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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. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I spent the long weekend molding and casting. I expect to have some more of the final prints delivered tomorrow, so i can begin molding them.
     
  2. NeoRutty

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    I've talked to him in the past about jumping on late... but now that I'm looking into our US/CAD dollar, I may have to pass anyway. Budgeted this around 700 Canadian... guess I haven't looked in a while.

    Cuz the exchange will kill me. I may just have to be a viewer, and enjoy this build in pics!
     
  3. Matt009

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    Nice update! The hard work is appreciated!
     
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  4. Gprops2

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    That’s looks awesome! Love the detail and the casting came out nice , can’t wait to see more. Appreciate the update.
     
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  5. brandomack

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    I just got some more final prints. I will give them a quick clean and then post a video and photos this evening.

    Still missing the final prints for the grip, the barrel and the barrel rail.
     
  6. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  7. BR12819

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    Well I'm sorry I missed this on the first run. Your work looks absolutely amazing! Hope you do a second because I'm definitely interested
     
  8. Jedisushi

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    Still stoked for this! Thanks for the update.
     
  9. Gprops2

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    Wow! Nice and clean prints. Can’t wait to see them in metal. Looking good
     
  10. Gprops2

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    Any new updates? So far it's looking awesome!!
     
  11. brandomack

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    I’ll have photos and videos of the molds and casts towards the end of the week. Right now, everything is partially submerged in various states of seperation. The Silpak needs 24 hours to cure before i move on to the next step.

    In the meantime, i’m working with an engineer to design my electronics circuit. It will have a timer after pressing the ON button of 1 minute that will activate the Leds and trigger, then turn off if there are no trigger pulls. This is to prolong battery life.
     
  12. TomVDJ

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    Looks promising!
     
  13. brandomack

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    Hi Everyone!

    Sorry for the delay, I had to do a quick gig for the Deadly Class Prop department that ended up taking a touch longer than anticipated.

    Here is our current update..

    I'm waiting on the prints of the barrel sections and grip to be delivered to me, but several of the other components are waiting for the final pour to complete.

    this is what is currently sitting in silicone.. (pardon the mess)

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  14. MAJSmith

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    It looks awesome!!!! What’s the current ETA for a finished product?
     
  15. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would like to complete the entire run by end of January if possible
     
  16. faust1103

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    any more updates?
     
  17. TomVDJ

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    That seems challanging to me. As always, I prefer quality above speed, so for my part: take your time to make the best out of this! I love the regular updates...
     
  18. enterprise0216

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    I have to agree speed equals problems, defects and in the end those who wanted it quickly are the first to complain about problems. Since this will be one that is a working project with moving parts etc. Quality control and assurance overrides speed every time. My opinion, but i have seen how things rushed normally just don't pan out.
     
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  19. brandomack

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    If you guys are ok with it, then i will continue at current pace.

    I’m currently working on my latest video with multiple stages of the molding process. This will be the most in-depth video i’ve done to date. I’ve done about 80% of the molds so far. Most of them are 3-parts so they take longer, especially if there are any quality issues i need to tend to. I’ll be posting everything as soon as possible.
     
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  20. enterprise0216

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    I am quite happy with the current rate of work and the continuous updates that you release. I have noted that many projects start out good and work out just great. However, i have also seen some really cool projects fall through and hardly any kind of communications to people who invested in projects only for it to take forever or never get off the ground. I am cool with it ultimately i want a kickass piece made with patience and quality.
     
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  21. Buch

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    Quality > speed
     
  22. FuseNova

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    Ditto - I'm in no hurry.
     
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  23. brandomack

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    My video is almost done being shot, i will then have to edit. I promised the wife i’d take some time off for christmas then pick it up again on the 27th.


    The trigger has been molded, and turned out beautifully. I’m going to cast some tonight.


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  24. stussy

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    i don't mind if you have christmas off.;)
     
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  25. Matt009

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    I agree Quality> Speed.
     
  26. Kalel76

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    Quality > Speed every time. Please take your time:)
     
  27. Sam Lowry

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    I just want to echo what others have already stated - Quality > Speed. I'm in no hurry. Take your time and make it awesome!
     
  28. brandomack

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    Will do!
     
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  29. faust1103

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    speed & quality together would be best though. :)

    Updates, pictures etc. would be very welcome.
     
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  30. Gprops2

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    Just as others have stated, I'm in no hurry. As a prop builder myself, you cant be in a rush if you want quality work. Once we have that blaster in our hands it will all be worth it. Cant wait to see more pics.
     
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  31. faust1103

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  32. brandomack

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    I’ve edited 10 minutes of footage so far for part 1 of the molding process, with another hour of unedited footage to pare down.

    The video covers me molding the trigger, the barrel tip and the top cover/hammer guard.

    I also started casting once the molds were done and the quality of the pieces straight out of the molds was impressive. I need a few more days to finish the video, then i can start editing the next one.
     
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  33. faust1103

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    Ok,

    but do you still plan to have the blasters completed by the end of January (2019)?
     
  34. stussy

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    oooo pile the pressure on why don't you :lol:
     
  35. brandomack

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    The majority of customers have expressed a desire to have a quality product over one delivered quickly.

    I am committed to completing this in a timely fashion, but that will not mean rushing at the cost of quality.
     
  36. brandomack

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    Sorry for the blackouts, there seems to be an issue somewhere between my file export and upload to youtube.
     
  38. KevinHotchkiss

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    Can't wait to binge watch the video later today :)
     
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  39. Fragment

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    I'm VERY happy that I got in on this run! Looking very nice!
     
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  40. BradWright

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    Have to commend you, Brandon, on your documentation and communication of this project. Treated those of us on the run list as true investors, every base covered. I too feel fortunate to get in on this, I don't feel we will see much more baster runs of this calibre and level of realisation!
     
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  41. Buch

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    Very pro. Thanks for the update (y)
     
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  42. stussy

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    good things come to those who wait,as the saying goes.i'd sooner wait for a better blaster than have a rushed sub standard one now!
     
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  43. Gprops2

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    Wow! Just look how those castings came out. Can’t wait to see the rest. Awesome job Brandon.
     
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  44. Sam Lowry

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    Now even more excited for this after watching your latest video!
     
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  45. faust1103

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    This looks pretty good. Looking forward to this blaster. :)
     
  46. brandomack

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    I managed to fix the transitions between shots, if anyone would like to watch.
     
  47. Jedisushi

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    Brandon, it is so amazing to see your process. Thank you so much for sharing. It’s obvious that this run would be a steal at twice the price. Keep up the great work.
     
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  48. brandomack

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    You’re very welcome.

    I want these pieces to stand the test of time, i also want to share my knowledge so that others can make cool stuff too!
     
  49. Gprops2

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    Branden, Appreciate all the care and time you're putting into this run. Can’t wait to see more. This will be epic.
     
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  50. blastmaster

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    Been following this and they are looking fantastic, nice work!!!






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