My Shiny New Prop...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by glim999, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    [​IMG]

    Just wanted to show it off. I'm quite proud of the paint job :D
     
  2. Rick Hanson

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    Very nice indeed. The real LED is definitely a nice touch.

    I have one of the same casts sitting here on my desk, and I often wonder how it would look if I actually painted it. Now I know. :lol
     
  3. glim999

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    Thank you :) Yeah, the LED was something I knew I had to have. Didn't realize I had run out of red ones until I went to get one, so I had to rip one out of an old space heater :lol
     
  4. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    so, thats resin? wow looks great.

    what paint did you use?
     
  5. Endless Wonder

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    Wait, when did resin casts become available?
     
  6. glim999

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    adamata- Yup, it's resin. I just used the cheapo spray from Wal-Mart. Started with primer, then gave it a coat of flat black, the gave it a very slight frosting with the glossy, clear stuff (just to give it a slight sheen) The recessed part with the LED was painted with Aluminum model paint.

    Angelus- Don't think there's been a recent run. I got this one from someone who had an extra :)
     
  7. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    Very nice, I really would like one.

    Thomas
     
  8. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    Shiny... :confused it's painted black.
     
  9. glim999

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    Shiny = Good, Cool, Impressive, etc... in the Firefly 'verse :)
     
  10. Endless Wonder

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    Ah, ok. Thanks :)

    Looks great, BTW :D Wouldn't have known it was resin if you hadn't mentioned it.
     
  11. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Shiny.
     
  12. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    agreed.

    tis mighty Shiny.


    womo
     
  13. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    it looks great, nicely done. :)
     
  14. blubeetle3

    blubeetle3 Well-Known Member

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    That looks great.

    I'm envious. :eek I've been looking for one for awhile now.
     
  15. glim999

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    Thanks everyone :)

    Now I need to get my * in gear and finish my Jayne guns to go with it :lol
     
  16. Birdie

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    Told ya they'd look fine painted :lol
     
  17. Forsaken

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    I've never seen Firefly/Serenity.
    But it lookÂ’s like a great build.

    Bye for now
    Al
     
  18. uscm buzz

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    Hey Glimm999 dude..Glad you like it.. Very nice work.. you just told me you revieved the PAL casting on the 28th and you already got it painted.. wow that was fast.. Glad it got there dude..

    Luckily its an easy paintjob to do.. After the black. I do use Krylon clear satin. which makes it sheen a little.. 2 cotes and its bulletproof.. ..
     
  19. neosporing

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    gonna display it behind an airlock window? (my memory has it sitting in the window when mal was talking with jayne about his behavior)
     
  20. uscm buzz

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    I wanted to mention. yall mentioned Shiny?.Its painted Black.. The real unit is black.. and yes its shiny just like glims came out.. black plastic does shine.. its not a flat black..even though you can paint it flat black then clear cote it.. it comes out looking just like the real thing..
     
  21. Darth Mawr

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    I think what they meant was "shiney" as in "cool', taken from dialogue from the series and film. It's made up term for the Firefly world.
     
  22. uscm buzz

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    I have a few Firefly Communicator castings available pm for details..

    They are the same run as glim999..
     
  23. glim999

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    Forsaken- Thanks :)

    uscm buzz- Thanks again, Man. Yeah, I couldn't wait to get this thing finished. I got it on the 28th and did all the prep, then lucked out and had a warm, dry day on the 29th :)

    neosporing- Cool idea. I'll have to look into making a little airlock window
     
  24. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those resin kits look really great built up. Excellent work.

    <showoff mode>

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the real things before cyland realized that he could gouge fans on ebay... :) Check it:

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    </showoff mode>

    I suppose I should strip off the lettering from the side, but just never got around to it.
     
  25. PHArchivist

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  26. Guardian Devil

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    :love beautiful
     
  27. uscm buzz

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    Ok as of today.. 01,07,06.. I got 2 more pals in resin if anybody wants them pm me..
     

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