Got Blasters?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by jedidad, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Greetings to all,

    Long time no post. Just a quick post to bring you up to date on my latest project. I almost had to be commited to an institute after starting this project. I desided to build 10 Rebel Fleet Trooper blasters for the costuming project that the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base members are working on for Comic-Con in San Diego this year. I have finished 5 of the 10 and am well on my way to completing the last 5. Here are some progress photos for you to see. This is my 4th version of this blaster and I am quite happy with this one.
    Enjoy,
    Brian

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  2. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Oooooooooooo.... pretty :thumbsup

    Nice work. Those look great.
     
  3. oxbeard

    oxbeard Well-Known Member

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    These look great....
     
  4. theyrenotdolls

    theyrenotdolls Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    awesome job...seems like THE way to go about doing props like this....start a mini assembly line. (with the blueprints laid out and all.)
     
  5. Jaintly

    Jaintly Active Member

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    Those look beautiful. Maybe that's a route I should take instead of shelling out the dough for an MR version. I just want the look, I don't need the exacting accuracy and price of an MR. Great job.
     
  6. Duck9000

    Duck9000 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job. :thumbsup
     
  7. badger

    badger Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Theyrenotdolls @ Jul 5 2006, 09:24 AM) [snapback]1274500[/snapback]</div>

    Wow.

    I'm working on an RFT run too. Isn't it wierd how every one is doing this now? Your blasters look great. I've had enought trouble with my one, I can't imagine doing 10.

    Good work, they look great.
     
  8. Unfated

    Unfated Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any chance of a tutorial???
     
  9. damon5973

    damon5973 Well-Known Member

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    heck, I woudl even take a kit...those look great....
     
  10. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I bet your entire extended family is set for sore throat spray for life.. ;)

    Good job there.
     
  11. cobtrooper

    cobtrooper New Member

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    :eek Awesome job. they look great.
     
  12. MousekeTony

    MousekeTony New Member

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    Being an Imperial at heart, i hate to say this...

    They look awesome. Very nice work. :D
     
  13. IndustrialSizeEd

    IndustrialSizeEd New Member

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    Great blasters. I want one.
     
  14. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Yes, those do look pretty darn cool. Nice work.
     
  15. stormtrooperguy

    stormtrooperguy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow, excellent job.

    it's great seeing some effort going into getting groups of standardized RFTs around. it always looks best when the whole gang matches at an event.
     
  16. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Brian. I really like the new version. I'm working on a MKII version now, and hope to have a solid resin [training gun stuff, Smoothcast 325] in a few weeks myself.

    Well done. Can you tell us the paints you used?

    Jim
     
  17. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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  18. dwrd

    dwrd New Member

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    They look great.
     
  19. jedi_adrian

    jedi_adrian New Member

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    Amazing work. what did you use for the clear sight with the red bar inside of it?
     
  20. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(jedi_adrian @ Jul 6 2006, 09:54 AM) [snapback]1275097[/snapback]</div>
    Unless I'm mistaken, he did what I've done, used the cap from a pump bottle of Cepacol throat spray. Hence my joke above. :)
     
  21. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    WOW.... I want one.

    Do you weigh them down with anything or leave them empty and light?
     
  22. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Actually the clear cap at the end is from a kids hair spray product from "Loreal". It is the only one other than the "Johnson & Johnson" kids hair detangling products that fit this scope. The "Cepecal" caps have writing on them now and are not suitable. The red lens inside the scope is a piece of clear red plastic cut to fit into the scope end. The front of the scope has a thin red florecent rod for the scope tip. The barrel consists of the outside 1 1/4" pvc pipe, the inside has a 1" pvc pipe for the silver interior part of the barrel, and inside that is a 1" wood dowel that the barrel tip screws into. The whole blaster weighs just under 2 pounds.
    Brian

    P.S. I will write a tutorial later in this thread or post a new thread later with instructions and photos.
     
  23. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the hair product tips. Indeed, I haven't been able to find the proper Cepacol cap in over a year.
     
  24. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    O.K. folks, here is the entire family in one group photo just for you. 11 lovely children waiting for there adopted families.
    Enjoy,
    Brian

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  25. Double T

    Double T Well-Known Member

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    Cool....so we can expect to see an influx of RFT's from your base in the very near future, eh?

    Awesome work. I've been using a POS resin one that I bought years ago for my costume....might have to go this route. Looks so much better.

    T
     
  26. jadedskies

    jadedskies Active Member

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    Super work. I want three. :) Or at least a tutorial. Lugging an MR is not an option... too heavy.

    Pretty please? :)

    Jen
     

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