Blade Runner Ghost Blaster

Beautiful work, I love a good ghost blaster and miss mine but I’ve still got my OG at least. I’m curious: how did you modify your bolt to hold better? I filed down the bushing in the rear cap of the receiver myself, but it’s still a little loose for my taste. Also: where did you get the replacement cylinder?
 
Beautiful work, I love a good ghost blaster and miss mine but I’ve still got my OG at least. I’m curious: how did you modify your bolt to hold better? I filed down the bushing in the rear cap of the receiver myself, but it’s still a little loose for my taste. Also: where did you get the replacement cylinder?
Thanks for the kind words. To answer your question, I purchased a 3mm thick black rubber (NBR or Buna-N) washer, cut it up, and super glued a small portion of it to the backside of the front cap of the blaster. (There are plenty of listings for such items on ebay, which is where I purchased mine.) This greatly improves the feel of the bolt mechanism and holds the bolt handle firmly in place - preventing it from rattling around. The feel and firmness of the solution tends to vary depending on the size of the rubber piece and its placement, so it may be worth doing a bit of experimenting. Fortunately, the rubber can easily be removed if it's not to your liking. If you do go this route, make sure you purchase actual rubber. When I initial tried this solution, I rather foolishly purchased silicon washers and discovered that super glue doesn't adhere to such material. Finally, in the interest of honesty, this isn't something I came up by myself, but rather something I discovered on another thread in therpf and decided to give it a shot. For such a simple and inexpensive mod, I've been very pleased with the results. Here's a photo to give you a better idea on the size and placement:
 

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Thanks for the kind words. To answer your question, I purchased a 3mm thick black rubber (NBR or Buna-N) washer, cut it up, and super glued a small portion of it to the backside of the front cap of the blaster. (There are plenty of listings for such items on ebay, which is where I purchased mine.) This greatly improves the feel of the bolt mechanism and holds the bolt handle firmly in place - preventing it from rattling around. The feel and firmness of the solution tends to vary depending on the size of the rubber piece and its placement, so it may be worth doing a bit of experimenting. Fortunately, the rubber can easily be removed if it's not to your liking. If you do go this route, make sure you purchase actual rubber. When I initial tried this solution, I rather foolishly purchased silicon washers and discovered that super glue doesn't adhere to such material. Finally, in the interest of honesty, this isn't something I came up by myself, but rather something I discovered on another thread in therpf and decided to give it a shot. For such a simple and inexpensive mod, I've been very pleased with the results. Here's a photo to give you a better idea on the size and placement:
Nice! I've actually heard of that method as well (probably from the same posts you did) but decided on filing down the rear bushing instead because Adam Savage talked about doing the same with his Tomenosuke in one of his blaster vids. I always question whether I did it wrong though. I could easily add in the rubber and that's likely what I'll do someday, though thanks for the heads up about the silicone because I've got tons of that and would 100% have tried some of the piles of silicone I've got lying around first before getting frustrated when I realized superglue doesn't stick to it.
 
Lucky enough to to get a chrome plated blaster, and a 24k , comes with honeycomb grips or ivory white. I do believe I'm the only one in the U.S who has the chrome plated and 24k, only 10 made.

The other two snub launcher blasters are from impulse101

Currently polishing a blaster to a chrome mirror like finish(hopefully)with white lights,(blaster type:seller: model and props, paint stripped bare bones then sanding)
 

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Lucky enough to to get a chrome plated blaster, and a 24k , comes with honeycomb grips or ivory white. I do believe I'm the only one in the U.S who has the chrome plated and 24k, only 10 made.

The other two snub launcher blasters are from impulse101

Currently polishing a blaster to a chrome mirror like finish(hopefully)with white lights,(blaster type:seller: model and props, paint stripped bare bones then sanding)
Thank you very much for posting. Your blasters are stunning. I was very tempted to pick up the chrome plated and 24k blasters myself, but ultimately decided to pass. They're certainly beautiful blasters, and I suspect they'll only appreciate in value. The snub launcher blasters are super cool as well!

I love the work you've done in regards to replacing the standard LEDs with white LEDs. My original intention was to replace the red LEDs in the magazine housing with white LEDs, but I quickly discovered that white LEDs draw too much power for the small, coin battery to handle and I had to settle for orange LEDs. Would you by any chance consider doing a quick tutorial on how to wire/power white LEDs in the magazine and targeting rod? I'd love to have a targeting rod that actually illuminated and white LEDs would certainly be an improvement over my orange ones in terms of aesthetics. However, I completely understand if you're too busy or would simply rather not. Regardless, thanks for posting and I'd hope to see your final creation!
 

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