M-13 Fifth Element Police Blaster Pics and Review

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Harlock, May 22, 2006.

  1. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    The police blaster is "clean" at the moment... I haven't decided if I want to weather it or not. It's a beastie, too.

    The kit was a joy to build. Parts were uber clean. Very minimal filling or sanding. I think I spend a whopping hour and a half on prep, and most of that was fixing what the dog destroyed. All the parts went together effortlessly too. Total start to finish was about 3 working hours.

    I used John Deer yellow on the main body. The metallic parts are Dupli-Color Millennium Silver.

    The clip "parkerizing" was achieved by spraying ultra-flat black, then rubbing in some powdered pencil lead. I then sealed it with hair spray.

    Due to my dog eating the grip, I ended up covering the whole part in Bondo, and sanded the entire thing smooth. Because the molded screw heads were lost from the sanding, I bored them out and used heads cut from the real thing to replace them.

    If you haven't gotten one, I'd highly recommend this piece to add to your collection.

    Now....on to the eye candy.
    Enjoy.
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  2. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hate this gun.
    I've always hated this gun.
    But now that I see YOURS with the brilliant paintjob... :love
     
  3. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, EXCELLENT build-up.
     
  4. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Funky Jedi @ May 22 2006, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1249001[/snapback]</div>

    :lol Thanks.... It's all in the quality of the kit....I just dressed it up a bit.

    Johnny
     
  5. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Funky Jedi @ May 23 2006, 02:10 AM) [snapback]1249001[/snapback]</div>
    Seriously...? (or are you kidding?) it IS funky, but sort of cool. VERY nice paint up.
     
  6. jhusel

    jhusel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW, I love it.... That looks great.

    Jhusel
     
  7. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Like I said, starting with a quality kit is the biggest thing. The paint is just the topping. This particular weapon's design is so different from most sci-fi blasters, that I had to get it.

    Johnny
     
  8. Blad

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    Very nice build-up, but (I hate to say this), but weren't the Police Blasters Gold?

    The Fhloston Paradise Security version was blue, but I was sure the Police ones were Gold. Happy to be wrong.
     
  9. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great I did mine in the blue version. was a fun kit to build.
     
  10. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Master Member

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    I love the parkerized fingerprints on the clip... ;)

    That came out sweet. I always thought that particular gun was ugly and awkward looking, but yours makes me think different... :thumbsup
     
  11. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Very cool :thumbsup
    Nice build.
     
  12. Rocketeer390

    Rocketeer390 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. You're inspiring me to put aside my other projects and tackle my kit. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Another fantastic paint job John. Well done :)
     
  14. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all. Now get out there, and get yours done, so we can see 'em.

    Johnny
     
  15. Blad

    Blad Sr Member

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    I've just watched the movie again & I'm sure the Police guns are gold + the colour flows through inside the flared area at the front of the gun, around the barrel & 'sensors'.

    I feel like the most pedantic person in the world :(
     
  16. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    One day, I'd like to do a security version to go beside this one....

    Johnny
     
  17. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Blad @ May 24 2006, 08:10 PM) [snapback]1249606[/snapback]</div>
    I would have said they're a metallic yellow not gold - I think Renault or Citreon used to have a similar colour a few years ago.

    kind of like this:

    http://www.linternaute.com/auto/constructe...aporama/1.shtml
     
  18. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW...another great kit from Shawn brought to live.

    Looks great.

    Markus
     
  19. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to re-watch the movie. I do like the yellow though.... It definately grabs your attention.

    Johnny
     

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