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By Ecto46
#4901682
Tonights Episode will be called "Fun With Circles" Thats right Ghostheads, its cyclotron time! First i laid out a 10" cirle and then a 9" circle inside it to act as the cyclotron step. I began cutting the 9" circle first using a No15 Xacto blade.....

Imagepack029 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

Took a little bit of time and effort, but I got a decent circle out of it.

Imagepack030 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

I laminatd the new circle on top of the one that I cut outta the sync/gen so I could get the right thickness to sand in the contour.

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I cut a 2" strip from the styrene sheet and bent it around a section of 3" PVC. then I used the cut out section as a jig to hold the wall in place while I glued it all together........

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Repeated the process with a .275 strip to get a .5 high step around the cyclotron

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And with that I got a rough cyclotron assembly ready for a lot of sanding and contouring....

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And now for the money shot.....its really looking like a proton pack now!

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By Ecto46
#4901730
Once more time to feed the trolls and listen to the crickets.....lol

I tackled the "dreaded crankgen/gearbox".......

Imagepack036 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

And Hey look! Adetail part I don;t have to make or buy. The knob is from a model railroad powerpack that quit working a long time ago.......

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And the obligatory money shot........

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By Batfly
#4901742
Crank gens look so weird without the tube thingy on them lol. Good progress.
#4901763
Crank gens look so weird without the tube thingy on them lol. Good progress.

Yeah I know.......since I'm doing the larger pieces on the dining room table, I was trying to get the basic shell done before Christmas and go back and do the smaller stuff in my model shop after the holidays. Then Real Life reared its ugly head, I got 32 hours OT this week, and 32 hours OT next week already scheduled, but at least I'll prolly be able to order the thrower electronics after the first of the year....lol
#4904788
Now 4 months later (holy cow!!!!!) Welp I didn't make it to Christmas.......Real Life reared its ugly head.........Nut I did get all the electronics in this week even after being told it would be mid june for the sound card! (Thanks AJ BTW!!!) and now I have a deadline! gotta get R Done by the first weekend in June!!!!
#4904891
Had an unplanned hospital stay this weekend, but seem to be on the mend, since I had today off thought I might kick up some dust. First of all I decided to get out the sharkskin and round out the cylontron profile........Hey Look! A cakepan!!!!


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Next, I used the Mighty Batfly's tehnique of hole saws to cut the washers for the holes in the cylotron. Drill presses and belt sanders are indeed wonderful things to have....

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Took some time to cut some PVC, got the blanks done for the basic injectors for the power cell and cut the Booster tube, HGA, and PPD

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The last major shell component is th gunmount, so as I was winding down the day, I began the gun mount and spacer......

Imagepack042 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

And now for a money shot.....you can see the booster tube and HGA where they are sposed to be.......

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And how bout another update? The last majr component of the Shell tha needed doing was the gun mount......so I took care of that........

Imagepack044 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

Then I moved on to the bumper, I admit this was a part of the build Iwas really worried about, I made a posterboard template and cut out the rails for each side.......

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I was really worried about scoring an snapping out these pieces as they are fairly intricate, but it only took about an hour and a half to make two of them
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#4905086
Testing.....testing.....is this thing on? I feel like I'm talking to myself.....lol

Got a wild hair last night and stayed up til 0400 this morning working on the bumper. I spect it is about halfway done at this point........

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Wow.....with a ew more productive days like today, I could get this thing done! First up was fabricating an N filter out of a pair of 2" couplers......

Imagepack050 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

I usd the template PDF to mark out the holes and drilled them with a step bit....Also put some window screen behind the holes.

Imagepack052 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

I also finished up the bumper and cut the holes in the cyclotron.......

Imagepack051 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr

thought this was as good a time as any to make the gunbox bottom and the gun track.....

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And how about a moneyshot for the day? Won't be long before I can start bolting this thing together!

Imagepack054 by Bart Salmons, on Flickr
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