Logan's Run Sandman's Gun, JJ Lastelick refeat & tv conversion.

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  1. alexis

    alexis Member

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    Hi,
    it was a little moment that I wanted to made this subject. After somes years to use my functional DS Gun JJ Lastelick replica, it had need to repair and in same time, I was to try to made a tv conversion of the gun. In first time, I was changed the Acetylene tank gas original by a gas tank of rylo models, because it's very very more convenient to use the Flamegun. No problem with it, the gas chamber fits well on the Lastelick replica.

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    After that, my Lastelick replica with the shows i made for to made discover the flamegun in sci-fi con, was damaged. The paint was some scratch, the ignition switch was broken, and the electrical circuit has deteriorated. When I was receipt my replica, it was in this good condition :

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    So, it was not important repairs to do, but for me who is not a great handyman, it was ! And I wanted to made more a tv series' model of the gun, because I prefer this model. In first, I was changer the ignition switch for a new who work perfectly. And I filed down the trigger for to made the notch same on the tv series' gun as the best I could. After that, I was asked at a friend, if he can to made for me a Gun fin in aluminum for to replace the original Gun fin in : I don't know exactly the material on this Gun Fin of JJ Lastelick, maybe resin, or plastic. My friend made this piece and I was replace the Gun Fin.

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    Very good working of my friend. I was after glued the new ignition switch on the frame of the gun, for to fit for good. I was used for all my work of glue : the Gorilla glue. I don't know before this glue, but it's work very well :

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    I took the opportunity to remade the electrical circuit and weld the wire on the pads of the ignition switch.

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    Now, the ignition switch holds very well, and the wires too. I was used a black wire for to make less visible on the gun. And I was painted the Gun Fin in Flat Black and glued on the flash supressor barrel. You can see under, the hold Gun fin that I was modified in tv series form.
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    After that, I was remade too the positive circuit wire for the electrical ground, on the frame of the gun. I stuck with tape because the weld did not work ! I have a little soldering set :
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    But the electrical ground was good, and the glow plug reworking perfectly, before I had some false contacts regularly :

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    After that, I was the paint to remade on the gun. But in France, we can't to have the "Krylon" paint, and I don't want to made my gun in semi-flat Black. I wanted to made my gun in Flat Black ! Don't ask to me why, I prefer the flat black, I don't know why ! ^^ So I was used a paint that I can found in my country : military paint used for guns, trucks, etc. It was a "Fusco" named paint.

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    But the working on the electrical circuit was good, and I can made the battery module smoothly in the slot of the grip, because I was less wire inside the grip.

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    So I was cuted the wire who come on the glow plug for to have the right length, and after that, I was glued the wire on the gun fin (always Gorilla Glue) for to made a better finition. It's not perfect, but on the picture, with the light it more visible that in the reality. And repaint the Gun fin after that.

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  2. alexis

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    After That, I was totally repaint the parts of the Gun in flat Black ! ^^
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    After that, I was glued the cross (always with gorilla glue). And it's made that I wanted, the Sandman's gun in totally flat black. I like very much this color !

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    I was put for one picture the outside electrical wire. ^^
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    So after that, I must to made the three color indicators of the power of the gun, same in the tv series ! I was made a try with water paint just for see.
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    But i think to reput some color perls ! Now my gun is same I wanted.
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  3. alexis

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    And for finish, I was tested the Flamegun in action ! ^^

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    I know that it's was not a very important working, but for me it was, and at now, I had a functional replica who working very well, and I was made my best for to made the replica that look more possible for me at the tv series' gun model.
     
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  4. 19narvik40

    19narvik40 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you'll be able to light at least 4 or 5 cigarettes at once or one very good cigar. ;)

    Fabulous work sir, well done indeed.

    Best regards,
    Don
     
  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well done from one Sandman to another! :thumbsup
     
  6. alexis

    alexis Member

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    or a barbecue ! :)

    Thank you for the compliments !

    Thanks Apollo ! :)
     
  7. Daniel Nelms

    Daniel Nelms Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love it!
     

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