Agreed Gregatron, they are not exact to say the Jein hero but I suspect lots of differences between the 4 hero's so we may be close to at least one of them . And yours is a great build, I did mine a little dirty with brushed paint and such. Here's a few pics of my mess.
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Turned out great!
And this is another one of those classic “idealized versus set-accurate” situations—I went with a sprayed paint that I buffed smooth, while you went with the more authentic route of brushed paint.
The fact of the matter is that, despite protestations to the contrary, Long’s shells were too…er…long, and the shape was a bit off. Sporak’s shells (which were a heavy reworking of the old 23rd Century Pistol kit, as I recall) were specifically designed to fit the Long P1, since more accurate P2 shells (like Rob’s) wouldn’t fit it.
Of course, Rob’s shells didn’t exist at that point. If they had, I would have much preferred his. Ah, well.
It’s interesting to compare my Shanko midgrade to my Sporak/Long hero, too. The shells are similar, but the differences are notable. Pretty darn close to the Wand replica, too.
And should I mention the (likely) Shanko shells and Lussier metal which were used to build the forged auction “hero” of 2021…?