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Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aParked02-Jan-17 19:18
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Add the finished cartridge to the top of the gun, and with the wooden side grips, we've got one cool machine gun sitting on the top wing for all to see.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:16
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For the rear grip. Just use a small round dowel and sand the ends to a slight taper. I used a thin plastic strip painted gray for the simulated metal bracket
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:14
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Cut the paper to fit the grip handle and add a small trigger guard by simply wrapping a strip of plastic around itself
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aParked02-Jan-17 19:13
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To give the top wing mounted Lewis machine gun a little bit more "bling" I wanted to add some wood to the grip handle. I took a picture of my butcher block counter top in the kitchen. Uploaded to my printer. Made a print of the wood grain pattern. You could dry paint wood grain patterns if you choose to do so.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:10
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A small ring from a local bead shop and masking tape painted a light tan color to bring out the contrast and pop out the "leather strap."
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:09
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I used water colors instead of artist's oils or other paints to avoid any reaction with the copper paint. When the wash mixture is dried, I used a damp Q-tip to wipe off the excess, leaving the dark mixture of black and brown deep within the small crevices and cracks to help give the cartridge some depth
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Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:06
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used water colors heavily diluted with water to about 10-1. This will form what is called a "wash." I applied this wash over the whole cartridge allowing the thinned water/paint mixture to flow through all of the crevices and cracks via capillary action
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:01
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The "cartridge" was then sprayed from a rattle can of copper
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 19:00
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Almost finished
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 18:59
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I added a small circular piece of plastic on top. Then cut very thin strips from black electrical tape. This tape is very flexible. I added each thin strip to the opposite sides to help get a balanced look
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 18:57
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Just like with the body of the machine gun, I used thin plastic. In this case, its wrapped around the balsa. This will save me lots of sanding, filling, priming and more sanding.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows Series 200 - SE5aBuild02-Jan-17 18:55
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The plastic wrapped "breech" of body and tubing are now glued together. Note the round balsa piece to be used as a cartridge
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