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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Joatrash » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:30 am

Yeah, but he has BOO grips to mold first! ;)
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Badger » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:39 pm

He's a good guy who works in Hollywood. Rare.
Of course he's busy....

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Re: The Lassetter

Postby RobStyle » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:01 pm

Hollywood Video closed so im doing the Boo grips this week.
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Joatrash » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:17 pm

Ok, I've done a little checking over the last few days, amongst other things talking to people that know casting in and out. The sad truth is that there is no real cost-effective way to do an entire Lassetter kit with the amount of people that are likely interested in one. Getting a handful of people interested will not make it viable to pour silicone for multiple molds, including all the work involved.

The Lassetter is one of THE most iconic props in the Verse, yet NO ONE has brought forth a kit in all these years (until now of course) and to my knowledge only Birdie has actually completed a buildup of it (which doesn't exist any longer).

But just for fun I did some experimenting today for those that are missing a Readylite. I've spent a couple hours hastily modeling up a hollow facsimile shell. With a bit of work, I could basically add an AT COST Readylite stand-in to my parts kit for around $150 extra. It wouldn't be an exact replica of the flash, but a shell that is close enough for mounting the addon parts, since most of the flash is hidden anyway.

Here is a quick render of the VERY MUCH WORK-IN-PROGRESS model:
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Joatrash » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:29 am

So... I'm toying with the idea of a cast metal grip. Either having a foundry do it out of alumin(i)um or casting it myself in pewter. Not sure if it's worth the effort or the expense though...
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Joatrash » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:48 pm

Had a little time to work on one of my OWN props instead of the stuff I'm doing for others yesterday, so the Lassetter got some attention. Things I've done:

- Modified the rear reflector cover (by adding dozens of thin styrene strips) so that it matches the accurate Readylite.
- Attached the side plates
- Painted all the "metal" parts using Alclad chrome
- Lots and lots and lots (and lots) of cleanup on the handle. I'm surprised I was even able to salvage it after tearing down the gun from its previous incarnation. Been trying as best I can to gauge how the handle attaches to the body (not many clear photos avaiable showing the underside) and have begun sculpting a "foot" for it out of green stuff.
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Yellowjacket » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:06 pm

That's coming along really nicely.
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby pennausamike » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:13 pm

Joatrash wrote:Had a little time to work on one of my OWN props instead of the stuff I'm doing for others yesterday,
so the Lassetter got some attention.
SNIP


Yellowjacket wrote:That's coming along really nicely.


Agreed; the alcad painted parts look really nice.
Every time I see work on this project, I have to talk myself out of starting one.
Just really a nice job and very innovative approach with the 3-D printed parts.
Keep on keepin' on,
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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Badger » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:08 pm

The original Lasseter will be in the upcoming 'Screenused' Auction, along with the Hero Burgess laser and Vera.

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Re: The Lassetter

Postby Joatrash » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:45 pm

If I sell my car, I might have enough to buy one of the screws on Vera... :lol:


Badger wrote:The original Lasseter will be in the upcoming 'Screenused' Auction, along with the Hero Burgess laser and Vera.

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