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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Joatrash » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:02 am

Thanks guys. Here's some more info that I just posted on the RPF.

I was planning on making this out of styrene from the first time I saw it (back when the archive went online) but now that I have it in my hands I realize that the details would never have turned out this crisp if I did. I'm still floored by the quality of the print. I've attached a photo showing the texture in the "raw" surface- you can just barely feel it.

Currently I'm thinking about finishing up the barrel. The original is wrapped in some kind of "holographic tape" (according to Badger). I found something called "hot wraps", which is reflective tape/striping for cars, but other than that I don't what kind of tape it could be. It's nothing I've ever seen.

I've made a barrel out of styrene and wrapped it with thin strips to give some good definition of the spiraling texture the tape has. (I think that might hold up well during molding.) I'll probably put a steel barrel insert inside it to add some weight. The look of the tape will be easy to achieve by first coating the barrel in silver and then with a thin layer of transparent "smoke" paint. (It'll give it a little more depth than using only gun metal.)

As soon as I have something more to show I'll post another photo.

Also... about those extra copies- I might not be posting any interest thread about it so send me a PM if ya might be interested in one!
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Joatrash » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:04 am

Update time

I did a "first pass" coat of paint on it today. Made 'er all nice'n' purty for the silicone bat that's comin' up in the next day or two.

I've also been looking a lot at the paint on the original and I'll be damned if that sucker ain't painted by hand! Looks that way at any rate.

(Ooh... and tomorrow I just might be getting the first test 3d print of my Serenity grenade!)
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby F-N-S » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:49 am

Nice work Joe!

I think I'll have to start looking for a Pachmayr grip :mrgreen:
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby AZSneed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:23 am

I like what I see, a shame I can't get one.
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Joatrash » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Hey gang.

I've been through a hellish few weeks (family/domestic crap) but I somehow managed to dig in my heels and do some casting...

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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby pennausamike » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:50 pm

Joatrash wrote:SNIP
I somehow managed to dig in my heels and do some casting...


Oh, now that's just cool!
Obscure yet awesome.

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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Joatrash » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:45 pm

I haven't forgotten about this project. Life is still kicking me in the nether regions.

I'm still waiting on quite a few replies from people who said they wanted one of these. I ended up casting according to how many people want ed one, now it looks like I'll be sitting here with half the run.

Making some changes too. I have a certain number of casts that are really nice (like those above) and those will go to the quick responders. Then there are a few that need more work that I'm not sure what to do with. Might have to ebay those for less or something. We'll see. I'm gonna give it a few more days.
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Crix » Mon May 16, 2011 8:28 pm

What colors did you use to paint yours? That tan looks about spot on!
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby Joatrash » Tue May 17, 2011 9:00 am

I used acrylics from Games Workshop (Citadel color). One of the colors is very close right out of the bottle. (I might've mixed in a little grey... can't remember...)

For the barrel I used GWs gunmetal...
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Re: I might have made me a coupla enemies thereabouts....

Postby pennausamike » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:49 pm

And sometimes something comes along that is too good to pass up.
Although I was trying to not take on any new projects,
when Joatrash offered these castings,
I couldn't say "no".

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You'll notice I bought two;
I was really worried about what was going to happen when I drilled out that spindly "muzzlebrake"/front sight,
and wanted a spare.
I replaced the barrel with a stainless steel piece and made the grip mount out of brass,
both of which add a little heft to the piece.
And after machining the few replacement parts:

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Here is a screencap of the hideout pistol Jayne was so industriously taping to his stomach.

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I have to figure out a way to paint the SS barrel with a translucent gray to mimic the original's finish.

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