Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

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    Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    I'm a big fan of the sandtrooper weapons and after scratchbuilding a DLT-19 (MG34) for my custom mando (see pics of it here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=33826 ) I thought I would take on the task of making the Lewis gun.

    I couldn't find any useful tutorials but I found this pic on TK-409's website

    After seeing that I just whipped out some paper and a ruler and started making my own templates..

    Then transfered the templates onto a piece of 3/4" thick wood twice...

    After cutting them out, I glued the two pieces together then put screws in to hold it.

    Then I started on the barrel. I used a piece of 3" pvc, 2" pvc, and a 3" to 2" reducer. I put those pieces together then put a piece of flex pipe (not sure what it's really called) over part of the 3" pipe...This is what I have so far!





    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    Nice job so far dude, gonna keep watching this thread

    What did you use for the ribbed section od tubing?

    Steve

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    I can't remeber what its called exactly. It's like flex tubing or something. It's the stuff you connect to the bottom of gutter drains. Picked it up at Lowe's.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    Worked on this thing a little last night and today. I drilled the hole for the trigger, then cut out some grips made of mat board and glued them on. I also made the little pieces that go right behind the barrel. Last I primed the barrel and gave it a coat of aluminum.

    I still need to find some greeblies to add to the stock before I start painting it. Next I'll be adding the black coat of spray paint to the barrel. Enjoy!








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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    Alright, I painted most of the barrel a flat black. I'm thinking of leaving the ribbed part chrome though cause it gives the gun a little more character.

    Comments?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    looks great!!!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    Well this thing is almost finished, just need to find some greeblies for it.





    I buckled and went ahead and painted the ribbed part black to match the original.



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    Re: Scratchbuilt Lewis Gun / T-21

    Looking good. Keep the pics coming!

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