thermal detonator

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lovelyrhiannon

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I just started working at a hardware store so I thought I would try my first build. It has the most random things, so I decided to only use items I could buy from there. I started off with a plastic lemon holder and went from there. I used bondo to fill in the slits.
 

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lovelyrhiannon

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I then used my dremel (which i got from the hardware store with my awesome discount) to cut out the teeth and I wanted a little more depth so I carved out every other segment. I used a piece of plastic gutter, lined it with bondo as well, for the center insert.
 

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lovelyrhiannon

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So I did a lot, a LOT of research on the paint job but I couldn't fine a way to get the originals look so I went with this. I first primed, then put down a gold coat, then bronze, then iron. I used, to tell the truth olive oil with a couple watered down coats to make the paint weird, so when it dried I could just wipe off the oil and the paint would still be there uneven. I just used the iron here and there and then wiped it off, leaving just a hint of left. I used a exacto knife to cut out pieces to weather it more and used my nail fill to scratch it up randomly. I know it looks bronzy but I think It looks like carved medal and since I am going to the convention with a steampunk cross play I thought it would work.
 

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Sym-Cha

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That looks absolutely stunning ... can't wait what you come up with for the lights and handle on top ... welcome on board ... some great skills and weathering techniques :)

Chaim
 

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Sym-Cha

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Excellent ...of course I'll be expecting to see a picture with a finished thermal detonator . . . in full steam punk Boussh outfit once you're done ;)

Chaim
 

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Katscan

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So, I noticed that you are using the Disney Hot Potato for your electronics. Im not much of an electronics expert but I would caution the use of the 9V battery as the previous power source for the toy is 6V. With how cheap the electronics looked I doubt there is a voltage regulator so be careful that you do not burn out the circuits using the 9V.

I would honestly recommend using this coin cell battery holder. Not only does it provide the correct voltage but it is also smaller and may fit better in your project. It also has a handy on off switch.
 

lovelyrhiannon

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So, I noticed that you are using the Disney Hot Potato for your electronics. Im not much of an electronics expert but I would caution the use of the 9V battery as the previous power source for the toy is 6V. With how cheap the electronics looked I doubt there is a voltage regulator so be careful that you do not burn out the circuits using the 9V.

I would honestly recommend using this coin cell battery holder. Not only does it provide the correct voltage but it is also smaller and may fit better in your project. It also has a handy on off switch.

thank you but i am not using that, it was just in the picture, but thanks again.
 

lovelyrhiannon

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i added a top layer of sparsely placed silver scraps as an attempt to show how it had been worn off over time to reveal the brass underbelly.

to be able to glue the cup the battery holder resided in,to the bottom haft of the TD, i had to cut it out of it's cup holder and hot glue it right side up so i could change the batteries as needed once to was permanently secured to the TD.
 

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lovelyrhiannon

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i wanted to be able to open and change the batteries at will and with the center ring being glued to the battery cup and the cup being glued to the bottom, the top haft had to be able to be tightly secured to the ring while still being able to be removed. so i hot glued screws to the top haft and cut out L shape holes in the ring right below. to prevent an wobble in the future i put hot glue in a top haft where the ring would sit when connected.
 

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QCWolf

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Like a Boss! That's the best looking lemon holder I've ever seen. Nice work and very creative. Can't wait to see more!

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