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Eventually started on a project I've been wanting to do for ages....
Can you guess
http://s2.postimg.cc/p9b0j7oid/20150315_223702.jpg

If not I'll do another tomorrow. .

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Beginnings of a LALD Shark Gun?

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Bingo, it's the grip of the pistol.

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Well done Andy. . ajb007/smile
http://s13.postimg.cc/geh88m8hv/20150317_152612.jpg

http://s17.postimg.cc/bh7shrk3v/20150317_152600.jpg

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Very nice

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Looking forward to see the finished gun.  Very nice!!! ajb007/cheers

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Work in progress with prototypes. Some will be resin casts with steel and  aluminium Milling.
The real thing..

http://s13.postimg.cc/5wregitrn/007_LLD_Shark_Gun_Real_Prop_2.jpg

obviously mine..


http://s18.postimg.cc/5ckx01s7p/2015_03_19_19_57_21.jpg

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Paul,
That's looking GREAT!!!! Glad the photo refrences came in handy!!!
Ed

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Very impressive work!!

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Agreed, very impressive.  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Indeed they did & do Ed...
Many thanks again fella, what would this community do without your VERY valuable archive of knowledge and resources.

Thanks for your support  ajb007/cheers

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Looking very good. I saw this when it first came up for auction at the big Bond auction at Bonhams, years ago. Wanted one ever since. One of the few rare props that actually looked better in real life.
Good luck !

...one hundred caratsh rough!

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This project has been on the back burner for quite some time, but recently re visited again, spurred on by the screen one being auctioned off by Planet Hollywood in the 'Icons and Legends' memorabilia auction in the US this month, starting at $60,000.
Current progress against the screen used one.

All fabricated the traditional way from aluminium, balsa wood, tubing, carved, turned, machined, poured, cast and painted rather than 3d printing it all.
More to do as some are only prototypes to gauge size etc then  substitute with machined parts in aluminium. Co2 bullet cannisters will be more screen accurate.
It was fun making the receiver action working from concept drawings by Sid Cain, seen here below. The original gun had more items on but milust have been removed before filming I. E. Hard guard and rear air tubes. This is evident in the way the guns case (which is a shame was never seen on screen) has additional custom cut outs for.

https://i.postimg.cc/0MCbMPKH/IMG-20190907-205830.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/DJGZ3XKs/34247402-2m.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Wd0JgCyg/IMG-20190908-170126.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/7byRqDVr/34247402-1m.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/3dVgggx5/IMG-20190908-170147.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/YjQ82DrG/IMG-20190908-161607.jpg

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Looking great Paul!!! It's not an easy one!

Do you still want to make modifications?
Can you details which parts are in wood or aluminum?!  ajb007/confused

Thanks for sharing!   ajb007/cheers

- François

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That is absolutely STUNNING!!
Amazing attention to detail, can’t wait to see the finished item.
Prop craftsmanship at its finest ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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WOW  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/heart

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bondpropfan wrote:

.. . This is evident in the way the guns case (which is a shame was never seen on screen) has additional custom cut outs for.

Really well seen!!!... and I can swear you that I have looked this picture with extreme attention.

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7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Looks awesome, bondpropfan - love it! ajb007/cheers Congrats on reaching this level of progress - I bet it feels great to advance with it after the hiatus. Bonus points for building it using traditional methods. It is, as François says, a challenging project, certainly not as straight-forward as it first appears. Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Andrew

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Paul, Francois, Andrew & now Luca....the race is on!!!!!   --Ed

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Thanks fellas, appreciate the feedback.
François, materials used so far,
Gun oil bottle - copper case, made from laminate balsa wood formed around shape. Found bottle had no lid, so I had to make another from forming with 'milliput' epoxy putty.
Copper air canisters, formed and shaped out of a solid balsa wood block with shaped cap for valve.
Cleaning brush, a real shotgun barrel cleaning brush.
Handle/grip, formed with curving and laminating thin sheets of balsa wood around the air canisters and shaped balsa for top. Inset thread to secure barrel.
Barrel, made from aluminium tubing, reemed and sized to enable sleeving into each other. Shaped steel thread for connecting to handle.
Bullets, these are temporary resin & plaster (because I ran out of resin), until I machine them out of metal.
Then onto flocking the case Inserts...

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Oh boy..!! That's old school craftsmanship!
Thanks for these details Paul!
That a great project and a phenomenal set of skills!  ajb007/cheers

I saw your thread/this thread two years ago while studing the feasibility of this prop.
It was really inspiring!!

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7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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thespyboys11 wrote:

Paul, Francois, Andrew & now Luca....the race is on!!!!!   --Ed

Is the first price is a 1:1 Kananga balloon ?!

https://i.postimg.cc/0jmmM0bn/tumblr-inline-ohzv2igjp11sr42eh-500.gif



BTW it would worth making a common Thread for this prop to share progress and tips

Last edited by Alex1995 (9th Sep 2019 13:41)

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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AND, it will be personally delivered by our very own "Spike" although it will have been slightly "used"
(what IS he doing back there?)
                                               
https://i.postimg.cc/3ky709tD/007-lald-kananga-real-prop-2.jpg

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thespyboys11 wrote:

AND, it will be personally delivered by our very own "Spike" although it will have been slightly "used"
(what IS he doing back there?)
                                               
https://i.postimg.cc/3ky709tD/007-lald-kananga-real-prop-2.jpg


LMFAO  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  You funny bugger Ed  ajb007/lol

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thespyboys11 wrote:

AND, it will be personally delivered by our very own "Spike" although it will have been slightly "used"
(what IS he doing back there?)
                                               
https://i.postimg.cc/3ky709tD/007-lald-kananga-real-prop-2.jpg


ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

An A3 limited edition print of this picture is available on request  ajb007/biggrin

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