Blade Runner blaster scratch build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Confused85, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Confused85

    Confused85 Active Member

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    Hi all! An idea possibly doomed from the start but worth a try.
    I desperately want a pedantically accurate replica of the blade runner blaster, but unfortunately I'm tight on funds and I'm in the UK so there are no gun parts what so ever.
    I do however have a workshop with a lathe and milling attachments etc and a big scrap metal yard not far away.

    What I'm looking for are some plans or enough guaranteed accurate measurements to base it off.
    I have found a few plans and exploded views for the Tomenosuke version however these are often a bit blurry and unreadable, or in japanese. I do have a huge pile of photos from WorldCon though!
    Also as I would like to make it with all moving parts, I need a few more reference shots of the bolt, magazine and other internals as 99% of photos are of a nice side view of the finished piece!
    I'm assuming that all of the original gun parts were steel, but are the other parts (butt, bit that goes round the grip, etc) aluminium?

    Any ideas, pics, plans or info anyone?!
     
  2. Serenity

    Serenity Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mandatory recommendation: If you haven't already, be sure to check out propsummit.com for the most BR Blaster info you'll find anywhere.
     
  3. Confused85

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    Yeah that was where I found most of my info so far. I'm waiting for my account to be verified and then I'll be asking around there too
     
  4. blue2k

    blue2k Well-Known Member

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    I have a fair bit of reference for this weapon. Never made one or bought one yet. Perhaps these will help?
     

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  6. Confused85

    Confused85 Active Member

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    Outstanding! Where did you dig up those?!
     
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  9. Confused85

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    Anyone with any measurements?
     
  10. TomVDJ

    TomVDJ Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those parts look very much like parts from a Tomenosuke blaster... I have one of these at home and can give you some measurements, but I'm not going to screw it open. Too nice of a blaster to screw with...
     
  11. Confused85

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    More than fair. I just need a few external diameters and I should be able to get the rest fairly close from those pictures and the others I have
     
  12. TomVDJ

    TomVDJ Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OK, mate, let me know which measurements you need (draw a line on a picture of a blaster or something) and I'll let you know... I can give you the measurements of a Tomenosuke blaster and of a Coyle blaster. I guess they will be pretty much the same...

    Curious to see what you come up with. There is another scratch build Deckard Blaster here on the RPF somewhere...
     
  13. Czar

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    I'm attempting to scratch build a blaster but not in metal parts as I don't have access to that sort of gear (also a fellow Brit) - I'm going to stick to epoxy and resin casting. Will try to get some WIP photos on here at some point. Any hints or swaps in the future would be appreciated! :)
     

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