Jayne's Revolver Buildup

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gordon Gekko, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ordered my Lemat in January and have been chipping away at it ever since. I am happy to say it's finished (except for paint and new lanyard ring :) )


    Removing all the extra metal is not for the faint of heart. I primarily used my dremel with cutting wheel and a bench grinder.

    The underbarrel and shroud was made with dowels and pvc pipe, and lasercut plex.

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    I wanted to have bullets visible in the cylinder, so I made a quick press mold using some .32 cal I had laying around. They fit perfectly. I just cast the tips and glued them inside the cylinder.

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    Just to keep myself going I did a display plaque.

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    For the top rail I lasercut and stacked plex and glued it directly to the barrel. The new triggerguard was also laser cut and stacked plex which I then shaped using the ol' dremel. This too was then glued to the body of the gun. Prototype plaque shown in the first two images.

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    Nice hefty gun when done.

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    Since one is never enough and I'm not about to remove all that metal again, I made molds in four sections. Here is the first step in the process. Side one of a two part mold using cleanclay.

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    And the finished product, except for the aforementioned painting.

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    Hope y'all enjoy.
     
  2. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Um, you do know you've molded your top rail on back to front?

    SAS
     
  3. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Sidewinder @ Jun 9 2006, 09:06 AM) [snapback]1259035[/snapback]</div>


    :lol :lol

    Stupid me. At one point, I was pounding on the gun to get it apart and the rail popped off. I can't believe I glued it back on backwards. And then molded it. Bandsaw... You can see on the pics without primer that I actually had it right at one point. :lol
     
  4. IronFist

    IronFist Well-Known Member

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    Confused site direction or not, that's awesome work.
     
  5. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    Easy mistake..but holy smokes that thing looks fantastic.
     
  6. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    whoa....

    NIFTY...............

    i dig it man.

    even with the wonky site :lol

    only thing that could make it better would be if i got a free one, or you make the trigger semi functional. ;)

    terrific work.
    chris
     
  7. shuktuki

    shuktuki Sr Member

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    stuning work :)
     
  8. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    beautiful work.

    Thomas
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    That is purdy.

    -Bryan
     
  10. PHArchivist

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  11. Darth Brass

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    That is a really, really clean cast.
     
  12. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fixed the top rail as well as adding a couple more details.


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    Remolded the cylinder to make it a little cleaner. Now it fits great and you can spin it.

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    Remolded the barrel assembly to fix the top rail, added the clip at the bottom as well as the small cylinder on the right side.

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    All and all, I'm pretty happy with the way the castings turned out. By molding it in the four parts, it stays very true to the metal version. Like Hydin said, a semi-functional trigger would be about the only other thing I would have liked to accomplish with this.

    Hope you guys like the pics.
     
  13. Darth Brass

    Darth Brass Sr Member

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    That is totally, absolutely amazing.

    Very well done.
     
  14. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    :thumbsup Sweet buildup
     
  15. stormtrooperguy

    stormtrooperguy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    and kits will be available when?
     
  16. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome. :thumbsup

    Nice work.

    Randy
     
  17. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tk7602 @ Jun 16 2006, 02:15 PM) [snapback]1262765[/snapback]</div>
    I second this notion. Great work.. Now I would have to get a Mal gun as well...

    Berry
     
  18. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  19. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice gun. :D Great signature. Was looking for that the other day...
     
  20. 101radioman

    101radioman Well-Known Member

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    SHINY ....

    Can't wait to see in person.
     
  21. Tol Skorr

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    Was a cast of this recently on the Bay?
     
  22. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Finally found a paint scheme that I like.

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    This was actually a "factory second" with a bit of a pimply grip. But rather than let it go to waste, I did a little cleanup and sanding and then started paintin'.

    Painted with Krylon Primer Gray, then sprayed with Model Master Gunmetal buffing metalizer. Buffed that with a soft cloth, then hit the whole thing with Treasure Gold #3070 Pewter (similar to rub n buff) using my fingers and buffed again. Came back in on the highlights and bright silver areas with Treasure Gold #3080 Silver and buffed once more. Finally I brush painted the grips with Plaid Outdoor Opaque #1640 Licorice watered down just a tiny bit so it would flow easier into the checker pattern.

    I think it has a "real" metal feel to it now.

    Hope you like it.

    BTW, the papers underneath are the ones by Whitefall. They are so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking a set up.
     
  23. Darth Brass

    Darth Brass Sr Member

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    Holy CRAP that looks good.

    I so want one. Finished. In my hands.

    *drool*
     
  24. DrMcoy

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    Why black grips? Did some of the props freature black grips? The shots I've seen show grips as brown. Or was this just a stylistic choice?
     
  25. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(DrMcoy @ Jul 8 2006, 08:28 AM) [snapback]1276662[/snapback]</div>
    Just because my Denix came with black grips, and I didn't have a suitable brown last night when I was finishing up. I'll change them when I get the right color. I primarily wanted to show the metal finish.
     

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