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The Bullion Express (Boot Hill Express)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:44 PM

littletimmy
Anyway, there is a package on it's way to you. Mr Haney threw in some extra parts he had.

Package is received and Haney included some cool stuff. I can definitely see items I will use. Tell Haney he does not have to return the WPA shovel.

Thanks, Tim!

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:18 PM

HL might not carry them.  If you have a rock shop in the area they might or would know where to go.  I remember that most were kind of a filigree style in several sizes.

For wood spoke wheels, might take a look at some of the wooden toy parts suppliers.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:22 PM

GH-- taking your jewelry cap idea--here is something interesting.  10 pieces for $7.95. The price is right and with some mods, it could be cool. Diameter is a little less than 1/2 inch, or 12 mm. Would need to check how that would fit my project but I like this. It even has the look of rivets. 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:26 PM

goldhammer
For wood spoke wheels, might take a look at some of the wooden toy parts suppliers.

I kind of migrated to iron wheels. Instead of rubber tires I will clad them with iron and spikes for traction.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:03 PM

Watch/clock gears might be an alternative for spoked iron, couple glued together for thickness.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:10 PM

You will need a couple of extra-vehicular agents to pick up the sacks.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:23 AM

goldhammer

Watch/clock gears might be an alternative for spoked iron, couple glued together for thickness.

 

Interesting thought. Thatd be steampunk for sure. I will explore that idea too. Would need to be large enough diameter.

Great ideas guys. You are helping me to evolve this thing to another level. 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:25 AM

GMorrison

You will need a couple of extra-vehicular agents to pick up the sacks.

 

Bill

 

Lol. I like your thinking. 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:31 AM

Hi;

     Some years back, I did an airship in steam punk for a friend. Funniest thing I ever saw. I used the steam engine parts from the Rocket Train engine and then did the Airbag from a mold I made over one of those long balloons half inflated. Then, burst the balloon and poured resin in it and let it set, Broke the mold and Viol'a a Steam punk airship.You should seen the props. Plastic Daisy petals!

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:53 PM

Good to see USPS is on the job.

But, Ididnt see the photo-etch mesh in the icture....

 Better look in the box again 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:38 PM

Bakster
My eyes are not what they used to be. Maybe I need to look again.

Well some of the wimmins my local HL are distracting beyond measure Smile

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:49 PM

GMorrison
You will need a couple of extra-vehicular agents to pick up the sacks.

Now, should those be 25mm gaming figures (a la Sand People) or 80mm or 1/16 figures (more like a Djinn) . . . ?

THis might be a help:  http://rocketfin.com/diorama-figures.cfm

The Car Mechanics, or American Firemen, even the Henry Ford Set . . . (ICM seems to have a wide and varied range; who woud have thought Lot Lizards would be neccessary Smile )

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:28 PM

CapnMac82
Well some of the wimmins my local HL are distracting beyond measure

Too funny. That can be interpreted more ways than one.  You must have had that plumbing truck at HL because I was distracted by a few wimmins folk too. Not in a bad way, if you catch my drift.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:38 PM

littletimmy
But, Ididnt see the photo-etch mesh in the icture

That is funny Tim because I hadn't noticed it in the box when I took the image. Just after,  I looked again, and thought I better double check what is stuck in the bottom. It was sort of stuck in there and I at first thought it was a piece of shipping tape. I was amazed when I realized what it was and relieved I didn't throw it out.

Thanks again, Tim. All that you sent was very generous of you.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:40 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

     Some years back, I did an airship in steam punk for a friend. Funniest thing I ever saw. I used the steam engine parts from the Rocket Train engine and then did the Airbag from a mold I made over one of those long balloons half inflated. Then, burst the balloon and poured resin in it and let it set, Broke the mold and Viol'a a Steam punk airship.You should seen the props. Plastic Daisy petals!

 

That sounds cool, TB. Wishing I could have seen it.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:48 PM

CapnMac82

Thanks for sharing this. This is the first I heard of this place. Bookmarked it.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:21 PM

Bakster

 

 
CapnMac82

 

Thanks for sharing this. This is the first I heard of this place. Bookmarked it.

 

I noticed this kit in Rocketfins new releases. This is the kit my brother wants, which lead me to my journey into the Boothill Mountains.

Aside from all my yammer, work continues on the roof. I hope to get color on the powerplant this weekend. My job gets in the way of my fun.

Btw Capn. Your winter weather months back continues to make my job miserable. But I can't put all the blame on that event. Apparently, months back, a resin plant in Florida was struck by lightning igniting a fire. It knocked that one out of commision as well. What are the odds.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:37 AM

Wow! You're getting some amazing help here Bakster! I'm almost tempted to start my own steampunk vehicle- but I really need to finish up my cyberpunk android for Steve/ModelCrazy... And then a post Global Sharknado survivor vehicle...

Looking forward more and more to seeing what you end up with!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:36 PM

Bakster
I noticed this kit in Rocketfins new releases. This is the kit my brother wants

Wow.  Built a couple of those.  Robbed some tires off die-cast tractors and pointed the blower scoop in the correct direction. Smile

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:53 PM

Bakster;

The best part was using the imagination to get it done, and it was a whole H#%^ lot of fun!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:46 PM

CapnMac82
  Robbed some tires off die-cast tractors and pointed the blower scoop in the correct direction.

That is funny. I didn't notice the blower facing backwards. What the heck...

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:48 PM

Tanker-Builder

Bakster;

The best part was using the imagination to get it done, and it was a whole H#%^ lot of fun!

 

Bingo! 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:50 PM

Gamera
Wow! You're getting some amazing help here Bakster!

Agreed.  Yes

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 21, 2021 12:24 AM

this should be fun steve , sorry i was so long in getting here . nothing has changed though , nearly 9,000 view's already .

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 21, 2021 2:47 PM

Hey Steve, glad u made it. 

Even I am surprised how quick the views tallied. Must be the title. Who can resist BULLION.  Wink

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 24, 2021 9:13 PM

Well, spent two hours trying to find a way to show this in action. Not sure if this large file will cause the thread to dog, but lets give it a whirl. If you guys have issues let me know.

Just a few words about this. I decided to custom mix a color not so close to the gold I will use later for the bullion. I used Alclad Bronze with a mix of Alclad copper. No light leaks that I see. 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, May 24, 2021 9:24 PM

Hmmmmm....it can't decide to shift from impulse to warp or not.

Very nice

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 24, 2021 9:33 PM

goldhammer

Hmmmmm....it can't decide to shift from impulse to warp or not.

Very nice

 

Lol.  Thank you sir.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, May 24, 2021 10:33 PM

Take a look at micro mark site for the Tom Daniel's contest.  Any TD kit, in a dio or not, any mods.  Just has to be a TD kit.  1K MM certificate prize.

Look up any of the TD kits on site for rules and entry procedure.

This thing could take it all from what I've seen so far and what it looks like you have planned.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:18 AM
that looks so cool steve

 

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