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    Steam Punk recycle โ™ป๏ธ project
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    ๐Ÿ“ Restart
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    a little bit further with the project. Not had much chance recently now that I'm finally back at work again. So to recap, the whole idea has been to create my steam punk completely out of recycled materials. No plans as such to go on apart from what's in my head ๐Ÿ˜‚, so that's my challenge. Now we have some extra external motors for effect from an old plane, side rails made from plastic sprue and additional ventilation ducts made from the head of an electric razor. With any luck, maybe finish this week time allowing.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Pulleys, wheels etc
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    No photos as such in case it all goes "south ". First attempt at linking the pulley wheel on the prop shaft to the "thingy bob" yet to be devised. Materials used include plastic pipe/ marker pen lid, a golf tee, some sort of plastic meccano and a piece of formed wire. Presently drying and waiting to be painted ๐ŸŽจ. Then assembly and photos ๐Ÿ“ธ to follow if my plans work. Otherwise it's back to the drawing board ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ "She's got leg's "
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Managed to spend a bit of time back on recycling โ™ป๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜€. Had a change of plan from my original idea and found some stainless steel handles lurking in the garage. Dug out an old prop for the motor, fitted a pulley wheel ๐Ÿ›ž onto the prop shaft, the idea being of a free turning something or other. Making it up as I go along but then that's the fun of this project, in-between Genesis, Nelson and whatever else I'm tinkering with

    ๐Ÿ“ Legs
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Not much time, but constructed some legs, will dry fit and possibly adjust but having fun ๐Ÿ˜„

    ๐Ÿ“ More recycling in progress
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Well the pilot's cockpit has been completed. Construction comprised of a yoghurt tub, cleaned of course, a "discarded " Polly Pocket figure found languishing in the loft, and the dashboard from a toy jeep suitably cut and shaped to fit. Some black strips for glazing bars which were cut from the plastic sheets that are used for floor coverings when decorating. A few studs encircle the cockpit and the sides (just liked the look). Now starting on the skids, basically the main supports are constructed from an old plastic model stand and 2 effervescent tablet tubes. Starting to take shape and so far the idea's in my head are working ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More recycling in progress
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeterJ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice to see someone using there emagination and skill to make this nice looking boat stand. ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More recycling in progress
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "yoghurt tub"!
    I think dear Martin is putting some of those ideas in your head๐Ÿ˜‰
    Following with interest๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Recycling restarted
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Well I got back onto my recycling steam punk this afternoon after finishing off HMS Nelson. Not much progress to report as I keep all this build so far in my head ๐Ÿค”. Anyway, started to make a deck / access area again out of wooden venetian blinds and some scrap 2mm birch ply all courtesy of the college skip from when I worked there. Wanted to make something a bit different to house the prop shaft, so currently using the top of a squirty cream can masked of and sprayed orange ๐ŸŠ. I'll see how it looks when dry, not sure about the front finish yet, but I found a Costa coffee top which sort of fits so a potential idea ๐Ÿ˜€. Hopefully will be able to progress more tomorrow.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Recycling restarted
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Necessity is the mother of invention!!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Recycling restarted
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Chris.
    Looking great.The late Martin555 would be chuckling away at this build.
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    Regards
    Bill
    ๐Ÿ“ Planking
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A little bit more this afternoon, using the veneer strips that formed the edge of school wardrobes that the college were throwing out. Thought that someday they would be useful ๐Ÿ˜Š. Aperture cut for the motor and esc plus rudder servo. Prop shaft in place, will need adjustment as too long at present and a suitable motor from the spares box. Again this will be a "chuck out " from the college science department, so far so good with the recycling/upcycling.

    ๐Ÿ“ Recycled
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for the compliments and encouragement ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ It floats!!
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Well managed a little bit more today. As I originally posted, I'm trying to make this project from as much recycled โ™ป๏ธ pieces I can find. Early day's and not resorting to dumpster diving yet ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    So firstly started with 2 slim fast containers, liberally coated with pva and bolted together for extra strength. Placed some good old fashioned lead sheet inside for weight and stability, tested in my homemade water tank for weight distribution and leaks. All good so far. Wrapped in black gaffer tape for added watertightness.
    So to recount: The slimfast containers had reached their expiry date and so acquired these, securing bolts came from a property I was helping to clear out as did the tape and lead weight. Other parts for possible use are the plastic packaging from pork pies and cakes. On a roll at the moment ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It floats!!
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'm not sure yet where you're going with this, but then I'm not so sure you are either Doogle๐Ÿ˜‰ Steampunk Ad hoc, luv it๐Ÿ‘ Awaiting developments with great interest.

    As with Colin your project immediately reminded me of our dear departed friend Martin555, who sadly unexpectedly passed away a few days before you joined us.
    He left big boots to fill. Here's a couple of links to his Steampunk Pike and some pics of the building. His preferred building materials were yoghurt pots and ice cream tubs๐Ÿ˜‰
    Might give you some inspiration.
    Sadly we never learned if he made it dive.๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It floats!!
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now thats what I call modelling.
    Reminds me of the Late Martin555.
    Your talent will overcome any obstacles.
    Keep it up shipmate, cheers Colin.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It floats!!
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Congrats!!!
    We are watching the begging of your new creation.๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ Names suggested
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for those who've suggested a "name" and for further research material into how the proposed vessel might take shape. I have an idea and find that Pinterest has also been of use..
    Just needed a distraction away from all the brass etching on HMS Nelson.

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