Unit 3 – Research
Research task 1: Woods!
a pros and cons list: http://www.ehow.com/info_8141123_pros-cons-different-types-wood.html
hardwood vs. softwood: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Hardwood_vs_Softwood
wood’s place in art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_as_a_medium
Wood is used in situations where things need to be light but sturdy. So it is usually a pro makers best friend. But there are many different types of wood that can do many different things.
mahogany finish tut: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-faux-mahogany-finish/index.html
Research task 2: Flintlock pistol.
Our next project is flintlock pistol. I would ideally like to create something like in fable 2 or 3 but we’ll see.
Here is a doable style of a french flintlock: http://www.brianruckley.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/flintlock-pistol.gif
Research task 3: Fake gun laws.
- It’s good to know what the fake gun laws are if you are going to making replicas. Although we are fine with flintlock pistols(anything before 1870 is fine) one day we may make something that will be questionably legal.
- If its a realistic weapon that was around before 1870 you are fine, even outside of film because the weapons before that didn’t use brass cartridges. They used percussion firing which is still legal.
- Overall it appears that imitation firearms are treated with the same level of seriousness.
- The groups of people still allowed to purchase realistic imitation weapons include; museums, re-enactments, film/theatre, and crown servants.
- When using even a fake but realistic looking weapon on film you still must notify the police that you are doing so.
- The group that organizes the use of real and fake firearms is JACE the Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment.
The hse information sheet detailing how to deal with the use of real weapons(even just using blanks) on a film set: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/etis20.pdf