Jeffs 25 pounder

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Love that engraving, a nice touch that I have not seen before!
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Jeff

Is that a farthing or a half penny?

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Hi Vince, it’s a penny
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Well I said I could not engrave the plaques any smaller, is surprising what you can do if pushed, the larger of the plaques was not in scale, and way too big to fit where I wanted, so pulled out all the stops, this is what I achieved today, now I am happy
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Happy christmas jeff, Too good. regards simon

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Wow Jeff amazing work. The engraved plates are fascinating! Can''t help wondering -how'd he do that! :shock:

This project a true rivet counters treasure. Beautiful workmanship.
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Robert E Morey wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:49 pm

... how'd he do that?
Not sure if he does it the same way I do... but I bought an engraving machine from a going-out-of-business jeweler a few years ago. And can do some crazy small things with a pantograph.

If he is doing it by hand... make sure that your Banknotes are not coming in with wet ink! Because that's some master-level stuff right there!

Cheers,

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Thanks for the comments, would have loved to be able to hand engrave at that scale but at 70+ it’s hard enough to see the brass, like Robert I also bought an engraving machine (Elma) about 25 years ago for a project, this is the second time its been used since then
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I thought I would play a bit more before I put the engraving machine away, I added the Royal cypher (George 6th) to the counter weight, no stencil just free hand, the engraving will be just visible when painted
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I started on the front shield as there were patches of light rust forming, and will need to be etch primed, the first thing I did was to replace the hinges as these are too chunky, and the 2nd and 4th hinge have locking tabs, this allows the top part to be locked in position, or folded forward and locked
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replaced the cover for the sight linkage, I also replaced the the direct sight aperture door and runner, this is how far I got today
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Stunning, Jeff!

Well done!

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some more work on the shield, all of the brackets have been replaced or modified, if I were to do this again I would make a new shield and drill holes as needed, rather than plug ones not needed, the only upside is that many of the full size shields have been altered and plugged, just a few more tie downs and straps to add
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finally got the base coat on and put the major elements together, this was to check that all the mods were ok and not causing issues and binding, everything OK, still quite a bit to do, have not started the firing platform or the sighting gear.
A quick review of the kit, although I have changed and modified parts of the kit, this was for my enjoyment, and not necessary, 6 months since starting the build this is for me great value, the only thing I would change is to have the kit parts drilled 1/16th and supplied with 1/2 inch 1/16th copper rivets, these would pass through the frames and fixed with snaps, needing a lot less rivets
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I think my 25 PDR is the next kit on my list.

This whole thread is a huge inspiration to take it to an amazing level.

Great job Jeff and thanks for the info in PM's... about some of the details you added.

Cheers and great job!

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