Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-23-12)

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  1. Rusty85

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    I just recently got these from a buddy on here. I know that there aren't all that many pictures floating around of them so I thought I'd take some time and post a few. I'll try and get a few better ones a little later but this is the best I could get at the moment. Hope you guys enjoy them and a big thank you to the member who helped me finally get my dream props!

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  2. Mxlplx

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    SOOOOOOOOOO Jealous!
     
  3. agliarept

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Hey rusty!!! really really happy for you bud, very glad you were able to get them. those are def a beautiful sight to see. enjoy them!
     
  4. ave4uevoli

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Nice!!!!!

    (Also glad to see there are still Camel smokers in the world) :thumbsup
     
  5. Apollo

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Nice score!

    Did'nt the worm guys smoke camels? ;)
     
  6. Nicksdad

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Awesome pieces, congrats.
     
  7. Rusty85

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Pretty psyched about these things, thanks for the comments!
     
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  8. Rusty85

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    Re: MIB Pulsar Blaster and Tri-Barrel

    Well, I hit the Tri-Barrel with some primer to check and see how much work it'll need. Its actually not too bad so I'm going to start doing some sanding tomorrow.
     
  9. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barre Rifle WIP

    I'm wanting to fill this thing was something to make it a little more sturdy. Is there anything that I can do that with that won't weigh it down heavily? I know that foam usually expands and that might demolish it and resin is too heavy. What are my other options?
     
  10. FakeBritishAccent

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP

    Is that a hole that I see on the forward pump action slide? Perhaps you can use the hole to put a bit more resin in there and slush it around. You'll get the strength of a thicker resin body without the weight of solid resin.
     
  11. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP

    Where the front of the barrels would be is actually completely open so I could pour anything into it at this point. I think you're right though, resin will probably be the strongest thing.
     
  12. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP

    New pictures! Did a lot of filling and sanding after some coats of primer, getting ready to spray on the next now to smooth some of the seems.

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  13. Contec

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    are you going to plate it?
     
  14. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)


    Yes once I get it all smoothed out that's my plan.
     
  15. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    Here's where I hope to have it when its done, with all the dials and knobs painted of course. Jim told me where this one was plated so I'm going to go that route in the end.

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  16. agliarept

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    very very very cool! it's going to look so sweet when you finish that puppy!!
     
  17. Hotshot

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    Wow, that's soooo cool. Wish you'd cast it!!! :lol
     
  18. Noeland

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    Great score man. Those are some of the coolest props in movie history IMHO.
     
  19. Rusty85

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    Re: Men in Black Tri-Barrel Rifle WIP (New Pics 2-19-12)

    Here's the newest batch of photo's, I got some good shots outside finally. Still working on the back of the gun and top of the scope. I've also did some dremeling and work on the mold lines on the clip. The line going up the back of the gun where it was originally able to come apart was too jagged so I just filled it in. The bottom panel was supposed to come off where the clip is to allow to see the inside electronics but on this cast its molded all as one part. I wonder if it'd be possible to remove it to get inside to do some lights without cracking the main body.

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  20. Rusty85

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    Can any Dremel experts tell me if I'd be able to chop off the bottom panel on this thing without cracking the main body? It looks as though most of the inside has been coated thickly with resin. You can see the part, its flat with screws on the sides that the clip goes into.
     
  21. FakeBritishAccent

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    An EZ-Lock metal cutting disc should slice through it like butter, but just to be safe, I would drill a small hole into the flat area and use a Keyhole Saw to slowly slice in your cavity. But still, don't be afraid of cracking! Everything can be fixed AND made more secure afterwards! Why do you need to chop open the bottom panel?
     
  22. Rikarus

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    Have you considered filling it with that spray in expanding insulating foam from the HOme Depot stores and the like, it's reasonably light, hardens well and would strangthen up the cast and give it that solid ....weapony...feel.


    NIce work can't wait to see it finished!!!
     
  23. Rusty85

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    Sorry guys I didn't even notice anyone had replied. I've pretty much got the bottom panel off now along with the clip which I want to scratch build as the back portion is slightly uneven where it was put together.

    Here's a picture to show the bottom rectangle panel. I wanted to remove it to allow for the electronics and to put a new clip. As you can see when the two halves of the gun were joined together the panel was completely uneven and had miscast corners. I'm going to just get a new one machined out of metal that I can take on and off to allow me to get inside easier.


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    I'll try and post a few more pictures tonight of how it looks without it. Also should have the front pump smoothed out by tonight.
     
  24. Rusty85

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    Would there be any interest in one of these? Its a stunt casting so unfortunately some details were lost but I'm thinking about selling a few casts to make some extra money to pay some bills. This isn't an interest thread though so if enough people respond I'll start one over in the JY.
     
  25. agliarept

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    Hey Rusty, ....... nope. lol kidding, I'm in. lol
     
  26. Bowelrock

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    No BS i would sell a * for one of these.
     
  27. MattMunson

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    By the way, PLEASE do not try to use expanding foam on this piece. I promise you, it will destroy it. As was suggested earlier, your best bet is to slush some resin around inside.

    Trust me on this. Expanding foam will kill this piece.
     
  28. Rusty85

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    I felt the same way Bowelrock, I wanted a good one of these for a long time now. I didn't actually end up filling it with anything as of yet, I'm trying to figure out how to handle the front barrels as they're hollow. The original prop has some intricate work that looks as though it can only be machined. I'm waiting for Jim to find a good reference photo he has, but until then I've just been patching and sanding as much as possible and can't seem to find any really detailed reference photos to use. If anyone has anything, please go ahead and post it.
     
  29. Bowelrock

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    Expanding foam will not hurt anything..... Just so long as you dont try and fill it in one shot do multiple small batches and monitor the foams progress. Wait till it stops moving then pour your next batch, also have a decent hole hole for the foam to vent from. 1.5" is usually more than enough. I have done it plenty of times with my own projects with no issue.......
     
  30. Hotshot

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    I have to echo the spray foam idea as a no-no. Steer far, far away. You should definitely give it a resin slushy.

    As for those detailed bits . . .i recall Rick saying they were mostly Radio Shack bits and the like . . .but it's been a while since I read that thread.

    Looking forward to updates!
     
  31. Bowelrock

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    Spray foam like "Great stuff " Is garbage. U need a good rigid foam like 20-16 from MPK. It will cause no issues so long as you go in small batches.
     
  32. MrSinistar

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    I trust Matt on this: no foam.
     
  33. Bowelrock

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    Foam is the best bet i disagree.
     
  34. Volpin

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    Tossing in another anti-foam vote. Even with keeping a close eye on things, it can all go horribly wrong. If you had the mold for this piece and could pull a replacement, I don't think it would be as much of a concern. Since its a unique one-off, I'd exercise caution.
     
  35. Bowelrock

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    The heat caused by resin could cause issues as well Like warping and delamination from the inside.. TOMATO tomato........


    Do what you want Rusty. In the end i still am going to want a casting of this awesome gun when and if they are offered.
     
  36. Jediguy

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    sorry for the necro post but * I'd kill for this!
     
  37. Bowelrock

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    Any update on these Rusty?
     
  38. Agent A

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    :OOOOO~~~~~~~ Me wants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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