My V pistol -FINISHED

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Malbona, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Malbona

    Malbona New Member

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    Hi all. I've always wanted a V pistol. Frankly, all the casts & recasts I saw looked like crap with bubbles and serious warpage. I decided I could scratchbuild my own faster than correcting a kit. Here is my idealized version of the V pistol. It is not 100% accurate because I took artistic liberties like leaving the screws off. I felt that an advanced alien race would not use mundane phillips head screws, they would have a seemless look much like their shuttlecraft and such.[image]http://Malbona.smugmug.com/photos/37694405-L.jpg[/image]

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    I am still not happy with the grips, the pattern is what I am looking for but it needs to be finer. Those are tempory grips until I find something better.
     
  2. Stormleader

    Stormleader Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome. I've always wanted a pistol, one of the rifles, and the key that Donovan gives to his son.

    I remember reading a while back that V was coming back to TV, but I never heard anything else about it...
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great so far.. :)
     
  4. TheSt.LouisKid

    TheSt.LouisKid Sr Member

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    Way to scratchbuild. Glad to see you doing it.

    Eveyone should try to do more of their own work.
     
  5. Jedidentist

    Jedidentist Well-Known Member

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    That looks great. What did you use to make it?
     
  6. Malbona

    Malbona New Member

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    It's mostly wood.
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  7. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    That's wood? wow..
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks pretty sharp. :D

    I have one of those low-quality castings you mentioned... needs more work but this was the best I could do with it

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    - k
     
  9. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    :thumbsup Great Job...
     
  10. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And here's Malbonas blaster after having had a run in with a bucket of silicone.

    Note the revised grips.

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    Keep an eye on the junkyard in the coming weeks for this joint venture.

    M
     
  11. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not bad. :thumbsup
     
  12. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    And one 'completed' kit

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    Went together well, a bit of sanding, priming, black paint, matte clear coat, and finally a bit of silver Rub n Buff.
     
  13. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That's a really nice build. :)

    I have one of the craptasticastings.. I understand this is how the stunt pistols actually looked.. ?

    I notice that you left off the greeblies on the back of the handgrip. Intentional? It's just a rectangular piece of flat styrene (or whatever) with a small (1.25") half-cylinder mounted vertically at the bottom.

    Jay
     
  14. Malbona

    Malbona New Member

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    Most of the casting floating around of the V pistol are from a master made by a fellow in California who supplied them for his costumeing group. That thing has been recast too many times to count. Very few castings off the screen used piece are out there, as per my conversation with Rich Coyle when I was researching this piece. The greeblies you spoke of were left off because they made the gun uncomfortable and they seemed to serve no logical purpose. I was trying to make an idealized version so If something didn't make sense(like phillips head screws), it was left out.
     
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

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    ThatÂ’s some fine looking craftsmanship.

    Bye for now
    Al
     
  16. TheSt.LouisKid

    TheSt.LouisKid Sr Member

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    Always nice to see someone scratch building their own prop.
     
  17. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice work :thumbsup
     
  18. Kaylee

    Kaylee Well-Known Member

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    That is cool.

    Um.. can I ask a couple nitpicky questions? I've only seen the little toy that was out some years ago, but as I recall it had some kind of slidy-switch on the top left hand side of the forward part of the gun. Did the originals have that as well?
     
  19. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    man.....i know exactly what you mean

    some of the stuff i get in is just shyte

    i must get back to scratch building

    :)
     
  20. Reaper57

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    i have the toy and a supposed cast from a screen used, the same as Jay's.

    both show the slide switch.

    john :cool
     
  21. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    here is the one Jay and i have. from a board member a couple years back :)
     
  22. Malbona

    Malbona New Member

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    From looking at that pic, I saw nothing onscreen that would lead me to believe that detail on the pistol grip is supposed to be there. My theory is that the toy had that detail so a stock could be attached, a feature I remember the toy having. It was not on screencaps I worked from or pics that were loaned to me. Keep in mind, my sculpt is idealized to my taste. :unsure
     
  23. Skyler101

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    Are these still available?

    -Skyler101
     
  24. Malbona

    Malbona New Member

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    "Are these still available?"

    -Skyler101

    The answer is that they will soon be available. A small private run was done for some members as a build test and for review before they go into actual production. They are on Matsuo's schedule to come out as soon as he finishes his current project. As for the slide switch detail, it is on mine but I relocated it a bit further down and I used a smaller switch. I did this because I felt that big ugly switch would possibly get moved when it was being drawn from the holster resulting in it needing to be reset before taking a shot. Not very logical from my point of view so it has been moved to a more "protected" location. I tried to reimagine this piece as a logical weapon from an alien race with advanced technology, not something the prop guys threw together with huge phillips head wood screws, LOL Another unique feature of my sculpt is the botton connector is cut out and not solid like previous versions. It is my favorite change to the design.
     
  25. CanadianKnight

    CanadianKnight New Member

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    Looks awesome. :) I'll be keeping my eyes open for an eventual run. ;)
     
  26. ortiz34

    ortiz34 Well-Known Member

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    I second the motion...

     
  27. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    I want one also, nice work.............
     
  28. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you can pick one of these up, do it.

    I have one, and it is awesome - a great scratchbuild by Malbona, and of course, anything Matsuo cranks out is top notch. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be - you get a lot of luscious resin for your money.
    :)

    -Jeeves
     
  29. Matsuo

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    I'll get on it I promise...just got a lot on my plate...seems another film from the 80's about Aliens has been taking up much of my time...;)


    Matt
     
  30. CanadianKnight

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    LOL. Well, who would want props from a film like that? ;)
     

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