot.
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« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2015, 05:09:48 pm »

Thank you kindly. 
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« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2015, 10:25:04 pm »

Where does the elephant sleep?
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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2015, 10:47:05 pm »

Any where he wants to.
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