M-13 Fifth Element Police Blaster Pics and Review

Harlock

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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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Funky

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I hate this gun.
I've always hated this gun.
But now that I see YOURS with the brilliant paintjob... :love
 

Harlock

Well-Known Member
<div class='quotetop'>(Funky Jedi @ May 22 2006, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1249001[/snapback]</div>
I hate this gun.
I've always hated this gun.
But now that I see YOURS with the brilliant paintjob... :love
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:lol Thanks.... It's all in the quality of the kit....I just dressed it up a bit.

Johnny
 

PHArchivist

Master Member
<div class='quotetop'>(Funky Jedi @ May 23 2006, 02:10 AM) [snapback]1249001[/snapback]</div>
I hate this gun.
I've always hated this gun.
But now that I see YOURS with the brilliant paintjob... :love
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Seriously...? (or are you kidding?) it IS funky, but sort of cool. VERY nice paint up.
 

Harlock

Well-Known Member
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
 

Blad

Sr Member
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.
 

gunnerk19

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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
 

Blad

Sr Member
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 :(
 

b26354

Sr Member
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<div class='quotetop'>(Blad @ May 24 2006, 08:10 PM) [snapback]1249606[/snapback]</div>
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 :(
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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
 

Harlock

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

Johnny
 
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