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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:51 pm

    No more Dremeling required. Just a few plate substitutions. Hope to get some smooth tiles on there soon...

    Mag release works now:
    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effort1911/mk1/mk1MagRelease.jpg

    And the other side:
    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effort1911/mk1/mk1SafetyDetent.jpg
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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:10 pm

    The Mk 1 LDR if anyone is interested. The center holes & adjoining clutches require modification to fit:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effort1911/mk1/effort1911Mk1.ldr
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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:03 pm

    Someone else has done it - perhaps before me, albeit it appears they cut a baseplate to do so:

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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:41 pm

    Effort 1911, Mk 2:

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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:52 pm

    And video:

    http://www.feinsteinproject.org/loes/effort1911/mk2/effort1911Mk2Take1.mp4

    Many thanks to the nice folks @ Shoot Smart who took the video:

    http://www.shootsmart.com/
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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:19 pm

    More heresy: since you have to cut the holes a little closer to the mid-point in order to fit the screws, and cut the bottom of the hole a bit to fit the screw sockets - why not put 2x2 plates under the 4x2 plates, and just cut the holes larger? Well, even better, that will allow us to replace the 4x2 plates w/ 2x2 curved pieces - and drill the holes through the center of the joints of the 2/x2 pieces. Once you've put a 2x2 plate underneath, you can replace it w/ a 2x3 plate up top, which ties the top plates into the larger work. But now the bottom piece, while now curved, is still only held by superglue - and when dropped, will separate from the rest of the grip.

    But now, we're already cutting Legos. (Yes, I'm clearly a heretic @ this point, I'll make up the plurals as I go along.) So why stop at just drilling holes that didn't exist before? What is needed to tie the entire work together is a 2x12 plate running the entire length. But our 3x4 curved tile conflicts with that - and is needed to cover up part of the 1911 magwell. Hmm. What if we cut a 1x4 slot in our 2x12 plate? Then it would fit.

    What if we want to strengthen the grips further? Well, there is almost enough room in the magwell to take a 3x7 plate - you'd have to trim the ends a bit. But you can't buy a 3x7 plate on Bricklink. :) But we can CUT a 4x8 plate to a 3x7 plate. We were gonna trim one of the corners anyway. And we were going to trim the bottom a bit anyway - ooh, we could use a baseplate, couldn't we? We only need a 6x7 baseplate...
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    Re: A MOC - Kragled

    Postby backbencher » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:35 pm

    Parts ordered for 3 prototypes of the Mk 2 A. Including a baseplate - took me awhile to find a baseplate that was still in production. As long as the customer is chopping a baseplate, I might as well buy a big one & chop it into smaller pieces for them, and then I can get several kits worth out of a single baseplate.
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