Sunday, June 7, 2015

Welding complete

Good afternoon hobbyists,

So I have finally gotten around to welding the frame for the body armour holder.  Only one mild small burn, so it was a relatively successful project.

In the process I thought about the overall requirements for this piece of kit.  The biggest was portability.  That followed by aesthetics, naturally.  As a result, I decided to put cotter pins into the pegs in the base.

And the last part was the aesthetics.  And decided to try to burn a leopard c2 into the base.  Overall not really impressed with the process, but I wouldn't rule out trying it again at a later date.  So I painted the burn with black acrylic paint to fill it in a bit.  There is another coat of varnish currently drying.  Strangely enough it reminds me of the scouting boxes and awards that were given out when I was a kid, all of which were made in the 1950s.

There's the final product.  Let me know what you think.  

Cheers and happy hobbying.


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