Blade Runner Blaster completed

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by PHArchivist, May 15, 2006.

  1. PHArchivist

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    As some may have noticed, Blade Runner has been on my mind of late...

    I've recently finished this version of the Deckard blaster. My apologies, FWIW, that this is not a Coyle kit. My own loss, I know.

    It may not be 100% accurate to the screen prop, but 100% accuracy on this one seems to be ever-elusive. So I finished it the way I felt it should be...

    I hope you enjoy the pics...
     
  2. slave1pilot

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PHArchivist @ May 15 2006, 09:21 PM) [snapback]1244938[/snapback]</div>
    :confused
     
  3. PHArchivist

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    Some more...
     
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  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work.
     
  6. tain669

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    Looks Good :cheers :thumbsup
     
  7. Walter

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    Very nice.

    Now walk us through the paint job. :)

    -Bryan
     
  8. Boba Frett

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    Very nice :thumbsup
     
  9. Lukes Roommate

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    Nice job.
    That's one design I never tire of seeing.
     
  10. Talisen

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    Nice work. I'm interested to hear about the paint job, especially the work on the buttplate.
     
  11. Exodus

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    Very beautiful, I've been tempted to pick up one of these kits for a long time, maybe this will push me over that edge.
     
  12. PHArchivist

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    Thanks for the comps, guys...

    Ok here's a brief run-down on the paint...

    We all have our secret formula for "gun black" -- my favorite is Crown Ace Hardware's Wrought Iron Black. I spray it, wet sand it to 2500 grit, then coat it with a thin coat of Testor's Semi-gloss. On the Stayr barrel, due to a happy accident, I polished this with a cotton tee shirt and got a very nice shine (check the pics closely).

    The grips were also wet-sanded to 2500, then coated with multiple coats of Future BUT they were not glossy enough for me, so I hit then with a rattle can clear gloss (forgot which brand). The grips appear dark because I painted the entire pistol frame black, including that area near the top that is done in silver on most replicas. I really like the darker look.

    The butt plate is simply Testor's buffable Aluminum Plate. I really love this stuff when you get a truly effective buff out of it. Another happy accident -- I'd applied some masking tape over it and when it peeled off it marred the finish. So I sprayed again, buffed again, and some of the marring remained and looked beautifully like a naturally beat up part. The resin was a charcoal grey, so for the bottom I just sanded off most of the Aluminum paint.

    The triggers and guard started as the ALuminum Plate too, but I brushed on thin coats of Model Master brush-on Steel, sanded that to 2000 grit, then washed them again with black.

    Here's some pics "in context"...

    Do you like the juxtaposition? I don't have a Blade Runner poster.
     
  13. Walter

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    Very nice description, thanks.

    I have mine on a shelf right now and I love the variations of yours, spinner44's and WinstonWolf's... I just need to tackle the painting of this prop.

    All of the great tips I have seen lately have given me quite a few good ideas. It looks like one of the successful common elements is to get a really good wet sanding in.

    And yes, LOVE the display... add some alien props and it will be the Ridley Scott wall.

    -Bryan
     
  14. PHArchivist

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    thanks Bryan. Maybe I'll throw a faceugger up there.
     
  15. Darth Lars

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    Looks great. :thumbsup
    I have never been able to get such a nice finish myself. First, I thought it was metal.
     
  16. Jimbo890

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    very nice. Can you PM me the Kit origins?
     
  17. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth Lars @ May 20 2006, 07:09 PM) [snapback]1247567[/snapback]</div>
    Now that's a great compliment.

    The technique I used ofr the Steyr really looks cool.
     
  18. obi1kenny

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    Looks great my good man, makes me want to bust out my old kit and work on it. Also, great to meet you a few weeks back.
     
  19. TazVader

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    MAGNIFICIENT............................

    In Admiration
    TAZ
     
  20. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>(obi1kenny @ May 21 2006, 05:35 AM) [snapback]1247809[/snapback]</div>

    Thank ya -- thank ya very much. And ditto --Staurday was a good time had by all.
     
  21. spinner44.com

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    Great work. My only suggestion is to photograph the item in natural light (not direct) to fully appreciate the gun metal appearance. Something like nice diffused window light to emulate a softbox. It really shows of the detail.

    Looking good. :)
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    Thanks Spinner -- for the comps and the tips.
     

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