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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...pics pg3


Omg! this will be so cool, cant wait to see it finish.
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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...pics pg3


I was playing around with brass and pvc fittings to make a similar handle, and man, it doesn't take much to make the fingers feel like they were splitting apart while holding the thing. Does it feel that way to you Tom? Maybe it's just my small hands. :p

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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...pics pg3


It's not quite that bad, but part of the headache of translating something from a cartoon to real life while still keeping it looking right and working.

I've tried it with a few different gloves now, not sure how thick the average pair of bat's gloves are out there, so I can guess it'll be tight. I have a little bit of room between the handle and barrel with gloves.

Got an official cut list made up, will get that and a parts list put together later tonight and up on the page sometime today or tomorrow while waiting for glue and things to dry.

Tom

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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...pics pg3


:banghead
:whack
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OUT OF GLUE?! OUT OF GLUE?! OUT OF GLUE?!

What kind of a world is it, when a man trying to build a grappling hook gun runs out of glue!


As you might be able to tell, I ran out of glue, with 2 stinking pieces left to assemble. Barrel's done except for the detail pieces on the sides (with the half circles.) Handle's done, need to prime it and sand it before molding. Tomorrow I have to hit the hobby shop to get another tube and glue the parts on, then finish with the spot putty and sanding, clean and prime the barrel.

I had a change of heart, since I'll no doubt be casting a few, I'm going to make a mark for the pneumatic routing (holes for the hoses) on the inside of the handle halves, going to skip the bottom. It'll just be a tiny center punch kind of thing. That way I don't have to deal with making a plug for any holes and lefties and righties can customize as they wish.

I've settled on a 3 1/2" inner barrel. I've also decided to go with 3/8" tines on the hook itself, and am trying to figure out how to tie the line onto the hook. I'm using brass tube for the hook, since it's not too thick (and I don't have a lathe) I will probably have to glue and wrap some kind of wire onto it. Not the best solution, but oh well. I'm also trying to find a spool for the line and some line too. Probably going to use some kind of heavy duty fishing line, at least a 60 pound test since it's usually quite flexible and thin. Still looking for someone with a lathe for at least one part, but possibly two.

More pics tomorrow night of the finished master. Going to add final cut, parts, and pneumatic lists to the site later tonight for any interested.

Anyone who knows anything about resins, I'm looking for suggestions. I know smooth-on has a resin specifically designed for thin cross sections, but I've never used it. I'm looking for suggestions if you have any. Most of this is 1/8" thick with some sections getting up to 1/4". I also need something with a medium to long set time, no pressure pot so I want to make sure it's bubble free. I've got to look through their catalog of tech stuff, but figured I'd ask here too.


If I can stay on task I should have a casting or two by the end of the week.

Tom

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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...DONE


OK, THE MASTER IS DONE (ok, minus paint and final sanding, but that's nothing.

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Pneumatics are nearly there, might adjust the length of the barrel a little more., as it is now it's 3.5 inches. Think 2.75" will be good and recess the hook in enough for my tastes.

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The back of the handle halves and the bottom of the unfinished button, think I'm going to drill a hole in it so it can't slide against the rod.

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The inside of the handles and the top of the button. Anyone want to mold this for me? just looking at that left side gives me the willies, what was I thinking? before you ask, yes, I HAD to initial it.

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The left half of the handle and the outer barrel fit together.

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All of the master pieces, minus the valve rod, ready for paint and final sanding, then under the silicone they go.

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Also, started on the hook, not too thrilled with it. The tine is ok, but the means for sticking the "rope" just is not what I want to do. The round part of the hook is 3/4", and I think that tine is going to make the hook too large unless I hinge it, which is a huge task unto itself. I may try to tackle that, and I also may make the tine a little thicker, maybe 3/16" which would put it flush with the bottom of the center section.

I'm not sure if I'll stick with this rope or not, seems a little stiff. $0.90 for 10 yards, and it's WAY too big to actually fit into the thing when wound up. Guess I should mention the spool in there, it's too tall and not deep enough, but once I can find or make one I like better it'll slide over the inner barrel. Not sure if I can make it stay in place or if it'll fly out with the hook and line. I've got a couple solutions in mind.


Anyway, I'm sure some people are sick of hearing about it so I'll shut up now.

Tom

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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...DONE! pg 4 pic intensive


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Ok, I've got two lungs, two kidneys, and two balls... I think I can survive on one of each... Just let me know which ones you want, and I'll send 'em on over... CUZ I NEED ONE OF THEM, RIGHT THERE!!!! emoticon

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That's some kickass work there!
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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...DONE! pg 4 pic intensive


I'm not interested in organs, new, used or any other variety.

First one goes to the movie, second one goes to me (if they want to keep the first one) after that, castings will be available, possibly kits with all pneumatics if I can trust you all not to shoot your eyes out. :nahnah

was just looking over the pics I have here, I might have to modify the thing and mold a third piece for the handle...AFTER I mold this one. this seems too square. maybe I'll just make a rounded piece to snap onto the handle and a new barrel....too early to say for sure. I'll just leave that out there and anyone who wants to do that can tackle it, how's that?

Give me time to get the molds done, when you see a casting here email me.

Tom

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Re: BTAS grappling hook gun...DONE! pg 4 pic intensive


:lol

While that grappling gun is dang cool, and while I want one, its not exactly something I would give up my left nut for(unless I shot it off in a mishap). haha:p

I might have to figure a way to put my grappling hook on that baby :)

Awesome work Tom!emoticon

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