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 Post subject: Veektohr's Kit Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:14 pm 

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I'm trying to finish my load-out this year, so I figured I'd start a thread. I've slowwwwwly been working on a plug-fire m41a. Got some fitted Al shrouds from Big Stew in the mail today, which jumped this project back up on the priority list!

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Things it needs:
- File of front sight & fit a barrel extensions
- New paint coat of Brown Bess
- Fix safety selector switch on the Hudson M1A1 (they break so easily, and I got a little too rowdy with mine... :P )
- Finish & mount GL
- Sort out how to make the counter functional


Dang that's a lot of work! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:17 pm 
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glad they arrived looking good

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:26 pm 

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Big Stew wrote:
glad they arrived looking good


They fit PERFECT!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:28 am 
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Thats beautiful mate but when it's finished it's going to look absolutely amazing:)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:49 pm 

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Thanks Neil! It's been slow going. I've been kind of swinging back and forth between this project, some Blade Runner stuff, and some Star Wars stuff (such is life).

I actually had my vent & stock parkerized to match the SPAS cage.

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This was the scariest part so far:

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Using a PPS 870 in there...

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I'll have to reparkerize the cage : /

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Mostly done! Still have to make it rackable (ca-chackkk!) and get that relief cut for ejecting shells.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Like i Said before it's looking amazing mate keep it up buddy and you'l have a real jem when it's finished well done so far;)

BTW i built a retraction bar for the GL and it works perfectly.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:12 pm 

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schotti wrote:
Like i Said before it's looking amazing mate keep it up buddy and you'l have a real jem when it's finished well done so far;)

BTW i built a retraction bar for the GL and it works perfectly.


Oh wow, cool. So that just floats freely in the slot, and keys onto the racking ring (or whatever it's called) while being screwed into the pump grip? That would make it so much easier to disassemble for servicing and cleaning!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:23 pm 
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That's right mate it's a verry easy way of solving that problem and it realy does work great,and like you mentioned if anything does happen it's easy to change.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:53 am 

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Well I went to the local hardware store to get some metal to make one of those retraction bars, but they didn't have any 1/4 inch in stock : / So I ordered some, and instead took the trigger guard off the 870. I also picked up an aluminum bolt upgrade for the PPS a while ago and finally got around to installing it. Much better!

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I'm not that keen on how this is looking. I know the ones in the movie that had working 870s had a those little fins that popped down, too, because that's where the trigger spring is, but I'd love to figure something out that feels more intentional.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:17 pm 
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veektohr wrote:
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I'm not that keen on how this is looking. I know the ones in the movie that had working 870s had a those little fins that popped down, too, because that's where the trigger spring is, but I'd love to figure something out that feels more intentional.


I think you have 2 'screen accurate' choices there:

1-Try backing the GL up a bit. Looks to me like it is too far forward. The trigger assembly could be more on top of the front pillar on the mag base. I did this on mine not only to hold in the spring that I cut ( :evil: ) but also because that position matched the spacing on the gap above the GL and under the shroud better (right before the GL rises to contact the vent) compared to the production photo 8-hole. Smoothing out the look and matching up the gap was killing too birds with one stone for me.

2- Go hard core 'ugly' screen accuracy to hide it. The actual prop with the working trigger had an oversized ugly front mag plate that was bent at the top to wrap around that trigger assembly streamlining things a bit. Virtually everyone skips this detail but it was most definitely there on the functional GL/10-hole.

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Good luck and looking great so far!


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I'd say a combo of Bigbisont's suggestions might be in order.

great looking gun though!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:07 am 

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Whoa, how have I never noticed that bulge before!

I think I might try to take it down more and push it back. Go for a more idealized look...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:26 pm 
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NIce looking mods. I never did get my eject port on my Spas to allow free ejection of shot shells. May have to review
that project. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:53 pm 

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I never really planned on putting one of these together, but I had the parts...

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So then I had to get these.

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Is there a complete part list for what you need from these for the Smartgunner headset vs. the Dropship hemet? I only really know of the trapezoidal-ish panels from the Axoid on the chinrest area of the SG unit...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:24 am 
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Need more updates bro!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:44 pm 
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Here are the parts that I know of:

Dropship Helmet Parts List:

- Gentex Corporation SPH-4 Flying Helmet with suspension liner (not the TPL liner!), no leather parts and M87 Mikrophone
- Polaroid 635 Supercolor (Closeup version will work, but has the wrong lens frame for the sight unit)
- Takara Transformers G1 Megatron Silencer Connector
- Imai 1/100 scale Destroid Tomahawk (Bandai Attack Tomahawk; Revell Robotech Factory)
- Imai 1/72 scale VF-1D Valkyrie Variable Type (Revell Robotech Orbot; Bandai VF-1D Variable Type) has parts for Smartgun Headset
- Arii 1/48 scale Drifand Dal (Revell Robotech Trigon)
- Arii 1/48 scale Orguss Variable Drifand (Revell Robotech Tabor) Caution! the Imai 1/40 scale Orguss / Revell Robotech Nebo kit looks very similar but is wrong!
- Plastruct M-5 Motor
- Plastruct LF-312 Mercury Vapor Relamp CP
- Plastruct LF-316 Mercury Vapor Relamp CP
- Plastruct TB-6 Butyrate Tube (Screw Posts)
- Hama Cable release with metal mesh (+transparent heat shrink tube for new versions)
- Belvin No. 137 "Schrader" Pump Connectors (2x)


Dropship Sight Unit (Additional Parts):

- Ferranti Defense Systems: Sightunit (HPS) 1430-99-744-0005 DU6129 K0662 (Tracked Rapier SAM System)
- Ferranti Defense Systems: Mount, Sightunit (HPS) 1430-99-744-0006 DU6130 K0662 (Tracked Rapier SAM System)
- Imai 1/72 scale Tactical Pod Regult
- Imai 1/72 scale VF-1J Valkyrie Variable Type (Revell Robotech Axoid; Bandai VF-1J Variable Type)
- Revell 1/144 scale Space Shuttle
- Ferguson 37800C or 37801C 16" Portable Color TV (Base for Airlock Release; only tuning recess cover needed for helmet)
- Hama 5506 Camera grip with cable release 65cm (Grip is the base for the welder; watch for metal mesh cable!)
- Plastruct H-12 H-Column
- Plastruct VHH-36 Dome
- Plastruct TB-36 Butyrate Tube
- Plastruct VHE-32 Eliptical Dome
- Plastruct VHE-12 Eliptical Dome
- Plastruct M-3 Motor

Cheers,
Stefan


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Saving reference photos as fast as I can!
I was thinking, having a very weathered shroud while letting the rest age naturally and subtly could be a really good look.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:20 am 

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Life pulled me away from all this the past... *checks last update* YEAR. Good god. Maybe I'll start small to get the momentum going again. Small like...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:49 pm 

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Been playing around with making accurate front blocks out of aluminum the past few weeks. I think I'm getting close.

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