M1A1 Thompson build thread

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Mousemuffins1, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. jgderuvo

    jgderuvo Member

    I can see using ABS and PVC along with some cardboard to make that sucker!
  2. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    oh no. I shall continue dreaming, however. How 'bout a broomhandle mauser? they're pretty.
  3. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    HMM. The M134 minigun is approx. 38" long, with 22" barrels. There are loads of photos about on the net, and i'll bet if you tried to contact an owner of one of the BB versions, they'd be quite happy to send you some photos. But anyway, back to the case in hand:

    She's nearly finished, just a few more details, like the front sight, and she'll be ready for paint.



    as you can see, I've gone for a 30round clip, an easy modification of the included 20, just add two holes to the length.


    I may tackle the Luger myself, but it'll be a scratchbuild, not downloadable.

    *I'm thinking working toggle...*
  4. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    superb! Thanks for sharing with us :)
  5. causticphlegm

    causticphlegm Member

    Sweet googly moogly!! Amazing..absolutely amazing, MM.
  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    absolutly fantastic job. cant wait to see the paint job!!

  7. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    Nothing, You rotten sod. i've had an accident.:oops:

    is it finished yet?

    How about now?

    IwantoneIwantoneIwantone..... *runs in circles...*
  8. johnflys2

    johnflys2 Member

    Nothing, I'm sorry to hear you overwrote your Luger files. I thought, finally I'll be able have a Luger and now................... I just hope you have the interest to go at it again.
  9. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    hmm. noticed you are doing the 1932 full auto version. Any chance of including the sideplate for the C96 as well, so it can be be built "standard" as well? I think I'll be doing that anyway, It's not a difficult leap.

    any chance of one of these? my tommygun needs some freinds.

  10. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i was planning on the c96 as well, ill have to go back through my references to see the differences aside from the clips, selecter and insets. i did the auto first because although i am very familiar with the c96 i did not know about the m712.im almost at test build. the luger i will return to when my disgust dies down a bit.
  11. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    Here's a nice family portrait :


    I'll do some closer shots when I've finished detailing her.
  12. ltla9000311

    ltla9000311 Member

    what can I say......

    Dude, abso-freaking-lutely amazing!:eek: When I have more time/effort/drive/the will to build, I will attempt, I say ATTEMPT, to come up with something as nice as you have! Just one more thing to learn and refine in my life.:confused: Thank you for sharing!
  13. kcpstudio

    kcpstudio Member

    Mouse..... thats just insane dude! OMG Just amazing!
  14. Toronto

    Toronto Member

    where did you get the parts?
  15. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    Parts? the only piece of the thompson not made from card is a small length of brass tubing to reinforce the cocking handle, so it wouldn't be accidently removed by an overenthusiastic admirer.

    Or maybe you mean where to get the base model? The M1A1 Thompson is available from http://www.ecardmodels.com/shop

    I'm going to add the last few pieces to it this week (I hope) so a few more photo's then.
  16. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    Okay, that's just crazy!

    I've seen many "is that paper?" before, but seeing the process with all the tips...Yesh!:thumb:

    We need a new icon...one for a Wayne's World "we're not worthy" reply! Would this be it? :inw:

    { I just found the "more" option! :p:razz:}

    What made this especially appealing to me is that the thread is sytematic and detailed and about my favorite weapon!

    I really didn't want to start another model, but now....



    The DC
  17. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

    Now if only I had that kind of talent! Mebbe I need to go to a talent shop. How much does it cost for a bucket-full?
  18. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I guess you could create talent by mixing patience with attention to detail. Not sure what the dosages are. :)
  19. shiftdel

    shiftdel Member

    This is really sad, I use to do it too.

    To avoid major damage, I also use to save each change on my models on a new file, so, if (when) I overwrite the most recent, I still have the last one. The only problem is that you end with several files of the same subject, but they can always be deleted after the model is done ;)
  20. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    What can I say...

    Dude, I so understand!

    I don't have the equipment or software to design, so I haven't made this specific error, but I've lost photography and writing the same way, sometimes even after taking precautions. I really get how sick and angry at yourself you are feeling.

    You are a very talented designer and your builds are truly inspirational. Nothing can return your lost time and effort, but you are unique in skill and talent to recover and reproduce.

    It’s not much, maybe, but you’ll be back astounding us again, possibly even improving upon your most recent efforts, having been through it. I am certain of this.

    My respect and shared regret,

    The DC

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