I get emails from time to time, saying that they don't like me putting guns on my sculptures.
I made two five barreled Gatling guns.
Then I cut out two mounting brackets out of titanium with my piercing saw.
The basic shape.
The bottom part will be filed round and tapped with a 3 mm tap.
The rough titanium with filed bevels.
I discarded the brass round part.
Then I made the power feed at the back. That is stainless steel wire made into a coil and then copper wire is inserted inside to give it strength.
All I got to do now is polish everything and then heat blue the titanium.
As the picture says.
The finished guns.
Now I wanted to finish the pilot and the cock pit.
So I started on the as yet unfinished pilots chair.
The actual stand , seat base and back are soldered as one piece.
Then all the other components are riveted together after it they are polished.
Finished and riveted.
Then I stared to work seriously on the pilot and cock pit.
I added some extra ribs , made him some upper arm bangles and finger rings and made him much more spiky.
Check out his rings.
Rings on the other hand/claw.
A bangle and upper arm lock pin.
Machine gun firing lever.
Yaw and weave control lever.
The bottom is a free swinging vertical pendulum.
Power and flight control levers.
The engraved symbols are in alien language.
The joy stick close up.
His unfinished head.
The finished head.
Some blued titanium pads for his shoulders.
Still have to seat the collar.
Pilot and cockpit interior finished.
Now for the actual cockpit housing.
All the housing is already made, so that meant I had to take it all apart and polish everything.
It is very delicate when it is apart so the potential for something to go wrong was big.
I made a lot of spiky screwy things.
My workbench as I am assembling everything.
After everything has been polished.
All in all about a hundred components.
The cockpit with the pilot inside.
So now I just have to blue all the spikes and then put it all together.
Next I am starting on the body.