My GB1 Pack Build: http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... =2&t=40212
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I've been toying with the idea of making a copy of the Mattel trap body out of aluminum or at least wood or resin for a while now. I just don't really have the time to throw at a project like that.Interesting idea, and yeah as for many, there is precious little time for these kind of projects, which is a shame!
Wow - they look awesome when mounted on the trap They're a perfect fit. Those details regarding the offset really stand out when compared against the 3D printed doors. This is going to be the business - look forward to further updates in the New Year Glad we got there in the end!They do look good on there- It's going to be a bit of a shame to black up all this shiny metal but it's the way it has to be! Yeah it's good that we've got such a tricky part sorted- just a few more small details left to track down now!
They do look good on there- It's going to be a bit of a shame to black up all this shiny metal but it's the way it has to be! Yeah it's good that we've got such a tricky part sorted- just a few more small details left to track down now!I know - I really like the finish on unpainted alumium, the grain and brush marks - but it has to be accurate lol...yes really good we've nailed this tricky part, and we'll sort those other details out in the New Year
Great progress and thanks for providing all those details. I'll be pretty nervous when I get to the door installation part myself lol. I'm taking note!The doors have been absolute hell I'm not going to lie! I've worked out the easiest way to get accurate pivot points allowing the doors to open clean and smooth and sit flat when closed- which if you drill out of position by even a tiny amount simply doesn't happen! I'll get to that shortly but this is what I've done since last update.
The vents look great - I guess it would make it look more authentic to have the slits cut all the way through the cartridge but I could live without that personally...did the real thing actually have them cut right through as well however?The originals ae actually dummy, with recessed slots that don't go all the way through. I was just toying with the idea of hooking up the smoke so it actually comes out of the vents !
Man do you make these for sell?I didn't make this trap kit I've just done a lot of modification to it. It's based on Nick's mk2 trap kit available from http://www.nickatronprops.com/products- ... /trap-kit/
Wow this is really impressive work, interesting ideas and another area to consider when I get started myself. Knob placements look spot-on Looking forward to the next update...Thanks I'm quite pleased with them. I've just got to decide on the knobs I'm going to use- The Propbay trap, although GB1, seems to have GB2 style front knobs on it. There's no way of knowing if this is how it was originally, or if it was altered for but not used in GB2. I have a set of resin ones to go on there but I'm always on the lookout for the real items. Like most parts for GB stuff they're impossible to locate so far!
More superb work! The release catch is another area that I've not fully understood, these detailed steps are again extremely helpful Loving this build. With the front knobs, I'd use the resin knobs until the real thing ever shows up, and then just switch them out for those. I still need to get onto Chris for the side rods - I've not forgotten, but just need to save up again at the moment. On that note, I'll assume that we'll use the measurements for the rods based on Nick's resin kit dimensions?Thanks I can't find the knobs anyway so the decision has kind of been made for me! Yeah I think with the side rods it will be best to stick to the same dimensions as the resin ones.
Thanks I can't find the knobs anyway so the decision has kind of been made for me! Yeah I think with the side rods it will be best to stick to the same dimensions as the resin ones.You're welcome. Yeah those knobs are near impossible to find and the appearance of the resin ones won't be that much different anyway. Ok fine, if you'd like to give me the measurements of the resin ones at some point I'll get in touch with CPU about having them made up
You're welcome. Yeah those knobs are near impossible to find and the appearance of the resin ones won't be that much different anyway. Ok fine, if you'd like to give me the measurements of the resin ones at some point I'll get in touch with CPU about having them made upVery true. Instead of painting the silver knobs I'm going to try using something similar to the US made Rub N Buff I found in hobbycraft over here n the UK, which is like a metallic wax.
Your metal work is brilliant. Your metal trap blows mine out of the water. Excellent craftsman ship and details.Thanks very much I'm self taught through trial and error and I'm using only basic DIY tools. I recommend to anyone to have a go at making some of this stuff -you might surprise yourself! I certainly had no clue I would have made my own metal handle and other parts when I started building this. Necessity is the mother of invention- I couldn't afford to have all this stuff made and sent half way around the world so I bought metal on eBay and had a go at it myself!
Nice. I'm envious
Great news! I've found the rods! But lost my calipers... always something going wrong in my life. I think my brother has them so I'll get them back off him tomorrow and get some accurate measurements so we can get moving on these side rodsHi! Lol no worries - that's great news and thanks for helping again with another part, I'll be in touch with CPU with that info asap! The aluminium rods will be the cherry on the cake I think
Oh, and I tried the metallic wax and it looked a bit rustic, more like a silver version of gold leaf. Halfords aluminium paint is still the best for the front knobs I think.
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Thanks I appreciate that.