Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

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Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:06 am

More of a scratch build than the last job he had me do which was a Hasbro FX conversion.

Some artsy teaser pics

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Nice chunk of 2" acetal rod

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Chock it up

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Getting a little, hairy? Going from 50.8mm to 40mm makes a mess...

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Down to pre-final width of 40mm, machining a 7mm wide step, down to 19mm deep

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Aaaand done, after lots of measuring and lots of measuring...

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Fits like a glove. A really tight glove, needs a little tweaking.

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:04 pm

More parts came in the mail!

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:59 pm

And more mail arrived...

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:27 am

No goodies in the mail today, so onto the work!

PIC DUMP!

Recharge port?

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Yes, Virginia, you CAN run wires through heat shrink!

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So, remember the chunk of delrin from the lathe? A template was made so some random holes could be drilled... or are they random?

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Just a hint at what the holes are for

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Sometimes you just need a tool and having a lathe can be of big help. Especially when you need to make an extra long drill stop because of a raised portion on the work piece

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Mormegil » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:09 am

AJ,

Looking good! Can't wait to see it finished! :D

--Jeff

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:06 pm

I wasnt exactly happy with how the NBv4 and USB port were mounted, so i redid it and added a couple more nice touches

A little bit of carbon fiber Kydex and some heat shrink results in this

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Even though you cant see the wires when the battery is installed, i wanted to cover them up anyway

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More secure and better looking than the last one

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:31 am

More mail today, last of the bits...

Some connectors to..connect... things

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Some more lathing, should be the last

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End cap snaps on

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LED holder snaps on

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Peeker speaker...

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End cap with the hot shoe mount missing, possibly removed by the force

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Some more artsy shots...

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Only a few more bits to finish and then itll be done :)

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:13 am

Did some light wiring. Ha, double meaning ;)

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:00 am

Well, bet you boys and girls thought i dropped off the face of the earth! Its amazing what a little microscopic bug can do to the human body.. well, im back!

Figured id drop these here as a teaser for the end. No, this isnt finished!!

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Re: Jeff Wissman's Heiland Build

Post by Tsi Talon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:50 pm

A trim ring was needed for two reasons, the most important one was to make sure the LED's are centered in the tube since i am trying to make sure the tube stays as close to original as possible. This means, using as many of the stock pieces as they come with minimal alteration.

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Speaking of original parts, i disassembled the 'emitter' to add a couple bits of adornment to change the look a bit

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A flat piece and a trim ring. The trim ring had to be relieved to fit under the screw hole and to also fit past the protrusion. The trim ring will assist with holding the blade secure when inserted.

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Down the throat, very sci-fi looking i think

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In case anyone noticed and wondered about the little slit in the side, this is what thats for. What does it do? I have no idea yet...

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Needed to make a jig for this bit of wiring, no other way to get it done. This is for a feature the owner will reveal after delivery :)

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Installed and affixed, ready for the next step

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