Colt Navy 1851 MKII & MKIII Spectre.
Metal Colt 1851 parts
So the MKI Colt 1851 was interesting but while taking a brake from writing, I started on a second (well second and third). I learned some thing from building the first and that was, when working with acrylic, softly, softly is most defiantly the key. In the image above you can see a trigger and locking bolt made out of 1/4″ steel and the trigger is fatter then normal (just for me). The locking bolt was easy enough to make with a dremel and file while the trigger proved rather more hard. Just from rapid heading and cooling caused by high speed drilling and dunking in water, my wooden cutting block became burn’t and the trigger became so hard that it trashed a full dremel drill kit!
I am annoyed about this because the drill’s were in imperial and now the only ones available are in metric!
Anyway why two at once? Well like the first one, the Spectre is being made out of acrylic so that I can use it as a looking adapter to adjust the metal parts and see them working! The metal version wont be a full clone as well, I not that good, but atleast it should look close enough. hopefully when the acrylic is finished with it will also look like a gun but transparent and more respectable.
Well that is all for now, see you in port next time airship captains!
NaNoWriMo Word count = 31,486
Well I am now pass the 30K mark and have 18,514 left to go till I pass NaNoWriMo 2013.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that all my planning has now run out and I will have to Pants it to the 50,000 mark!.
“Pants it” means to run by the seat of you pant with no planning and see where the words take you.
I did that for Kitsune and did not enjoy the lack of planning. I am going to hit that 50K but the worst news is that I actually have to pass 60K.
With 13 days to go, I will need to give this a big push! but for now, I am just going to nip outside and do some model making. I finished my wonky MKI Colt revolver and even with all its faults I am happy to have built one! I have loads of models in my shed waiting to be made including an Elven steampunk army from War Machine and an Elven navel fleet.
See you in port soon, Airship captains and scribes!
Back on course NaNoWord count = 15,075/15,000.
Well, I lost my day ahead and no back to running just on target. I feel a little disappointed with myself for slipping this much and I hope to make up some word counts tomorrow.
My Steampunk revolver? Well, I got the 40mm rod for the center section but screwed up the drilling. I need to find a pillar drill or a lathe to get these bits made. and to be honest I am actually getting depressed from all these errors. I have had to alter one or two sections of it but without the rotating chamber, I cant proceed. I keep asking myself how did they make these things with such accuracy. I guess that with modern tech, we have become laze and loss our accuracy.
A Scottish Musket
While up in Scotland I paid a visit to Edinburgh Castle on the day they had a weapon handling display. The man doing the display was handling a Flintlock musket and I managed to get my hand upon it. While longer then I am high I was quite surprised by it weight of lack off.
While I don’t have any pictures of it as because my travelling companion walked off to look else ware, It did prove very revealing, the whole weight of it was less then tat of a medium size fire extinguisher and without true information (the gentleman never having been asked) I would place it under nine kilograms but above five kilograms. This may seam lot alot to some but considering its size, is a surprise.
As much as I would have like to handle the other weapons (especially The Scottish long swords in my attached photo), time was not on my side and I had to move on. There is alot for the history fans up in Scotland to view if you have a car or time for public transport. I hope to go back up and see more at some point when money is not so tight.
Right then, I’m off to chew on some haggis. See you in port next time Airship Pilots.