Jeffs 25 pounder

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:19 pm

I wanted the stowage shoes to be functional, and tried to adapt the kit ones, I ended up making them from scratch, quicker in the long run they just need cleaning up and the tops trimming to size, also remade the stowage brackets and reworked the levers
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:00 pm

made the socket/bracket for the air compressor, shortened the lifting arms for the firing platform
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 pm

made a start on the lifting lugs for the hand spikes on the rear of the trail, I started with the base, cutting off the three brackets for the cones and adding some extra length to the rear, remade the cones in brass and made the hinged locking bars, they look a mess at this time as I have a lot more silver soldering to do, foot pedals and the spring housings to make, these keep the pedals in place, this is how far I got today
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Stephen White » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:16 pm

Inspirational Jeff, it’s a treat to see skilled craftsmanship taking a kit to an exceptional level of detail. Love it.

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by simon_manning » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 pm

always a treat, regards simon.

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:25 pm

foot pedals made for the lifting lugs, just need to rivet the side lugs into place and shape the base
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:05 pm

Awesome Jeff! Even the plungers to keep the catches locked are there (at least their housing/tubes, but I assume the spring and plunger will be in there soon)!
Accidentily also finished my platform securing levers, will post those soon!

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:57 pm

many thanks for the kind words lads, always helps to keep you motivated, hi Marcus yes springs and plungers in, but whether I would bother again to have them working! cross pinning 10 ba thread the result is not that strong, so this is where I finished today
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Its has been 3 weeks since I worked on the 25 pounder, (rebuilt my flight simulator) so today I made the hand spikes, steel shaft with brass tips, also the hand spike brackets and the belt loops, as well as the lifting bars to the sides of the trail and spade, I used a 12" figure to check on proportions, sorry no clothes :oops:
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:55 pm

Hi Jeff,

the functional details are very nice, this will be an eyecatcher.
Have fun building, Kind regards
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by simon_manning » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:22 am

apart from the work done, which is superb, why is that fugure naked, you'll have some community board of unfair treatment contacting you, put a hat on him. seasons greetings jeff and simone, regards simon.

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:30 am

Thanks for the comments guys, Simon you know I only use the bare facts, hope you and family are well, seasons greetings to you all
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:34 am

Hi Jeff:

Amazing build.

Check your PM inbox...

Cheers and thanks!

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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:00 pm

A little more completed, the kit seat is a bit basic, so as others have done I fabricated the bracket from brass with a wood top to the seat, then used the figure to make sure the position is correct
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Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:07 pm

As the trail is mostly finished, I have made a start on detailing the recoil slide, by adding buffer stops, and replacing the kit parts to the front cap, also added details to the rear of the slide, and for fun I had a go at making the two plaques for the side of the slide, they were to small for me to cast so I engraved them, the larger of the plaques is a couple of mm larger than I would have liked but I could not engrave the letters any smaller, while playing I added some detail to breech block and counter weight
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