Romeo + Juliet /Wanted Pistol Project - Completed!

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  1. Birdie

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    Anyone got any idea what font this is, or anything close?

    Thanks in advance :)

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  2. Organic Mechanic

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger 9mm Font?

    Well, it looks like a Helvetica Heavy Italic that borrowed the 'G' from Arial Heavy Italic, or the Ariel borrowed the Helvetica's 'R'.

    I'm sure it's a font somewhere, but if you're just making a template using the above will get you there.
     
  3. Birdie

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger 9mm Font?

    Helvetica & Arial look too round on the curves to me...particularly noticeable on the g's and the 9.

    May not be a real font, of course, but something the art department cooked up.
     
  4. Superkrates

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger 9mm Font?

    Eurostile bold oblique ('9mm' is Eurostile bold regular)
     
  5. Birdie

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    Nicely nailed!

    Thanks for that, dunno how I missed it, as I've got that one :angel
     
  6. •Jackisback™•

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger 9mm Font?

    I watched this today. Are you planning on making a replica of that gun?
     
  7. Birdie

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    Yep.

    I'm doing all the guns :lol
     
  8. Sundowner

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    Ahhhhhh yeah! I hope you put up a progress thread!

     
  9. •Jackisback™•

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    That's awesome, Birdie. I can't wait to see them. :D
     
  10. Birdie

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    I'll get some stuff up about what I've been up to tomorrow, have to go to mother-in-law's 90th birthday party today :facepalm
     
  11. silverskyes402

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    That's awesome! I can't wait to see what you come up with, always been a huge fan of the guns from the movie, esp Romeo's Para Ordnance!
     
  12. Birdie

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    So here's what I've been up to :)

    I decided to tackle the blingtastic pistols from Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet. Kinda all of them, which is just stupid really. Particularly living in the UK.

    Anyway, love this movie, love the guns, always wanted them, so here goes :nuke:

    The plan I formulated was converting cheap airsoft springers into convincing replicas of the Montague and Capulet guns. All airsofts in the UK (unless you are a member of an airsoft skirmish site) have to be funky colours or transparent, and models available are considerably less varied than in the US.

    Most of the sidearms in the movie are Taurus PT99 clones of the Beretta 92FZ. Quick glance, much the same. Except the Taurus has the safety mounted on the gripframe, rather than the slide, along
    with some other furniture details and different grips to accomodate the safety.

    Anyway, here are the guns from the movie, followed by my unaltered stand-ins:

    Romeo's Para-ordnance P-13 with plated gold furniture and pearl butt-plate bearing the Montague Crest:

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    Base: HFC HA102 1
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    Mercutio's Dagger 9mm (Taurus PT99 with custom compensator)

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    Base: Taurus Transparent PT-92 Springer

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    Benvolio's Sword 9mm Series S (Taurus PT99 with extended barrel and slide)
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    Base: HFC HA 118EL Beretta
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    Tybalt's Twin Rapier 9mm Series R (Taurus PT-99 with custom compensator, one with C-more scope)
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    Base: Cyma Full Metal Beretta 92 FS
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    Juliet's Pearl Handled Walther P5C

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    Base: Galaxy G-3
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    At some pointt in the research for this project, I also decided to do Fox and Wesleys guns from Wanted, so these were added to the list:

    Fox's Safari Arms Matchmaker with Bushing Compensator
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    Base: Galaxy G-6 Metal
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    Wesley's 92FS with Carved Grips & Compensator
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    Base: Another Cyma Metal Beretta.

    Next post, the work starts....
     
  13. Nobby

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger/Wanted Pistol Project

    can I ask where you got your Cyma Full Metal Beretta 92 FS?
    cheers :)
     
  14. Sundowner

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger/Wanted Pistol Project

    Very cool! I may be jump starting this project I gave up on. Thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to the builds!
     
  15. keysersoze30

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    very interested to see the finished guns and more awesome as you are in the uk :cool
     
  16. Birdie

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger/Wanted Pistol Project

    The next bit:

    I could have gone with the transparent PT92 for the base gun for all the Taurus pistols, but it's all plastic, has the wrong 'grip' style on the rear of the slide and is £10 more expensive than the metal Berettas I'm converting for the other guns. I bought one PT92 to use as the base for Mercutio's gun, and have removed and molded the 'furniture' (frame locks, safeties etc) to convert the Berettas into Taurus look-alikes.

    The second part of this conversion is to remodel all of the slides by drawing up add-on plates in Illustrator, with all the necessary engravings, and having them laser cut. I also had magplates for the crests cut in white acrylic, along with the grips for Wesley's Wanted Beretta:

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    And completed laser cut acrylic parts, ready for moulding:

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    The crests for the magplates and the Virgin Mary graphic were recreated in Illustrator and printed onto adhesive vinyl

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  18. Sundowner

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    I'm impressed! You wouldn't by chance be making a few extra slide and mag parts for sale? :love
     
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  19. Birdie

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    Never say never ;)

    The Tybalt Rapier compensator is also done and moulded. Will put up some more WIP pics and photos of the completed Romeo gun tomorrow.
     
  20. Sundowner

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    Awesome-Sauce! I never thought about laser engraved plates:facepalm That is pretty much all I have left to add on mine.
     
  21. Hirohawa

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    Here's where I am with mine

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  22. Birdie

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    Cool build :)

    Here's my dissembled and re-painted HFC 'compact 1911' airsoft. You can still see the the crappy blue plastic on the inside of the slide:

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    Back together and finished up. The mag base consists of a resin cast Taurus mag base along with the laser cut crest-plate. The grips were modded with the circular detail present on the P-13 and gold painted slot screws, and the para-ordinance marking were added using clear vinyl, as with the crest.

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  23. Sundowner

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    That turned out pretty darn good!
     
  24. •Jackisback™•

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger/Wanted Pistol Project

    Looking great, keep up the good work. :)
     
  25. rashielx

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    Those are so sweet. The guns and cars from that movie were some of the coolest customs I've seen.
     
  26. Birdie

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    Some WIP on the Dagger:

    Scratch-built brass compensator with ammo clip + inert 9mm FMJ rounds
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    Mocked up with with the pistol.
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  27. Sundowner

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    SO COOL!
     
  28. FakeBritishAccent

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    Re: Romeo + Juliet Dagger/Wanted Pistol Project

    Oh man, great work so far! I first attempted "Romeo + Juliet" guns when I was 14 and it was a simple paint-up with a compensator made out of Super Sculpey and a marker cap (I was working on Tybalt's)...but even now, I couldn't conceive of someone giving Mercutio's dagger a go. In fact, you may be the very first person on the Internet to give it a shot! Keep it rolling, sir. I'll be watching this thread with great interest.

    -Jonaas
     
  29. DragginBowtie

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    wow, simply superb! That would be a nice collection to have!
     
  30. EIDesignStudio

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    man that looks cool I'm a hobby gunsmith. and was looking into doing a real working version of this. thanks for adding some kick to my fire.
     
  31. Birdie

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    Wherefore art thou, update?

    Ahem....

    I have finished Mercutio's Dagger and Tybalt's Rapier :love

    I kinda cheated with the Dagger. The original prop has many sections milled out of the frame of the gun. Since my KSC Taurus is transparent, the only actual cut-outs I made were on the grips. All the other 'windows' were masked, then the whole thing sprayed silver.

    I'd love to make one of these using the metal gun I used for the Rapier, but I don't have the tools to cut the windows, I don't think the Dremel is going to hack it.

    The mag plates on both these guns were painted with metallic pearl, which I think is an improvement on the straight white I used on Romeo's Para-Ordinance.

    All of the Taurus' also have a scratch-built 'riser' on the bottom of the mag that raises the crest plates at an angle to the bottom of the magazine. On the Dagger, this is painted gold, on the other pistols, it's black.

    Anyway, pics:

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    The Rapier is an all-metal Beretta replica, so it has a nice weight.

    The whole thing was dissembled, the slide is unfortunately in two halves with, with the barrel moulded as part of it, but hey, it's a cheapy!

    I used Nitro-Mors to strip the icky orange paint, not fun, but leaves you with nice, bare aluminium. I polished up the frame with wire wool, and sprayed the slide silver to get a two-tone between the top and bottom. I used a black wash to get the engraved Rapier logo high-lighted.

    The extended barrel and rod are brass and aluminium pipe, the compensator is resin from a re-sculpt of the compensator from the HFC Beretta.

    Finished up. I love this gun :):

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    Next I will be attempting Benvolio's Sword 9mm, which could be tricky :)
     
  32. Sundowner

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    wow absolutely amazing
     
  33. keysersoze30

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    awesome work mate

    Will you be selling these at some stage?
     
  34. Birdie

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    Once I've fished up, I'll probably offer build-ups or parts. Stay tuned.
     
  35. Mxlplx

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    Soooooooooooooooooo pretty!
     
  36. Nobby

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    nice work, but I think you need to be a bit more careful with that dremel
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    and whatever putty you're using
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    :cool
     
  37. Birdie

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    Thanks for pointing out my sloppy workmanship :rolleyes

    The cutouts on the handle of the Dagger are not as smooth as I would have liked. Cutting plastic with a dremel is not easy since it melts as you cut it. So I'm working with a hacksaw, some cheap placky airsofts and a bit of enthusiasm and ambition on a project nobody else has even attempted no matter how good their equipment or base pieces.

    Maybe I could mail them to you for a better finishing job?
     
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  38. Nobby

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    hey, it was not meant as a personal attack. Just some pointers if you were thinking about doing more
     
  39. Birdie

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    Actually, you're right. I rushed the lanyard part on the Beretta because I wanted to get these done by the end of the weekend.

    It does look kinda crappy, and I'm going to replace it with a section of aluminium tube.
    The fault on the bottom of the grip I hadn't even noticed till you pointed it out on the photo. It's bareley visible in normal light.

    I've actually had an offer from a member of another forum to get a metal framed Beretta milled out for the Dagger which would be fantastic...

    As with anything, you learn by your mistakes. Right now I can't afford to replace anything I mess up :(
     
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  40. Sundowner

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    How is the WANTED pistol coming along?
     
  41. Birdie

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    It's not :lol

    Everything's in a queue, I'm totally crappy at multitasking, so I'll be finishing all the R&J guns before starting on the wanted stuff, but that shouldn't be too long.

    I thought I was gonna have a real problem with the Benvolio Sword grips, but I've been playing around tonight, just painting swirls of white pearl onto black grips. From the images I have it appears there is a Montague crest on the right grip, but it kind of merges into the pattern.

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    The other thing I have to do is cut the slide in half in order to extend it, put in a new barrel (fortunately not moulded as part of the slide on this airsoft) and extend he frame under the new slide. Easy!
     
  42. Sundowner

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    Benvolio's Sword is my favorite out of the bunch!
     
  43. Noeland

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    Well, sand paper would smooth that out nicely. And also dremel makes some very nice wheels for smoothing and sanding too.
     
  44. Birdie

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    Cleaned up the grip sections on the Dagger and finished Benvolio's Sword 9mm Series with extended slide and barrel & white on black pearl grips. She looks pretty sweet :)

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    Group pics

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    I will be going back to do Juliet's Walther, but I have a hankering to take on Fox's Matchmaster from Wanted next. Cool gun :cool
     
  45. Sundowner

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    B.A dude! I want that Benvolio's Sword 9mm Series so bad!!!
     
  46. kiddo

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    Wow! Nice job! Ive always wanted to make the R+j guns, but never really got into it...I made Fox's matchmaker though, i put a WIP thread on this forum, but considering the "decals" were hand painted with horrible brushes, it didnt turn out as well as I would have liked. But take a look at it, in case you need any inspiration :)
     
  47. Hirohawa

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    Awesome work!
     
  48. Noeland

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    They look fantastic displayed together too. Looks good!!
     
  49. Hirohawa

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    What did you use to get the gold parts looking so good?

    Also is that member on another forum that is milling out the M9 for Mercutio's gun willing to do another one?

    Thanks
     
  50. Birdie

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    The gold parts are sprayed with Rustoleum metallic gold. There's a good thread on here somewhere about the best reflective paints, I chose Rustoleum because it's a lost more durable than Plastikote, that looks great until you touch it.

    I haven't had a chance to discuss the metal Dagger yet, I want to finish these first.
     

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