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Title: Burning barrels
Post by: johngeigle on January 05, 2014, 12:50:05 PM
Just finished these barrels for the Bulldozer diorama. used lead sheet burnished over a plastic 1/24th scale barrel. A little Styrene disc for the bottom to give it structure, I will be adding rust and a screen for the burning barrel.

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/burningbarrel1.jpg)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/burningbarrel2.jpg)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/burningbarrel3.jpg)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/burningbarrel4.jpg)


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: Ray Dunakin on January 05, 2014, 08:50:36 PM
Nice! Are the edges of the lead sheet glued together? How thick is it?



Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: eTraxx on January 05, 2014, 09:08:30 PM
Remember having to take a pick and knock holes in the bottom of the burn barrel for water to run out. When it was filled up would put it in a wheel barrel and 'tote' it into the woods to dump it. They would only last so long .. the heat would make it rust really fast .. dang ... That was 50 years ago ..


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: johngeigle on January 06, 2014, 03:01:12 PM
Rusty Barrels
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/IMG_6689.jpg)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/johngeigle/barrels/IMG_6689.jpg)

The lead sheet is about .015 thick.


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: johngeigle on January 06, 2014, 03:02:41 PM
Remember having to take a pick and knock holes in the bottom of the burn barrel for water to run out. When it was filled up would put it in a wheel barrel and 'tote' it into the woods to dump it. They would only last so long .. the heat would make it rust really fast .. dang ... That was 50 years ago ..

I did the same thing as a kid had to dump the barrel in the rock pit  behind our house. Good time Good times  ;)


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: chester on January 06, 2014, 07:44:44 PM
Ditto on the throwing 'em out back. They made great targets. We poked holes around the base to get air under the fire.


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: johngeigle on January 06, 2014, 08:28:22 PM
Ditto on the throwing 'em out back. They made great targets. We poked holes around the base to get air under the fire.

Note the bullet holes in the barrel on its side. That is why we took them to the gravel pit ;D


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: johngeigle on January 06, 2014, 08:29:41 PM
you cannot see them but there are entry and exit holes


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: Lawton Maner on January 08, 2014, 04:05:35 PM
My burn barrel is much darker around the lower half where the fire is on the inside. You have given us a very good rendition of a barrel which hasn't been used for a while. When mine gets about 1/2 full, I tip it over, shovel the ash into the trailer behind my lawn tractor and dump the ashes in the woods behind my neighbor's house.


Title: Re: Burning barrels
Post by: Lightengine on January 26, 2014, 09:10:02 AM
As teenagers we rolled one of these sealed drums onto the bonfire at the end of Guy Fawkes night.  For about 20 minutes an occasional booming noise could be heard and we thought nothing more of it.  Next morning we went across the field to the bonfire site.  The complete circular end of the barrel had blown off and shot 200-300 yards across the field, hit the side wall of a house and landed in their orchard.  The interior of the drum was a lovely grey all over