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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby AZSneed » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:57 am

What a lucky find!
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby pennausamike » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:51 pm

It is officially a "Sonic Rifle", now.

There is still LOTS of work to go,
but the main components that make a Foosh rifle an Alliance Sonic Rifle,
are now done.

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The emitter dishes are all bolt-together like the rest of the rifle,
so they can be disassembled for painting.

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I don't know how clearly it shows in the pictures,
but I created drawing scales from the known distances in the photographs,
and then combined precision machining with artistic interpretation to create the pieces.
Not a dead-on reproduction of the original prop,
but that was never my intent.
When I get all the detail pieces made, I'll post a few "exploded-view" photos of the parts that make up the whole.
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby Badger » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:54 pm

This is really nice, Mike.

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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby keelhauler » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:50 pm

Badger wrote:This is really nice, Mike.

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Yeah, it looks great!
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby F-N-S » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:22 pm

Really nice work!
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby Joatrash » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Gorrammit that sure is purty.
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby pennausamike » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks for the compliments, folks.
Like many projects, this one is only possible because of the actions of others.
The availability of affordable parts, rescued original props, collectors who post photos and info,
builders who offer tips and encouragement; all play a part in the finished product.

I'm looking forward to having this as sort of my culminating Firefly prop project.

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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby AZSneed » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:04 am

Excellent, Mike! ImageImage
I'm glad you are not going for dead on, I hate to see you go crazy..er. :mrgreen:

P.S. Do you think you will have this finished for me by Christmas. ;)
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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby pennausamike » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:21 am

AZSneed wrote:Excellent, Mike!
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I'm glad you are not going for dead on, I hate to see you go crazy..er. :mrgreen:


I'm not crazy because I'm fully aware of how over-the-top my collection is.
I'd only be crazy if I was trying to rationalize it as "normal".
But, doesn't EVERYBODY have gear for an entire Alliance squad in their basement?

AZSneed wrote:P.S. Do you think you will have this finished for me by Christmas. ;)


Depends which Christmas?
If you mean the one after I kick the bucket,
I'm sure my family will put it up on eBay.
So check back then.

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Re: Sonic Rifle

Postby AZSneed » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:00 am

I guess I will settle on seeing the photos. Besides, it is fun to see your collection, and the building of new props, to add to it.
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