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Author Topic: P.A.V.T. T.V.S.C (Twin Voltaic Coil Steamcannon) *Completed Pics on page 13*  (Read 30096 times)
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« Reply #125 on: January 12, 2009, 11:22:31 am »

Current Update:
I added a new item to the gun, but i will not say what it is until i am happy with it, I also realized i need a washer for the gauge mount, as the weight of the AA batteries is a bit much..lol. This is why it's pointed upwards in the pics. I apologize for the mess, I seem to make one every time i create.

So here we are:
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Hope you like, we still have a ways to go, but I am trudging along =D
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« Reply #126 on: January 12, 2009, 11:32:15 am »

Trudging?

At your current build rate you will have enough for your own exhibition by the end of the month!

When do you find time to sleep?

... or eat??

...or breathe???

It is looking very scary and ominous with all that glowing light - the paint finish will complete it for sure!
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« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2009, 11:37:09 am »

These words, i do not think they mean what you think they mean.

Sleep: A time when i dream about my project, but do no actual work.
Eat: A time when i nourish my self, while working on the project.

I do sleep and eat my friend, atm being unemployed has given me waaaay too much time and waaay too little in funds, this gun so far has cost me....um...10 bucks, in PVC parts and brushes for my Dremel. Paint will be a bit more, the backpack will kill me...lol.

Glad it has the ominous feel, thats the effect I am going for....wait till you see the whole outfit!
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« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2009, 05:01:53 pm »

Update...
   Added sight glasses and injectors (although I'm not 100% happy with the injectors yet) , as well as tweaking the piping..
Next up, safety valves, possibly a whistle (for whimsy), and the exhaust piping..


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« Reply #129 on: January 12, 2009, 05:13:39 pm »

I like the red on the towers, looking forward to seeing how the good Prof. pulls it off.

Taggert, request: But a strip of black paint down the spine of the thing to get rid of the blue 'Bissel Featherweight Vac'
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« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2009, 08:15:12 pm »

Better yet, sand it off so it doesn't show through the paint!

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« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2009, 09:30:35 pm »

I'm hoping Tags will just cover the whole thing in paint. As with his monoggle, I think it'll end up far better than it looks at the moment.
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« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2009, 12:41:23 am »

It bothers me in the WIP pictures, because I can't help but think 'vacum' instead of 'tesla flame thrower.'
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« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2009, 12:45:15 am »

For now, me too. I have high hopes, though.
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« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2009, 05:58:56 am »

Ah yes, the V.A.C.

I have been assuming that the Professor simply adapted Heinrich Bissel's lightweight Voltage Accumulation Chamber (Pat. Pend.) for use in his Steamcannon. Deuced clever, if you ask me.

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« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2009, 11:13:17 am »

Ok first off...

Harold,
That looks amazing! I have my work cut out for me!

Yes i will eventually get to painting , but I want to make sure I am happy with the gun and all the holes etc i need are drilled.

On the subject of paint, I am currently deciding on a color, as this will be a prototype weapon a few of us have agreed that gunmetal would work.
I did a test on the nozzle assembly plate (part with the nozzles on it, small and easy to repaint) here's a before and after:
Before:

After:

And a comparison of the original black and gunmetal :


I figure the main body, and rear section will be this color, grip will stay black, the red line will be done over in brass or gold, i may even make the spine of the gun black. Any who let me know your thoughts.

I will be using Tamiya gunmetal spray lacquer as i do not own a airbrush. Krylon only has one color that's dark enough and it''s called oil rubbed bronze, so if gunmetal won't work that might be my only other option.

Oh and got a new toy today :
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« Reply #136 on: January 14, 2009, 07:32:45 am »

Small Update:

Reworked the bracket on the white box switch, and added a couple of fuses to the right side of the gun's generator chamber:
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Don;t mind the blue thing it's a spacer atm. The fuses look off but only because one needs to be epoxied, after i paint them and the gun.
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« Reply #137 on: January 15, 2009, 07:19:56 am »

Update:

Well first off after a suggestion and some thought from me , i decied the gun needed more on the outside so i added one final detail, and removed another:
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The white box on top is pictured below in it's new form, and the side pipe is a sort of vent/exhaust.

Now i present to you the gun's Kill Switch:
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I may redo the Kill side its a bit off center, but over all i am pleased =)
Not what ya thought huh? (yes everything is in the little box, switch, batteries and led )

Final touch up will be performed once the gun is back together.

EDIT:
Well it WAS self contained till i accidentally left the switch in the kill position at which point it did what it was meant to do...it killed the batteries..
So now i have reconfigured it with a battery pack inside the gun held in place with double lock Velcro.

Oh and i stepped on the back half of the gun, i was in my closet getting a part, it must slipped off the box it was on, wehn i came out i heard CRUNCH!! looked down and there was the grip assembly with a piece snapped off the back >.>  Gorilla glue to the rescue and a small brace and shes ok, just pissed i did not see her =( 
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« Reply #138 on: January 15, 2009, 05:07:29 pm »

ooo
Sneak Peak at the paint job:
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This paint had so much metal flake in it i could see it coming out of the can...lol None the less i am pleased. I did not sand as i wanted that prototype feel. Ill grab more pics once shes dry =) the two white specks on the right half of the pic are 2 of the notorious flakes escaping to who knows where...

Oh this is what happens when you try to take a pic after using this spray at any kind of distance:
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« Reply #139 on: January 16, 2009, 01:03:59 am »

Looking good.
Also, I've had that paint thing happen to me, only it was me glasses. That was annoying.
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« Reply #140 on: January 16, 2009, 01:12:20 am »

Looking mighty fine Prof!
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« Reply #141 on: January 16, 2009, 01:22:12 am »

Thanks =D

Well the paint has cured some and has darkened to a nice gun metal look. It's a bit blotchy, as the area i painted in was hard to see. I am thinking a color sand should smooth it out.
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If it does not then i will attempt to lay another coat. Still deciding on the grips area, and i still have to fill those holes left from removing the grip guard,
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« Reply #142 on: January 16, 2009, 01:25:02 am »

Yes, I'd go with a rub down with 600 grit wet or dry, then a dusting of paint, you've got a good base there, so the next coat needn't be too heavy!

Looking great, can't wait to see the finished article!

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« Reply #143 on: January 16, 2009, 01:45:45 am »

Thank you for the advice Herr Döktor, I was hoping you would chime in with your vast painting knowledge. Is there much difference between wet and dry sanding besides the mess? This is the largest thing i have painted. Most of my paintwork is detail =P
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« Reply #144 on: January 16, 2009, 10:19:43 am »

Did some painting on the other parts:
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Also added rails to cover the gap in the 2 pieces.

More pics later =D
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« Reply #145 on: January 16, 2009, 03:20:33 pm »

Bit more done:
Fuses painted, grip trim painted (tho i am not sure on this one) rods painted (may brighten the tips, the chrome paint i used befpore failed horribly, so i hand painted them to give the worn look. Still have lots to do, including attaching the gauge, exhaust, painting the top pipe cover, and do washes over the trim and such so it's not so bright.
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=D
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« Reply #146 on: January 16, 2009, 07:37:46 pm »

Looking good to me, have you recoated the gunmetal? It looks a lot smoother.

While I'm here: wet vs. dry sanding, the difference is that doing it wet stops the paper from clogging and gives a smoother surface.

Looking forward to more updates!

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« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2009, 08:26:03 pm »

Looking good, can't wait to see the finished weapon.
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« Reply #148 on: January 17, 2009, 03:02:38 am »

I have recoated the paint (which oddly is called Black Night Metallic from Rustoleum). I should have some more done tonight. I am still not 100% onthe trim on the grip but we will see where it all heads.

Thanks Herr Döktor, good to know =)

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« Reply #149 on: January 17, 2009, 06:57:58 am »

Sean suggested repainting the grip, and i said wth...lol. It does look better tbh:
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