My C&S Blade Runner blaster customized Paint Job

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  1. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Let me first say that I really like the original paint that came with my C&S blaster. I just felt like modifying it to reflect a more broken in (not brokeback) look. So I finally had a 2 hour window today and went to town. I went for a worn blued metal effect on the barrel shroud while keeping the magazine looking like plastic. I also toned down the brightness of the trigger guard and frame with Alclad steel. It still kinda looks bright in the photo although it's several shades darker than the original. I'm pretty happy. :)

    Update: 4/23
    I still wasn't 100% about the rest of the body so I went to the paints again this morning. This looks a lot more real in person. It still photographs lighter than what it is. But this way you can see more detail.

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  2. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice. :love :thumbsup
     
  3. punisher

    punisher Sr Member

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    WOW. how did you achieve the worn blued metal look on the barrel shroud?
    nice job.
    -Scott
     
  4. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(punisher @ Apr 23 2006, 03:33 AM) [snapback]1231472[/snapback]</div>
    The barrel shroud was painted black. wet sanded, then airbrushed with Alclad steel and then aibrushed with Alclad transparent smoke. I finished it with buffing compound to give it the metal sheen. Thanks.
     
  5. tain669

    tain669 Sr Member

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    Looks great.Is that the regular one or the all metal one :cheers :thumbsup
     
  6. Peace Hunter

    Peace Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I like it.

    Robert
     
  7. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Nice. It has an interesting multi-tonal effect.
    That "layered" Alclad method you described worked great.
     
  8. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tain669 @ Apr 23 2006, 03:43 AM) [snapback]1231475[/snapback]</div>
    It's the resin one. The triggers and the barrel are metal however. They are cover with paint anyway.
     
  9. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Nice job.

    :)
     
  10. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Beautiful work. And thanks for sharing you finishing technique for the barrel shroud.
     
  11. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good job. That looks fantastic. :thumbsup
     
  12. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    I like it as well, very nice, may have to try it on a few.

    Thanks.

    Rich
     
  13. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Rich. I really enjoy this prop. The detail of the casting makes my paint job look all the better. This is now the centerpiece of my collection. It displays really well with the stand too.

    Thanks again. :)

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  14. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Spinner44,
    How much disassembly was involved to isolate the parts you repainted?
    I like the new pics.. Really nice.
     
  15. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(superjedi @ Apr 24 2006, 12:32 AM) [snapback]1231903[/snapback]</div>
    About 7 screws takes it apart. It was pretty easy.
     
  16. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's gun-tastic. B)
     
  17. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice. When I finally get around to putting my kit together this is how I plan to paint it.
     
  18. WinstonWolf359

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    Very nice job. :D

    I especially like the darker steel color for the trigers and trigger guard.

    I really like the multi-tone look on the Blade Runner gun. That's how I painted mine as well, making the "metal" parts look like gunmetal and the "plastic" parts like black plastic. I used a combination of Testors gunmetal, titanium, and magnesium buffing metallizers and Krylon BBQ black for the magazine.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Mola Rob

    Mola Rob Sr Member

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    Great prop and an awesome paint job. :) Everytime I see pics of the C&S it makes the waiting for the metal version all the more painful. :cry
     
  20. PHArchivist

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    Nicely done.
     
  21. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    This is the first one I've seen that doesn't make me itchy.

    Great work, nice to see someone go down the 'dark path'. ;)
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Serafino @ Apr 26 2006, 06:34 AM) [snapback]1233250[/snapback]</div>

    Itchy...? ;)
     
  23. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks amazing.
     
  24. Serafino

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(PHArchivist @ May 11 2006, 10:03 AM) [snapback]1242626[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah didnÂ’t you know, the whole obsession with accuracy comes from a medical condition, an allergy actually... ;)
     
  25. QuasiOdo

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    Hey Rich, looks like they've pushed the (paint) envelope. You really should try it out, just to see. Looks so cool.
    -DN
     
  26. racprops

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    I do a "Brand New Finish" for two reasons, one many whom are spending this much think the model they get should look really good.

    And Two, it is much easier to do a worn and scruffy look to a good finish that the turn a worn and scruffy finish into a New Look Finish, try it some time, it really is harder....

    So I leave the worn and scruffy finishing to the buyers...

    But perhaps I could offer a special version, the worn and scruffy model as it was more likely to look on the set model... now what to call it???

    Off the Set worn & scruffy Model??

    A Special Wearthed and Worn Model?

    Ideas?

    Rich
     
  27. Nexus6

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(racprops @ May 12 2006, 02:14 PM) [snapback]1243221[/snapback]</div>
    "SERVICE-WEATHERED" :love :thumbsup

    Don't worry about payment for the idea. You can just give me the "consultant's discount" when I finally get to order one. :lol
     
  28. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    I like it....

    "Service-Weathered Finish"

    A realistic worn and scruffed finish to give to look of a used and carried real weapon as if from within the film.

    Suggestions??

    Commits??

    Rich
     
  29. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes I like the idea of a weathered version. :) The service weathered model.
    Great pics BTW on the weathered C&S.

    Carl
     
  30. aniskywalker

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(racprops @ May 13 2006, 12:31 AM) [snapback]1243380[/snapback]</div>

    Go for it Rich.

    One can never have to many Blade Runner guns. ;) :p :D



    James
     
  31. burningman

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    I think a service weahtered one would be an awesome idea..just cements it into the reality of the world of Blade Runner.
     
  32. PHArchivist

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    Didn't RScott knock down the sheen on the hero prop with steel wool or something...?
     
  33. Bobbywan

    Bobbywan Well-Known Member

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    WOW that looks nice... I've alway wanted to get one of these.. :)



    ~Bobby
     
  34. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the positive replies guys. I'm glad this thread was able to ignite new interest in such a wonderful prop as it has. Thanks again. :)
     
  35. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    Looks like my paint job wasn't that far off. A few tweaks and I'll be real happy.
     
  36. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice job on the "bare steel" look. :thumbsup

    That was one of my favorite realizations about the "screenused" blaster - there's not a drop of chrome on it, it's all bare steel and black, a really serious looking piece of hardware.

    - k
     

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