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  1. Kylo1's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2018, 6:34 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1126

    They are pretty similar tbh except for the butt plate depth and the grip area of the water gun is thicker to hold than the Tomen
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    Jan 4, 2018, 4:34 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1127

    The chrome looks absolutely awesome...you used spaz sticks? I'm not familiar with that. I too have the blue grip version. I am looking to make it look like a chrome or aluminum version with blue lights.
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    Jan 5, 2018, 9:02 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1128

    Progress update...
    After the failure of my home-made mould using 100% silicone caulking and cornstarch, I popped over to Barnes in Richmond (it's near my work) and picked up some Pinkysil, Epoxyglass and Bright orange translucent pigment. This made for a much easier (and way less sticky) moulding process.
    I made a box out of foam core and placed the grips into it, ready for the silicone.

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    I mixed up a batch of Pinkysil, and in a long thin stream poured it in.

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    I didn't know at the time, but I made two mistakes.

    1. The grips weren't seated properly, which allowed some of the silicone to leak under.
      Not much but a little.
    2. Probably should have made sure the mould was on a level surface.

    Next, I mixed up the Epoxyglass.
    I need to take a minute here and thank the wonderful staff at Barnes in Richmond. They were super friendly and informative and didn't treat me like an idiot when I asked silly questions, like the n00b I am.

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    Again I poured this from as high as I could in the thinnest stream I could to avoid air bubbles (pro tip from Bill Doran from Punished Props.)

    And boy did it work!

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    Not a bubble to be seen!


    Please ignore the spillage it was my first time using this stuff.

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    The final result is pretty good but not great. I have heaps of clean up to do.

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    I'll need to flatten the backs and then re-polish them, but all in all, I'm happy with my first attempt at moulding and casting.

    Would it have been cheaper to buy them from @Soulinertia? Probably but it's fun to try new things.

    Check out my whole build at www.stefwill.net
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    Jan 5, 2018, 11:26 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1129

    Nice work @stefwill, would u know how much of the silicon u used roughly? being in aus i was going to order the same stuff but am weighing up costs etc
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    Jan 5, 2018, 11:34 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1130

    @Tuckanator I picked up the 1kg Pinkysil and the 250ml Epoxyglass and have about a 3rd of the silicone left and about a 6th of the epoxy.
    I used about 8 - 10 drops of the pigment. Just eyeball it.

    http://www.barnes.com.au/addition-cu...9#/2-sizes-1kg
    http://www.barnes.com.au/epoxy/epoxy...s_liquds-250ml
    http://www.barnes.com.au/resin-pigme...-bright_orange

    Hope that helps
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    Jan 5, 2018, 11:41 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1131

    stefwill said: View Post
    @Tuckanator I picked up the 1kg Pinkysil and the 250ml Epoxyglass and have about a 3rd of the silicone left and about a 6th of the epoxy.
    I used about 8 - 10 drops of the pigment. Just eyeball it.

    http://www.barnes.com.au/addition-cu...9#/2-sizes-1kg
    http://www.barnes.com.au/epoxy/epoxy...s_liquds-250ml
    http://www.barnes.com.au/resin-pigme...-bright_orange

    Hope that helps
    Awesome thanks heaps!
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    Jan 6, 2018, 1:07 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1132

    Just a quick one.
    Thought I'd show off the colour comparison of the cast.
    It is a little darker but I think that is a better match.

    The resin is on the left.
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    I'm quite happy with that. I did this cast the week before Xmas and only just thought to do a colour check
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    Jan 8, 2018, 3:44 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1133

    Does anyone have an ID on this knob? I'd like to real-part replacement on my water gun if I can find out what it is.
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    Jan 8, 2018, 4:21 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1134

    I think it’s a Model 29S scope weaver knob. WWII.

    i think.
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    Jan 8, 2018, 4:36 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1135

    Mechanized2400 said: View Post
    I think it’s a Model 29S scope weaver knob. WWII.

    i think.
    You're right, that's the one. Also found on the 344 apparently. Seems they're nearly impossible to find online nowadays..know of anyone who offers casts?
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    Jan 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1136

    Thain said: View Post
    You're right, that's the one. Also found on the 344 apparently. Seems they're nearly impossible to find online nowadays..know of anyone who offers casts?
    Not off the top of my head. If you’re not a member of the Facebook group ‘Blade Runner Blaster Addicts Support Group’ is recommend asking there too.

    if anyone would I’d think Richard Coyle. He’s a member in that group also if I’m not mistaken.
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    Jan 8, 2018, 5:09 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1137

    Update time.

    Here’s the little work I've done so far. Also, I forgot to sand before taking these shots so the blaster looks a little rough.

    First, the usual shot. Not much really new:
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    Expect maybe me finishing the barrel!
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    Also, I’ve added some hardware as you can see:
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    The one one thing I’m still one the fence about is the front end. See for yourselves:
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    the one small detail I’m kinda proud of:
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    Basically I torched an Allen wrench and made an impression on the “screw” to make look a little more realistic.

    And lastly the grips with some hardware:
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    with all that said and done, after some sanding it’s time to paint. ‘Bout time if you ask me
    Last edited by Mechanized2400; Jan 8, 2018 at 5:19 PM.
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    Jan 8, 2018, 5:50 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1138

    Mechanized2400 said: View Post
    Update time.

    Here’s the little work I've done so far. Also, I forgot to sand before taking these shots so the blaster looks a little rough.

    First, the usual shot. Not much really new:
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    Expect maybe me finishing the barrel!
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    Also, I’ve added some hardware as you can see:
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    The one one thing I’m still one the fence about is the front end. See for yourselves:
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    the one small detail I’m kinda proud of:
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    Basically I torched an Allen wrench and made an impression on the “screw” to make look a little more realistic.

    And lastly the grips with some hardware:
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    with all that said and done, after some sanding it’s time to paint. ‘Bout time if you ask me
    Looks great!! Can't wait to see it painted up!
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    Jan 9, 2018, 12:01 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1139

    Progress from the last 2 days:

    I carefully cut out the magazine (which was really tricky) with Tamiya .01mm craft saws. Mutilated one in the process! Then I built up the walls and created a 'roof' with styrene, effectively making a sealed compartment for the battery/LED housing. Eventually, I'll fill the body of the gun with resin to give it some weight, so now the resin won't come pouring out of that gaping hole!
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    Jan 9, 2018, 12:49 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1140

    Thain said: View Post
    Progress from the last 2 days:

    I carefully cut out the magazine (which was really tricky) with Tamiya .01mm craft saws. Mutilated one in the process! Then I built up the walls and created a 'roof' with styrene, effectively making a sealed compartment for the battery/LED housing. Eventually, I'll fill the body of the gun with resin to give it some weight, so now the resin won't come pouring out of that gaping hole!
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    Great work! Wish I'd done that.

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    Jan 9, 2018, 6:40 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1141

    These are selling for ridiculous prices on ebay now. One guyhas painted one black and is asking $330 for it.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:01 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1142

    propmainiac said: View Post
    The chrome looks absolutely awesome...you used spaz sticks? I'm not familiar with that. I too have the blue grip version. I am looking to make it look like a chrome or aluminum version with blue lights.
    If you are speaking about mine then yes its Spaz Stix. I am okay with how it came out. It makes a good gift. It really needed some primer and sanding to get it glass smooth for Spaz Stix but it didn't come out too bad. I am finding Spaz Stix doesn't work without that glass smooth surface. Gotta get a new airbrush to finish the others.

    Last edited by TheMonSSter; Jan 9, 2018 at 11:08 AM.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:40 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1143

    PeterLC said: View Post
    These are selling for ridiculous prices on ebay now. One guy has painted one black and is asking $330 for it.
    They're a ton cheaper on eBay UK, under or slightly over £50 with free shipping from Japan. I'm not pointing out a specific auction, by the way, there are currently several from more than one seller.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 6:48 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1144



    Here are some pics from my second gun. It was originally the silver and blue. I opted to go for a solid Blue as opposed to the original translucent. Iím debating that color, and also whether to weather it or not. Suggestions are welcome as always.


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    Jan 9, 2018, 8:37 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1145

    So 3mm for the red and green LEDs but...

    What size LED is on the bottom of the real-deal blaster?
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    Jan 9, 2018, 8:55 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1146

    Mechanized2400 said: View Post
    So 3mm for the red and green LEDs but...

    What size LED is on the bottom of the real-deal blaster?
    5mm
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    Jan 9, 2018, 9:05 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1147

    Wicked, thank you @Djblingbling1
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    Jan 13, 2018, 7:02 PM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1148

    Couple quick questions. For people doing electronics, are you removing the magazine piece to add the electronics? Also, what are people using to fill the gun, resin, clay, putty? I'm about to start my 'hero' gun and want to do everything as perfectly as possible. Thanks!
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    Jan 14, 2018, 12:11 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1149

    nbennie said: View Post
    Couple quick questions. For people doing electronics, are you removing the magazine piece to add the electronics? Also, what are people using to fill the gun, resin, clay, putty? I'm about to start my 'hero' gun and want to do everything as perfectly as possible. Thanks!
    Yes gently cut the magazine out. Some fill with resin others with sand and BBs. I'm using Apoxysculpt.

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    Jan 14, 2018, 12:38 AM - Re: Cheap PKD (Water Gun) #1150

    stefwill said: View Post
    Yes gently cut the magazine out. Some fill with resin others with sand and BBs. I'm using Apoxysculpt.

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    Back when I thought I was going to split the gun in two, I planned on filling it with Apoxie Sculpt as well. Did you split your gun in two or are you going to fill it with Apoxie Sculpt some other way? Curious to know since I was planning on filling mine with resin instead.

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