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Limited Run Blade Runner 2049 - K's blaster....in Metal

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by brandomack, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Matt009

    Matt009 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can't wait to get hold of one! I made my final payment today!
     
  2. DarthChrisDK

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    Love the update. Thanks!
     
  3. Dakota

    Dakota Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am super excited to get in on this!
     
  4. Gprops2

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    Appreciate the update. Can’t wait to get my hands on that cold steel.
     
  5. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi everyone!

    Here is the current iteration of the model. i requested Skylu3Design alter the hammer to reduce the amount of mass that will have to be moved by the solenoid. If everything goes well, i hope to get this printing this weekend.



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  6. Stormshadow

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    Can’t believe I missed this, but I am enjoying watching and following your progress.....it looks very exciting.....if someone drops out or you find room for another, pm, me and I’ll send you funds right away.....in any event keep up the great work....
     
  7. repy

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    Amazing! Thanks for the update, I can't wait!
     
  8. UnitPD

    UnitPD Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd like to be added to the list also if someone drops out. My money is ready! Looks really awesome.
     
  9. userd1402

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    PM's sent...
     
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  10. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hello everyone!

    The current progress on our run:

    -3D model is completed
    -3D printing has begun
    - Resin printed small individual components should be arriving from Rocketeer today
    - Larger components are going to be test printed in low resolution on Rocketeer’s extrusion printer
    to permit blocking out any necessary physical details like patterning the wiring harness and doing
    Molding and sprue layout. Once the test print has been inspected, multiple copies of each component will be
    resin printed to allow for increased production speed.
     
  11. enterprise0216

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    Thanks for the update i appreciate the constant communication flow of where you are at on the project. Even if there is delays communications is everything i am sure many will agree. :)
     
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  12. Stefan Jones

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    any progress pictures of the 3d prints? just curious :)
     
  13. brandomack

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    Working on the progress video right now.

    Shooting today and tomorrow, editing tomorrow night. I’ll be uploading to Youtube on Sunday.
     
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  14. brandomack

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  15. Mookie

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    It's looking awesome! Can't wait for the finished product, though the time being spent is certainly right to get the details!
     
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  16. brandomack

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    Yes, i’m trying to do this as expedient as possible without sacrificing quality. I want the cast pieces to sail together with minimal required cleanup with maximum effect.
     
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  17. Mookie

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    Your communication and attention to details has been amazing. I'm glad you're dong it right. No issues with the time at all.
     
  18. Fragment

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    It will be interesting to see how this comes out in metal. Plastic has some flex to it but may be different once it is casted in metal. Looking fantastic so far!
     
  19. brandomack

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    Everything should fit perfectly, The test print by its nature did not have the same tolerances.
     
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  20. HITMAN2049

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    Iam insisted can someone please tell me why I can not see any pictures?
    Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
     
  21. Bradberry00

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    Good god this is tempting....I always try to tell my self that I need to stick to just Star Wars......but I do love me some Blade Runner. Is there still spots in the run?

    -david
     
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  22. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i might be able to fit one or two more in, but that would be it. send me a PM
     
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  23. brandomack

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    So here is where we are currently at..

    Rocketeer has printed a whole lot of goodies on the Form2, and will get them in the mail to me as soon as his schedule allows.

    I picked up a 4"x36" sander today that i have been waiting to go on sale for a while now, as well as ordered all my wax sprue
    and chavant clay for the molding process, UPS says it will arrive in about a week.

    Also, the 2000 custom trigger springs that i ordered have been shipped.

    My next video will be showing the clean-up of the prints and preparation for molding.
     
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  24. apocalyptickids

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    Awesome, thanks for all the updates.
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  25. faust1103

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    brandomack

    What is your approximate timeframe for the blasters to be completed and ready to ship?
    Thanks.
     
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  26. brandomack

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    I’ll have an accurate timeframe once i’ve started the casting
     
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  27. temponaut

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    Will you be taking on new commissions once the timeframe is established?

    I'm very interested in this project, but don't want to commit until there's an actual, finished sample of the work, and a reasonable schedule for timely delivery after payment. Nothing personal... I've just invested too often in projects that were never completed. :cry
     
  28. brandomack

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    I feel i am at the point where i am ready to close this run to new customers. I want to focus on the tasks at hand, and i owe it to the backers to complete their blasters in a timely fashion. I've booked myself off from IATSE (which is insanely busy here these days) so i can get this produced, but still get phoned 3-4 times a week.
     
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  29. brandomack

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    Hey everyone!


    Here is today’s update...


    I received the resin prints from Inception Studios, after cleaning them up, i took a good look at everything to think through my molding and assembly process.


    After which, i decided that a few amendments needed to be made like increasing tolerances, increasing lettering depth and making changes to the model to make molding, casting and assembly easier (adding registry keys etc.)


    Skylu3Design is currently working on the amendments, which after he is done, it will get resin printed again.
     
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  30. EasternBloc

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    I get so excited when I see this thread updated! Appreciate the news, and the care put into this project too!
     
  31. DarthChrisDK

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    How's it going, and any amendments to the estimated time of completion? We are closing in on the previously provided estimate (May + 5 months). Not meaning to add pressure to you. I'm just curious if this is on-track or if there has been some change to that. :)
     
  32. brandomack

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    Hi everyone!

    here is today’s update.

    i am waiting on the revised model components to be printed, which Rocketeer will be doing the first chance he gets.
    while waiting on that, i got started by molding the trigger guard, as it is the largest component that did not require modeling
    changes.

    this mold took me about 5 days to do, as i let the silicone cure for a day and a half between pours.

    The mold was made in 3 parts to allow for adequate vents and sprue.

    The resulting first cast is practically flawless.


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  33. brandomack

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    Getting the model perfected took far longer than originally anticipated, as i have gone through several revisions after test printing
    and resin printing to ensure the highest quality of finish as well as manufacturing speed.
     
  34. Matt009

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    Great update! Just out of curiousity, what silicone and alloy are you using? I have worked with Smooth-On and Polytek platinum cured silicone along with Silpak R2234. As far as metals I have worked with Roto Metals R98 and just basic lead. Your results are fantastic!
     
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  35. brandomack

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    I’m using the 2234 for the big parts and Mold Max 60 for small. The pewter is from a local alloy manufacturer.
     
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  36. NeoRutty

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    Awesome, man!
     
  37. apocalyptickids

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    This is looking really great, thanks for the updates.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
  38. brandomack

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  39. DarthChrisDK

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    They look crisp!
     
  40. Gprops2

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    love the pics! and cant wait to see more. Appreciate all the updates.
     
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  41. brandomack

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    Sorry there isn’t more. Rocketeer and I have been working through the final prints, the Form2 has been finicky and
    we have had to try different orientations in order to make the prints work the way they need to. I’ll be checking in with him tomorrow
    to see how everything has gone. If its all good, then i should have a nice video to show everything off.
     
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  42. Gprops2

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    Appreciate your effort and attention to detail your putting in to this epic run. Can’t wait for the end result.
     
  43. KevinHotchkiss

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    any update on the project?
     
  44. brandomack

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    Rocketeer sent me some pics of the prints he has done, and was planning on troubleshooting a few issues with the Form2 prior to doing
    the components with the lettering for optimum fidelity

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  45. Matt009

    Matt009 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice update. Consistent updates are very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing more metal castings!
     
  46. MAJSmith

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    Looks amazing! Is there an ETA on the finished product? I have an empty spot in the display, ready and waiting.
     
  47. faust1103

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    # Me too :whistle:
     
  48. DarthChrisDK

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    A new timeline would be nice. As mentioned earlier, the original plan stated completion about now. Given the latest sharings, it's obviously delayed.
    It's perfectly all right, don't get me wrong. But it would be great to get an idea of where we are, even if the ETA is unclear due to whatever rework has been, and might be done.
     
  49. NeoRutty

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    I, for one, am happy with the delays!

    Cuz I'm almost ready to jump on.
     
  50. KevinHotchkiss

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    He stopped taking in new orders a while ago...
     

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