Model Of The Week: Thompson Machine Pistol

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  1. PaperAir

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    your to kind and thank you
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    made some rough progress on the receiver and barrel 002.jpg

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    003.jpg

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    004.jpg it,s still in the rough
  4. PaperAir

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    You've got that bit on top Sideways...
  6. ekuth

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    Gotta admit, I'm impressed by the detail you're putting into this.

    Even though it's still rough at the moment, I'm giving this one:

    Model Of The Week! :thumb:
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  7. PaperAir

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    thank you I hope you feel the same way when it is done.
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    explain please
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    002.jpg

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    006.jpg Filler sand more details.More filler and more sanding.And a whole lot more details to go.
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    The cocking Handle (that knob) is supposed to face Right not up
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    not on this version. The early 1928 tompson has the cocking handle on the top. The later M1 and M1A1 were VERY different weapons.

    You're doing a great job. I'm glad after some of your earlier pictures the you have gone with the ribbed barrel.
  12. PaperAir

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    Thank you Mousemuffins.In my earlier picture i was trying to use some of the parts from the original model didn,t work.New barrel new receiver new frame and a differant magazine then the original pictures.Thank God for the blue prints or I be lost. I found the web to be full of history and pictures of the tommy gun.
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    Oh wow, Really? I guess the M41A Pulse Rifle was built on a later model Tommy.
    The more you know, I guess :p
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    Simply awesome. I hope to get to your level of expertice somem day. Keep up the great work
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    001.jpg

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    006.jpg made the rear sight a leaf sight .thought it was cool.again thompson blue prints
  16. ekuth

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    You know, once this is epoxied and painted, it'll be tough to tell it from the real McCoy...
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    010.jpg

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    012.jpg started working on the wood graining effect.This is the base colors.
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    that type of epoxy do you recommend
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    went to ACE HARDWARE today looking for some glaze to finish the wood grain as I was there i found Minwax wood hardener.It said on the can to harden rotten wood to a rock hard finish .Well paper is like wood in-fact it,s processed wood so that the hey I,ll try it.Shore enough it made the paper rock hard.Though I,d just share a new trick I found to stiffen the paper after building.probly screw up printed pages but great on scratch builds.
  20. ekuth

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    Brilliant! Let's see some more pics. :mrgreen:

    And... this is gonna shoot paper bullets, right?
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