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post #291 of 372 (permalink) Old 07-15-18, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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It Worked!

https://i.imgur.com/nPBdZAj.jpg


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Omnissiah be praised indeed! Nicely done old boy, nicely done!

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Finished!

Two weeks in the making but the coils are finally moulded. All the dire predictions were circumvented

https://i.imgur.com/6F25N1C.jpg


and judging by the on screen scale my estimate of 1/8 inch (3,2 MM ) coil rods was pretty accurate afterall.

https://i.imgur.com/k03OmcZ.jpg


The biggest problem is I overestimated the size of the gun. The onscreen gun is 18 inches (46 CM ) overall

https://i.imgur.com/QF2zA9j.jpg


Whereas my coils could work on a gun upward of 20 inches but I made the coil extra long to allow for selvage. BTW Nature does that on the DNA molecule and is the reason we age.

https://i.imgur.com/sA7NpvV.jpg


Suffice it to say I am pleased with the outcome. :D
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Step 2

I'd like to take credit for foresight when I manufactured these coils but it was pure luck that I made them oversized. As it is I made the depth about a half inch too long but it did give me a smoother curve to the coil segments when glued and clamped where they would have been too hard to glue successfully had they been manufactured to a precise size.

(I think that statement makes sense)

https://i.imgur.com/NLriT3c.jpg


In the image above we see the foreground segments cut down albeit crudely to the proper depth and the back ground segments still to be cut.

The image below shows both top and bottom segments cut down and ready to be sanded.

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Have you decided how you will paint up the plasma coils? Will you do it like the computer image or go for a stereotypical glowing coil, like a lot of the plasma weapon images?

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Have you decided how you will paint up the plasma coils? Will you do it like the computer image or go for a stereotypical glowing coil, like a lot of the plasma weapon images?
I'm of two minds how to paint the coils. While the Cherenkovian radiation is enticing when done well it detracts from the model when executed poorly. The amber coloured coils while conservative are well within my capacity to render so I'll stick with that.

Afterall Cherenkov radiation is not the tube itself but the medium in which the coils are immersed that glows. Neutrons moving through reactor coolant at a faster speed
than light velocity through that particular coolant is what makes the unworldly glow.

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Excellent, always an education with your projects in more ways than one

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SunFury Channel Details:

The Channels between the coils are first on the agenda today now that I need to replicate the detail.

I reassembled the Imperator to check if the 'SunFury' (Doesn't that sound like an old Plymouth with a roof hatch?) Blaster is of the proper size befitting a weapon of this calibre compared to a Titan of this stature. and it seems like it's a Goldilocks fit. I'll have to whip up a temporary hanger to take a picture.

Meanwhile there are some linear coils in the 12 and 6 o'clock position on the coils that I have to address first

https://i.imgur.com/Sj602ZO.jpg


An old spool of 0.062 60/40 resin solder supplied the coils and the core is 1/8th inch rod

https://i.imgur.com/BFM2FEm.jpg


They nestled in quite well so now onto the 9 and 3 o'clock channel detail.

https://i.imgur.com/jbGqnzB.jpg
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Naked Frenzy:

When I get in one of these "Everything's Coming Up Roses" moods I lose track of I'm supposed to be documenting the work process.

https://i.imgur.com/yJ9c5ye.jpg


The image above shows the naked channel with the beginnings of the detail and both of the channel filling detail basic runners completed.

https://i.imgur.com/tIBCwd7.jpg


And this next shot with the basic runner in place.

Well it's not all that big of a deal but it does show how I plan to work around replicating the umpteen castings that constitutes the equivalent FW masterpiece.

Ha! He said, "Naked."
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Ha! He said, "Naked."
Well if you don't hobby naked drinking an alcoholic beverage, you are doing it wrong!

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