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Offline DB Andrus

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Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« on: 26 Dec , 2013, 21:26 »
Here are a few shots of the 1:1 Little Boy replica I did for The Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN.







I'd be happy to answer any questions about the replicas.

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Damian Andrus
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Alba, Texas
903-765-2999
« Last Edit: 26 Dec , 2013, 21:35 by DB Andrus »

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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #1 on: 26 Dec , 2013, 21:32 »
A few more shots, these of the 1:1 Fat Man for the same venue:











Synthetic Ordnance Works
(fomerly Synthetic Authentics)
Alba, Texas 75410
906-765-2999
« Last Edit: 26 Dec , 2013, 21:34 by DB Andrus »

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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #2 on: 29 Dec , 2013, 20:06 »
WOW! VERY col thing to do, well executed. OK, so give us the secrets man! materials, construction, etc. Also, an funny looks towing a huge bomb-shaped thing around behind your car?
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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #3 on: 30 Dec , 2013, 22:05 »
Fat Man:

Nose piece:  3/16" steel
Ballistic case:   Fiberglass, hand laid.
Tail:   3/16" aluminum plate, constructed with 1/4" solid aluminum rivets. 4,000 + holes drilled.
Antennae:  3/8" aluminum rod & plate.
Fittings and welds: Polyurethane resin.
Cart: Steel

Little Boy:

Body & tail:  10 ga. steel.
Nose: 1/4" hand laid fiberglass
Cart: Steel.

Off-the-shelf items used on both replicas:  Fasteners and casters, all else hand fabricated.





















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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #4 on: 31 Dec , 2013, 23:14 »
extremely well done, awesome!
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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #5 on: 02 Jan , 2014, 09:02 »
Wow!!!!!!!!

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Re: Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man
« Reply #6 on: 13 Apr , 2014, 17:42 »
Very interesting build. Thanks for sharing that.

Later Tim