Adding Wood Grips to Resin Firefly Mal Pistol

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by dr_slurpee, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I got a set of these real american walnut wood grips over on FireflyProps.net to try and finally upgrade and finish my resin Mal pistol. fireflyprops.net - Wood grips for sale

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    I'll be putting them on this, which I know will take a little alteration since the grips weren't designed to specifically fit the resin pistol, but it should be pretty simple to fill and modify the resin with a little bondo and elbow grease. More to follow!
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  2. Crusaderman2004

    Crusaderman2004 Active Member

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    This will be a fun project to follow! Just curious, what resin model is that? A Wilco?
     
  3. LizardJedi

    LizardJedi Sr Member

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    Not a wilco, they don't have the safety switch, and the grips are separate.

    Phillips? If so I think the grips would be close at least?
     
  4. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It HAS to be. At least, it looks exactly like the Philippes' piece that I used to own...
     
  5. robstyle

    robstyle Master Member

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    Keep in mind the Phil castings were off the original FF version out of the original mold or remolded from a pull from the original mold pending the number of the run. By altering it, your removing its lineage.
     
  6. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does the multiple castings throw the size a little off for the grips fitting?
     
  7. robstyle

    robstyle Master Member

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    it will so break out your $10 Harbor Freight digital calipers before you start cutting.
     
  8. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep it's a Phil cast. I admit I am a bit torn still about modding it, but I would love to add the grips, make the lever move, add a moving trigger. Perhaps I will end up scratch building though. LOL
     
  9. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    dr_slurpee,

    Looking forward to your progress on this one.

    Oh, and * you! :lol Just sent Badger some credits for a set. Seriously though, thanks. The resin ones on my Sidkit need replacing.

    Ted.
     
  10. Risu

    Risu Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I had the same plan, but I actually have to make the grips, too, so I haven't gotten around to it yet. I did remove one of the grips from my Phil cast already, though. It's not too difficult with a dremel tool.
     

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