Fifth Element gun

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by b26354, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's taken me over 2 years on and off but:

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    A few final assembly issues to figure out and some paint touch-ups required - but close enough to done for some show-off pics. Pretty much everything but the vector CP1 parts were manually machined - The front fin, side discs and the wierd shaped side details (above the grip and over the trigger) had some CNC help.

    progress pics here... progress pics

    And, before anyone asks, I have no plans to offer this as a kit.

    Special thanks to Munson, whose undying, obsessive, devotion to "The Fifth Element" provided some inspiration to (finally) get this replica finished :)
     
  2. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(b26354 @ Jun 15 2006, 04:44 AM) [snapback]1261970[/snapback]</div>
    :cry
     
  3. aniskywalker

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Mxlplx @ Jun 15 2006, 11:50 AM) [snapback]1261990[/snapback]</div>
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    I have to Second this- :cry


    Fantastic gun. :D :thumbsup

    James
     
  4. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member

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    *.

    Truly an amazing piece of work, and a testament to YOUR dedication to the piece, the film, and the hobby. How you manage to produce a piece of such high quality with a schedule as busy as yours is beyond comprehension. Great work man. Amazing stuff.

    Munson is jealous as all heck.
     
  5. morganthirteen

    morganthirteen Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's beautiful.

    Well worth the wait.
     
  6. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(aniskywalker @ Jun 15 2006, 07:43 AM) [snapback]1262004[/snapback]</div>
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    I have to Second this- :cry


    Fantastic gun. :D :thumbsup

    James
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    Thirded. :cry

    P.S. Totally awesome piece. Supergreen.
     
  7. SWFreak

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    Wow, I'm speechless.

    ThatÂ’s just beautiful.
     
  8. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    Super Green.

    Ok well if you're not offering it as a kit ( :( ) can you at least tell me where you got the front LED and its holder? I'm finishing one up but I don't have the front LED.....
     
  9. morpheus13

    morpheus13 Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic work Jon.
     
  10. TazVader

    TazVader Sr Member

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    Wow. That's just an amazing piece of work. The joy of your life and the envy of others no doubt LOL. I was so inspired I went out and purchased the DVD...

    Thanks for sharing mate:)

    Regards
    TAZ
     
  11. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Nexus6 @ Jun 15 2006, 12:33 PM) [snapback]1262031[/snapback]</div>
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    I have to Second this- :cry


    Fantastic gun. :D :thumbsup

    James
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    Thirded. :cry

    P.S. Totally awesome piece. Supergreen.
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    Fourthed, :cry is that even a word?

    What a prop, well done.
     
  12. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Absolute Beauty. Fantastic work.
     
  13. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    Fithed.... Fithed Element. lol.

    Looks amazing man, great job.

    Berry
     
  14. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow. That looks great.
     
  15. Darkknight0667

    Darkknight0667 Sr Member

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    Stunning work, Jon. Absolutely Gorgeous.
     
  16. AlltoEasy

    AlltoEasy Well-Known Member

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    thats one sweet piece.

    Dan
     
  17. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful job.
     
  18. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    Just beautiful....

    Thomas
     
  19. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    front LED is one of these which probably doesn't help anyone outside Australia or New Zealand.

    led bezel

    I also tried 3 differrent suppliers for the 8mm 7 segment LED's trying to find some the right size and width for the side display.


    And Munson, I'm more jealous of your screen used key :)
     
  20. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Made an acrylic stand and took some better pics

    [​IMG]
     
  21. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work.

    Randy
     
  22. MattMunson

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    [Edited quote - RPF Staff]

    Uh, isnt' that considered hijacking, and usually frowned upon?? Too bad to, as this thread is CERTAINLY worth celebrating the completion of a really beautiful and VERY accurate piece.

    The acrylic stand is also very nice. Love the way it takes advantage of the shape of the gun. Too frickin' cool.

    I think my only comments so far is that you're missing the acrylic rod, and the LED housing could be a tad more accurate. At least, from the pictures you've shown, it looks like it could be a tad more accurate.

    Please take that commentary with a grain of salt, as you KNOW how detailed/nuts I am about this piece. I'm still impressed as all hell that you got it finished. It's amazing.
     
  23. Jedi Dad

    Jedi Dad New Member

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    Absolutely the nicest buildup of this gun I've ever seen.
     
  24. mr.predicta

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    Wow. feakin incredible. nice work.
    would like to find a decent kit for this .Anybody have a source?
    MSL
     
  25. MattMunson

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    Right now, as in today, the best kit available is from judgedredd. it's sculpted on top of what might be the vektor airsoft, but I think he was hoping to accurize it. I've had the kit in my hands, and it's quite nice. The other kit that is making the rounds is the Dean Dymerski piece. For what it is, it's amazing. It was sculpted using one tiny reference picture, and it turned out great. it is fairly inaccurate in a number of ways, but its a BEAUTIFUL sculpt. Dean is the man.

    Castings of the real gun are starting to hit the market. if you look around enough, you will find them. I'm guessing that more than one person will be bringing a kit to market within the next six months. Will it be as beautiful as the one seen in this thread? Dunno. That baby is a labor of love, and a lot of attention and well, love went into it. Could that same attention be translated into a well priced kit? Maybe.

    Bummer is, most people on the RPF love the idea of a beautiful kit, but to produce something as stellar as what you see above, you're looking at serious cash. If the maker offered up that replica for 2k, I'd probably buy it, just because know what went into it. Would you pay half as much for a kit??
     
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  26. Walter

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    That is an amazing piece.... I have to say this is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen in months. The craftsmanship really is top notch and you can tell that a lot of work was put into this. Well done, I wish I had an ounce of your talent.

    Thanks for posting the progress shots as well, that was great to see this all come together like that.

    I cant tell you how much I like this gun. Great job...

    Just a little note, with all due respect, I resent the hijack of this thread to plug the sale of another project. This thread is about showing off the creation of ones specific work for members to appreciate it. And I quite appreciate this piece.

    -Bryan
     
  27. MattMunson

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    Bryan, I think the double hijacking negates the single one, so it's ok :p

    Doesn't change the fact that it's an AMAZING piece. WOOHOO. Put me down for three.

    oh wait. nevermind.
     
  28. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    fantastic job Jon... hopefully i'll have one that nice someday.

    -Jeff
     
  29. PHArchivist

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    Fantastic work -- surprised I missed this thread as long as I have. This is one o my top five Holy Grails.

    Matt, you remember -- I got the Dymerski kit (mentioned my thoughts on it and I think we "agreed to disagree" or something like that :p ), then I came close to getting a Judge Dredd kit, but that did not work out, so now am "still in the market".


    Was this a complete scratch-build off a Vektor or Vektor airsoft, or how was this realized...?
     
  30. MattMunson

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PHArchivist @ Jun 24 2006, 04:03 PM) [snapback]1267134[/snapback]</div>

    Well then, it sure is a good thing that rich posted to this thread THREE TIMES about his offering. otherwise, I'm sure you would be completely unaware that he was making one. After all, NOBODY reads threads in the junkyard, right??
     
  31. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jon: superb job on a very elusive weapon.

    I recall seeing in-progress photos 2 years ago;
    know it was a labour of love.


    Just hope that Matt doesn't hop on a plane to swipe it :)
     
  32. MattMunson

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    <div class='quotetop'>(mgoob @ Jun 25 2006, 04:15 AM) [snapback]1267370[/snapback]</div>
    Already in the works Mike. :)


    Rich, I love ya babe, but...

    [​IMG]
     
  33. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    Thank god they are not fans.

    Rich
     
  34. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>(racprops @ Jun 24 2006, 03:22 PM) [snapback]1267408[/snapback]</div>
    * IT GUYS. thats why i love you both. :cry :cry :cry

    youre so diplomatic. :p

    oh and it is a fine looking piece. :thumbsup

    john :cool
     
  35. rocketeer25

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    Hey guys... Let's keep this thread about the awesome piece that's on display. It's absolutely beautiful.. :love

    Rich, I've removed a couple of advertising posts from this thread that really belong in the JY. Matt, I edited a quote out of one of your posts as well.
     
  36. TheSt.LouisKid

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    <div class='quotetop'>(b26354 @ Jun 17 2006, 08:09 AM) [snapback]1263071[/snapback]</div>

    Skatchamagowzer. :eek
    Sweet and meaty. A fine job you have done. So much so that my teeth are beginning to hurt.


    Richard, you are vile and evil and deserve to have the Spanish inquisition force you to sit in the comfy chair while being jabbed with soft cushions. :angry You stand chastised.
     
  37. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    Yes I am such a bad boy, just trying to make a living...

    And fill needs.

    After all this is my sole income, not as much hobby as for many.

    I think your chastisement is too mild for some.

    Used to OK in this kind of thread to say something...Noone was selling any thing.

    Oh well sorry.

    Rich
     
  38. MattMunson

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    With all due respect...

    [​IMG]

    Didn't you read what the mods just wrote?


    I'll try to get it back on topic, as there's still a few questions I have.

    So, for example, is the handle a real vektor, a casting of one, or the airsoft? i noticed in one of the progress photos that you had one of the airsoft/springy guns. Was that used in the construction of this one at all??
     
  39. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    I will if you will.

    And yes it is a great job...a great model.

    Rich

    PS IS not talking about the judgedredd and Dymerski kit a form of plugging and thus hyjacking????

    Pot calling kettle black??

    OR is only OK if a third party does it FOR you??

    Is there a PC Policeman here??
     
  40. TOKI

    TOKI Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful work Jon, always one of my favorites.

    Guys, enough already, take it to PM please.

    Arthur
     
  41. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    And all my posts after the second one have been to reply to either you (three times) or someone else...
    So thanks to you and your buddy that keep bring it up and thus keeping it alive....I would never have posted again here if not for you.

    So I will reply to commits and questions.

    On the model: I am really impressed how well he did the upper part of the blaster those notches are KILLER to do and it looks dead on.

    Rich
     
  42. TheSt.LouisKid

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    I was thinking about the counter on this.

    Just thinking out loud(as it were)...

    It would be cool if a future gun like this could have a counter that says how many rounds left and since its so far in the future and computerized it could tell you how many confirmed hits you got. It could have sensors to detect that.

    I just thought it would be a neat idea. :unsure






    My random thought of the week.








    .
     
  43. gusw666

    gusw666 Well-Known Member

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    Amazing Job, i may be blid, but you may use the basic job from this weapon to build Violet Song jat Shariff`s gun from Ultraviolet.

    I mean this part:
    http://www.b26354.co.nz/kd_prog/pictures/dsc00356.html


    Amazing, thx for the pix, and the project pics from the link, they are really good.

    Gus
     

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