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Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby JeffG » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:13 pm

Any hints on where to get a new prop, preferably brass?
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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Thor » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:32 pm

Prop shop UK
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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Sub culture » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:08 am

Prop shop will cast props in silicone bronze (which looks like brass but is a heck of a lot tougher), stainless steel or aluminium.

Fantastic quality.

Website http://www.prop-shop.co.uk/

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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Thor » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:53 am

The great thing about the Prop Shop UK is that they already carry the 1/72nd scale Alfa prop in brass.


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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby JeffG » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:02 pm

Thanks Matt

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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Sub culture » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:17 am

Not wishing to be pedantic, but Prop shop props are not cast in brass, they're cast in silicone bronze.

The materials look the similar, but there is a huge difference in strength and rigidity between the two, not to mention that silicone bronze is a swine to machine and work. So when you order your prop, make sure you specify what size hole and thread you want it tapped out to (Simon will usually ask you this when you make the order).
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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Thor » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:40 am

You are quite correct, Andy. My oversight.

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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby roedj » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:51 pm

Sub culture wrote:Not wishing to be pedantic, but Prop shop props are not cast in brass, they're cast in silicone bronze.


Not wishing to be "really" pedantic but they're cast in silicon brass not silicone brass.

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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby Sub culture » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:31 pm

Oh very well. BTW it's bronze not brass.
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Re: Matt Thor Alfa Kit

Postby roedj » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:00 pm

Sub culture wrote:Oh very well. BTW it's bronze not brass.


You, Sir, are absolutely correct.

As you read this I am throwing myself on my sword. (But a good 12 hour epoxy will close up the leak)

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