The 2011A Blade Runner Blaster LAST UPDATE

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racprops

Sr Member
OK Here is the latest new features to my 2011 "A" Blade Runner Blaster model.

The article will be on Bladezone soon, but I wanted to share it here first:


A major new added feature, a removable ammo clip.

Clip being inserted into housing:



The ammo clip is now a closed unit holding the LEDs and battery used to power them but looking like a real ammo clip with a real looking REM 222 round ready to be loaded into the weapon.



This clip will automatically turn on and light up itself AND power up the green LEDs within the side rod when loaded into the ammo housing and automatically turn off with its removal.
This clip is partly in with just the red LEDs lighting.



And this is with it all the way in with all the LEDs now on.



How does this work?
Here are the insides being tested.



And this is the Housing with the contacts for the side rod and green LEDs.



This is the Clip showing the two contact points on the rear that power the Green LEDs when inserted into the housing.



It has been long believed that there was a reloading scene in the film and from the pictures of extra ammo clips I believe this was at least a couple of clips prepared for this scene: there are about three clips rigged to do this scene, with extra features like a micro switch to turn on and off the LEDs as this special clip is removed and replaced.

(The rest of these clips photos are of real prop/film clips, these were made for the film.)

Here is a real ammo clip with the LEDs and micro lever switch in it.



Funny as the extra clip is still full size SO………I believe they planned on a little Hollywood Magic, a switch in mid act.

Picture this: Deckard is low on ammo, so he pulls the clip from the gun..The LEDs go out as he does this.

He seems to throw it away.

He then pulls from his pocket another ammo clip, and full body model and the LEDs are dark. Like this one:




I think this would be the one we would be shown in the close up, note the lack of any switches.

Then he starts to load in into the housing and the LEDs come on..But wait, there is a load noise and we cut to something like one of the house robots knocking something over.... cut back and we see Deckard slapping home the clip.

The reason for these cuts is full size clip will not fit all the way into the Blaster ammo housing, with a barrel in the way, so a switch is made to the shorter original clip to fully seat it.

So I have corrected this problem by making a shorter ammo clip that will fit and it has a round visible on top ready to load.

This clip will also automatically turn on and off as it is removed and then replaced in the housing. The side switch is still working and is the master on and off.

I do not call this a correction or model change, as it was never seen, then it was never known, other than the pictures of the extra clips, so I consider it an added feature.

And last...

The latest change is a correction and does become a upgrade/ improvement:

A New Bolt.

It took a while for my first impression of the turning bolt’s bottom to wear off. It took the “Other” major model makers version of the bolt to wake me up to how the bolt was shaped.

I had been making it as a “D” and it is more a pie shape, “V” shaped on the bottom and ½ round on top. kind of like a slice of pie.

Old on top and new on bottom.



So all the all metal models will come with these new features.
AND ALL the metal and Plastic kits will have these new features Other than my Version of the Police Issue Version.
If you have a order pending you will get these new features.

The prices will remain the same as before.

OK with these we now have all the details... what the bolt did and how the bolt was shaped.

We know how the clip was wired and that there semmed to be a plan loading scene.

This is the end of an eight year quest...

Rich

I reposted this as I it was pointed out I failed to say what Movie I was talking about...and I could not edit the other title.
 

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Bowelrock

Sr Member
Looks great! One difference the hero used the on and off switch to turn the green LED on and off. However The red lights were powered the same way you are now doing it. Although they used a momentary switch mounted in the magazine if i remember correctly, then when the clip was inserted the red lights came on. This info came from someone who dismantled the hero before it was auctioned off, he may or may not be correct in his assumptions.
 
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racprops

Sr Member
I have not seen any set up as you say, A couple of the working clips had no switch, the worldcon had a switch to turn on and off the red leds. I would think if the green were hooked up they too would run on this switch.

Most of the time is seems they had the green wires cut and no longer hooked up to anything.

I beleive this is the best of all worlds.

Rich
 

Bowelrock

Sr Member
Did you take the "magazine" out of the hero weapon at Worldcon? I'm just informing you on what i was told.. It Makes no difference to me either way.
 

racprops

Sr Member
No I did not, and neither did Karl as far as I know.

Consider, if your set up is right then the red LEDs would light up all the time inless they remover the clip to save the batteries.

And why wire in a switch only for the green LEDs?? Then cut the wires?

Why were the wires cut??

I beleive they were cut either to kill the green LEDs or to allow the removable of the clip or ammo housing and clip both for some reason.

You could be right as there are a couple of connections that hook up to the two screws on the side that on one clip will power up the LEDs.

But I don't think so.

And for owners of these models being able to turn off all the LEDs when displaying the model with the clip loaded make more sease.

But thanks for the discustion.

Rich
 

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Bowelrock

Sr Member
What you are doing is Great no question! Really if you wanted to know how the gun functions today you could contact HMS they re wired the guns electronics.
 

ItalianNinja86

Sr Member
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Hey rich I have one of your hero blasters from last year would these new updates work with my model if I just bought them by themselves?
 
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racprops

Sr Member
Yes if you handy with tools.

I posted this on propsummet and do so here:

And for my great customers, I will try to work out a upgrade program to get those that want the newer system and parts...


I will need to catch up with back orders and my money problems but when I can we can work on the upgrade.

Feedback is welcome here.

I will need to work up prices for these...I think it will be on a sliding scale, starting lowest for buyers of my model like, say last month and working up as the model gets older to a full on retail price.

Rich
 

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