Spencerleehorton

M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:05 AM »
White Market Thread

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=53007.0

Hi All,

I wanted to build a M49/M50 body with in my mind some improvements from the original, at the worst they are variations on a theme.
My ethos is to source locally here in the UK (Suffolk) and to have a really good product that is going to last and be strong and good value for money (those most important part most of the time!!!  :) )

the variations i wanted from the original are the following:

Screw in base to body
2 layer mesh
45º angle of mesh (makes it much stronger)
best brass quality (not cheap Chinese brass)
connector to be somewhat universal (be able to use different connectors)
Nickel Plated finish to give a great vintage look

here are some pictures of my journey
« Last Edit: September 10, 2013, 04:36:11 AM by Spencerleehorton »
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!


Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:52 AM »
side
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 05:59:48 AM »
Inside
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 06:00:19 AM »
Inside and Outer
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 06:00:50 AM »
Inside head Basket
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

letterbeacon

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 06:55:12 AM »
These look great! Looking forward to seeing the U47 ones!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 07:53:26 PM »
Have got 5 M49 bodies available on the white market thread if anyones interested!! :)

regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 09:11:10 AM »
have got some more bodies available for everyone
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]s.co.uk

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 09:11:32 AM »
bodies
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 09:11:54 AM »
caps
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!


Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 11:51:38 PM »
Hi Everyone,

little update, i am building the last jig to finish this run then early next week i will be nickel plating them, so all being well they should be all done end of next week.
Sorry for being a little bit behind but i really wanted to get this all perfect.
will post pics as soon as im done.


regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 04:40:18 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Another little update on the nickel plating, have just finished doing some initial testing and all came out nice.
Very nice vintage nickel look.
New jig nearly sorted for finishing the bodies, should be all systems go end of next week. :)
Hopefully when everyone sees these they will want to buy some.

regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Phrazemaster

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013, 06:34:25 AM »
These look incredible! I'm sorry no one else has responded yet, but clearly the craftsmanship and attention to detail are stellar!

If I wasn't already up top my ears in other DIY I might be tempted!

Hope you sell a ton. These look great!~
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Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2013, 06:39:23 AM »
Hi Phrasemaster,

thanks for the boost in confidence, will push on and be hopefully that once finished this first batch there could be a second!!! :)

regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2013, 06:00:41 AM »
Hi All,

Here is a little update on where im at, Have done first part of nickel plating and ready to finish up final layers,  then give them a good clean up and ship them out to Pasarski and Steph.b.

regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Steph.B

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 10:54:16 AM »
Can't wait, it looks great !
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Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 01:16:12 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Very nearly finished with the nickel plating now, there are a few that need going over again and re polishing but im pretty happy with soon of these ones, really look vintage and from the right era.
After nickel plating I polish them up with a brass wire fitting and it makes them really come up nice, then i polish up with 2 types of metal polish to get the correct look.
The end is in sight now!!!, see what you think.

regards

Spence.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2013, 01:18:16 PM »
Few other pics, one on the right needs another go at it.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2013, 01:19:15 PM »
This is a before and in progress and after
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!

letterbeacon

Re: M49 / M50 Bodies - All British Made - Vintage
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2013, 01:20:19 PM »
Wow, they look amazing! Can't wait till you do the U47!