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OT"s (Tk4746) T-21 build

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So guys here is my pic  portfolio of my progression of building my take on a T-21.

Firstly let me say this- that this is not to be a scale copy of a Lewis Gun conversion. I have looked at many of my fellow Legionnaires   projects & have taken what I like & left out what I don't. I'm no master builder, if any thing  my skills are to my thinking are lacking but ill give it my best.


Start of the mag plate note template yes I left out the raw frame shots


Stoke & Breech with template


Pistol grip frame & outer side of pistol grip   with template 


PVC piping which will form up the barrel

100_5595.jpgthe brass pipe end caps will make up my stock pull through compartment

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Ring of PVC that will make up the non seen space of the 2 different gauges of pipe that will form the barrel


The barrel end (small end) taped to be cut out flues to lessen weight.


Exit end of barrel inner flaring(black rubber reducing link)

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Bogging to heighten the finishing detail of the rear of the breech



assembly of the cooling fins


Another dry fit just to get a feel of were I'm going next

note: the detail on the breech

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Fitting, Gluing & bogging of the reducing section of the barrel ( Cut down plastic Drinking cups)


Fitting & Gluing of arg pipe (representing ribbing on the barrel)


Fitting & gluing in of the black rubber reducer for detail of the exit of the barrel

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So here are my pic's of the near finish product hope you like them


Right side view


Fore end of Barrel


Mid Section of barrel


Aft end of the barrel


Couplers & cooling fins



Right side of breech & Pistol grip


The butt with the cleaning compartment detail

Yes I know that there is no trigger but because of Australian fire arms & prohibited law I played it safe with the law

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Looking good, I must admit I added a trigger and electronics, too bad if the law don't like it LOL, well done so far :D

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Great build. Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me -- did you start with Terry's (Panda Trooper's) template and if so, more importantly, how did you print it out? Wondering if everyone's got large-format printers in their homes or if everyone is going to Kinkos to print the thing out.

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HI yes I did start with Panda troopers template and went from there. How I Printed it out was a matter of trail and error (more error & very trying :6: )Basically down loaded the template converted it to PDF file then if memory service me right through reducing print size until I got the correct size on a series of A4 sheets. This was achieved by using a tape measure & the measurements that a on template. Hint start with a section will easily fit on A4
By noting the measurement on the template for that section
adjust Print size til the reduction equates to actual measurement on the paper (remember/ write down that reduction percentage) and apply to the rest of the template .
You will have to have some over lap to line up. This will take time and patience. :icon_beg:  :coffee2: 
The cut and paste(sticky tape) sections together to give you the butt & breach component
and same for the mag plate & rear sight base

I hope this is some help. PS I've transferred my paper template to Styrene so never have to do that again :smiley-sw013:

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Thanks Chris - Yeah it was a lot of work but what you described worked well. Printed it out onto 24 pages of 8.5x11" paper, cut the top and left edge of each, and taped 'em together. Printed out a couple copies of some of the key parts that needed transferring. 


I scribbled graphite all over the back of the paper and then put the paper face-up (with graphite on the wood) on the wood and then traced the template drawing. That transferred the design to the wood. 


I like your idea of simply holding onto styrene cut-outs! Gonna do that if I ever decide to do another.

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