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Limited Run Star wars anh chewbacca bowcaster run

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by trooper, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    2mm
     
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  2. Marv

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    True but I prefer this it's a little cleaner.
     
  3. newmagrathea

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    Thank you Trooper.

    I've been looking around for 2mm in fluorescent red but I cannot find any that isn't a bulk order. The closest I've found is a few pieces of 1/16 inch. Does anyone have a source?

     
  4. 3DImpact

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    I've got something that might be close (I used it for a replica a while back). Let me measure it when I get home this evening and I'll let you know...

    Dan
     
  5. newmagrathea

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    Awesome, thanks Dan.

     
  6. 3DImpact

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    Okay, I checked the stuff I'm using and the digital caliper gives a very consistent 2.27mm diameter. I'm using Plastruct Fluorescent Rod 90272 Cat No. FARR-3H.

    5D3_1752_small.jpg scope_dome_comp_01small.jpg

    Hope that helps...

    Dan
     
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  7. newmagrathea

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    Yes, very helpful, thank you. I know that I'll have to make a plug to hold the new rod too, but I'm not as worried about that part.

     
  8. protocoldroid

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    Bowcaster newb question - what are the differences (mainly from a visual, trying-to-reproduce-the-on-screen-look perspective) between the Nikko Stirling scope and the "original model 7" 4x20 scope?

    How close really are the Nikkos?

    Dan
     
  10. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the differences are very slight, one being the placement of the adjustment knobs, can vary. but on all these old scopes the measurements will vary even in the same model.
    I have found I had to buy several scopes to get a set to that matched.
     
  11. Jamesfett

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    Are these vintage ones or a new model?

    Thanks
     
  12. protocoldroid

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    these are brand new in the box units. not vintage and not the series 7 from the vintage ones. they looks pretty similar.
     
  13. Jamesfett

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    Good to know.

    Thanks
     
  14. dandirk

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    I just ordered one from them... good to know they deliver. will have to order a second. Now to find the proper vintage-like mounts:)
     
  15. dandirk

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    I was going to try black milliput to convert a "fat" to skinny, will let you know how it goes...
     
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  16. newmagrathea

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    Yeah, keep me up to date on how it turns out. I was thinking about trying to find a black delrin rod the approximate diameter of the fat plug and drill a hole in the center to fit the new skinny rod.

    I have three vintage scopes right now and they are all different, two of them are the exact same model but still a bit different.

     
  17. dandirk

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    The results of the milliput conversion from fat to skinny red dot.

    Fairly easy, don't notice it much on casual inspection. Could probably paint it with more gloss to better match the color.

    si6Fnoy.jpg
     
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  18. newmagrathea

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    That's not bad at all. I'm going to consider doing that too.
     
  19. dandirk

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    If you do I would suggest balling up the milliput in the amount that will fill the hole, then putting a toothpick or something to create the hole in the center. Then place in the hole, do some smoothing, remove the item in the hole smooth until satisfied then clear the hole again.

    I waited until set then superglued the red rod in.

    I was worried the non-set milliput would get on the end of the red rod (blocking light) if I simply pushed it through the milliput.

    The hardest part was cutting the red rod so it wouldn't looked cracked and deformed in the scope. Got it ok but not perfect with dremel and some "light" heat to clean up the end a bit.
     
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  20. trooper

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    in case any one is needing a set of scopes, here is a nice set that are matched, these are one of the closest matches you will find to the model 7's
    $250 for the set + shipping
    pm me if your interested
     

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  21. mgoob

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    This is a thicker cable than the Graflex sync cable you think?

    Where did you get the scope railing/ thing?
    As I understand it, the Singlepoint is attached to the railing, and the 2 4x20s are clamped onto the former scopering, yes?
     
  22. Seneca

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    The rear cable I have is about 4.45mm
    About the (railing) are you talking about the two side rails that connect to the barrel block? Or that very top scope mount. If your talking the barrel block brackets I built them. If your talking about the top scope mount I have a real horton so it's had the scope mount. Part #1 is the side rails. #2 is that scope attachment that came on my Horton.
     

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  23. mgoob

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    Thanks.

    I've got a line on an old cable- appreciate the info.

    I guess we'll have to wait for Jerry to come up w/ the part from the Horton.

    I figure you based your side rails on framegrabs.
     
  24. mgoob

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    Ball size is 3" ?
     
  25. trooper

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    the balls used on the prop are high bounce pinky balls, most toy stores have them
     
  26. trooper

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    I posted this the page over ;)
     
  27. mgoob

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    I'd like to use plastic balls so I don't have to worry about rubber deteriorating in 30 years.
    And Toys R Us is gone :( hence my quest for the dimensions.
     
  28. Jamesfett

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    I wanted to try and make a resin cast of the rubber pinky ball but never got to it.
     
  29. russellsch

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    Got mine from Amazon. You can even get 'em in a 2 pack (y)
     
  30. mgoob

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    Could you please tell me the diameter of the balls?
     
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  31. russellsch

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    I got 2.3in or 58.5mm
    20180802_175704.jpg
     
  32. mgoob

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    Thanks, I appreciate that.
     
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  33. Think Jedi

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    I forget the diameter, but it's significantly thinner. I'm sure it's standard red-dot fiber optics...it's what I use for my replicas. Be aware that replacing the filament is not trivial...you have to remove the glued-in red-dot, figure out a way to attach a skinnier red-dot filament to a holder that is 3-4x in diameter.

    tJ
     
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  34. russellsch

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    Your replicas are freaking awesome!!!
    20180421_173053.jpg

    & they WORK!!!
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    & they look beautiful in between two 4x20 scopes (y)
    20180422_110205.jpg

    Just sayin ;)
     
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