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PROPELLER

Avions Voisin C7 L 1/8

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On 14/06/2019 at 10:12, Schwarz-Brot said:

The one and only Dan or Propeller, whatever you prefer.

Now, I can agree with that!

 

thank you very much gentlemen for your very, very kind words.

I'm honored, really.

 

Today, not completed, dry fitted, front axle in situ...

 

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When some pieces looks easy to make, be careful, may be they are not! It's the case for these pieces:

 

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Thanks again...

Dan.

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Well, after the front axle, rear one of course!

 

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The other side... waiting for the"saucepan":

 

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This time, another way. Stamping!

 

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Next, a glance to the kitchen...

 

Dan.

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What can I say, dear Dan?

That looks absolutely flippin' fabulous. The stamped pieces look like they're cast....I like very much indeed, matey!:thumbsup:

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Thanks to all my fans... specially to Harvey!

 

Are you waiting for the "saucepan"?

Here it is:

 

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Same way...

 

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Dan.

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Hi Dan, could you show us the positive mould?

 

And do you use the vise to press the brass into shape?

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Hi Roy,

No positive mould! Dapping punch and annealed 0,3 mm brass... with a good hammer!

 

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And usually I use my vise as a press, not here of course. For the two shells of the rear axle

by exemplar.

 

Dan.

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Hi gentlemen!

 

Rear axle, more and not the end! 

 

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And sometimes, a great (bad) joke by Gabriel Voisin:

 

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Next? Brakes, drums brakes, links and other tie-rods... Tinny pieces!

 

Dan.

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You continue to show us exemplary work, dear Dan.

Hat's off to you.:worthy:

 

Cheers, H

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Hi Dan,

 

I love watching how you will match your high ambitions with such apparently effortless skill.

 

Regards

 

Nick

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This is absolutely great and admirable work.
To brass ... it is necessary to anneal the brass you use and the annealing temperature before molding. It happened to me that the brass alpha series 42 ... cracked in sharper quarries. I think it's a bad gas burner annealing procedure - uneven temperature. Thanks for the info :) Renek

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Thank you very much gentlemen!

As usual, much appreciated and very motivating.

 

Around the front axle, after painting, with no pain, for the moment!

 

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Some new brass pieces before painting...

 

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Thanks all for watching!

Dan.

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3 hours ago, PROPELLER said:

after painting, with no pain,

 

From one paintaphobe to another... nice job, mate.

It looks like you've used the Metaux Noir. Have you dry-brushed, or steel pigmented to finish??

 

Cheers, H

 

ps. Beautiful brass-work, too, btw!

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Only dry brushed on black heat resistant paint... Very easy paint!

The paintaphobe, Dan.

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Hi gentlemen!

Today, front axle brakes linkage:

 

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An unusual solution, do you agree?

 

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Parts...

 

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Dan.

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Incredible skill!!!

 

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