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Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Zaphod, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,
    I got the Laser Weapon MKI / MKII Stun Gun Model & the comlock kits as a gift.

    Anyone have a light kit for either of these?

    Or tips on how to make these more movie accurate?

    Anyone ever seen the How To Build: Wilco. Models' Prop Replicas cd? Is it worth the cash?
     
  2. Darth Domain

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  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Well-Known Member

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    I saw that thread, thanks.

    I just thought it better to start a new thread on this.
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  5. DrStranglove

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    Cool exp.. I did not know any of that stuff.
     
  6. Zaphod

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    Thanks for all that info phase pistol.

    I've emailed SIDkit, to see if they'd sell me the non-resin parts seperately. Hopefully they:
    1) say yes
    2) the parts are the same size.
     
  7. Darkknight0667

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    A quick caveat emptor here, SIDkit is an alleged recaster. According to this thread, his PKD kit is a recast of Richard Coyle's. Not saying that his Commlock and Stun Gun are also recasts, but just wanted to make you aware of some of his history. What you do with the information is up to you.
     
  8. Zaphod

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    Thanks for the info.

    I got this response from them anyway...
    Does Coyle sell upgrade parts?
     
  9. docholl

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    Just picked-up a Commlock and Laser from CY Productions. Both are very nice. Great detail and cheaper than MIM. :)
     
  10. Zaphod

    Zaphod Well-Known Member

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    Those look pretty cool.
     
  11. Zaphod

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    First progress pic:

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    This is with bondo filling in all the bubbles and such, and sanded down.

    Please excuse my God aweful "official James Bond" digi-camera's pics.

    I have no idea what the purpose is for the hole, that's on the bottom of the handle is for. So, I decided that for aesthetic value, and for "real world feel", I removed it.
     
  12. Roger Ramjet

    Roger Ramjet Sr Member

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    I love that prop, always have...Good job on the prep work...

    UFP
     
  13. Krel

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    The hole is called a lanyard ring. It is so a cord could be attached from the but of the laser, to the ring on the holster. It is incase you dropped the weapon, you would not loose it. Used by the calvery, and explorers in the ninteenth, and early twentyith centuries. Sometimes the cord was looped around the wearer's neck.

    David.
     
  14. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  15. Zaphod

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    Thanks for the lanyard ring clarification and for the great pics.

    What's everyone's opion about having that on there? Would you take it off, or keep it on?
     
  16. Archie Opteryx

    Archie Opteryx Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep it on.
     
  17. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  19. Zaphod

    Zaphod Well-Known Member

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    Well...the model lanyard was too small anyway. So, I guess I'll resculpt it.
     
  20. Zaphod

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    Well...so I finally got around to finish moding this and went to paint it.

    I painted all the small detail work and then liquid masked that, in order to paint the silver parts.

    I used an automotive paint that gave a great finish and color. :)

    Problem is, it's too good. I can't get the liquid mask off. It either won't come off, or it damages the pain underneath. :eek

    So, now I get to strip off all the paint and do this again... :(
     

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