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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby BRUCK » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:29 pm

Hi all! I am new to Firefly and love it! I am trying to put together a Mal outfit. I ordered a coat from Jonathan, I bought a model 47 from gun broker and am in the process of having a gunsmith alter it into an actual working firearm! I am going to need to holster it and cannot find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I can get one? I would like it to be as close to the original as possible.

Thanks in advance for any help in finding one!
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Badger » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:20 am

A model 47 from a gun broker, really?
Is it one of my original Model 47s?

I sent you a PM about a holster.

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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby BRUCK » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:01 am

Sorry about that, I got excited. I bought a Taurus Model 85 that's being converted to Mal"s Firefly gun version. My gunsmith assures me, guarantees me, that it will fire 38 cal. Not that I will go around shooting stuff but I did want a working gun.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:17 pm

Shapeways cancelled my order of the pieces because "Possible weapon. ie Gun" but I've got another idea in the works.

My furnace is on its last leg, I'll probably only get 1 or 2 more melts before I have to rebuild it.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Joatrash » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:30 am

Print them at Ponoko instead. They have a sensible policy on things that look like weapons. (They're a lot more expensive though.) There's also a place in Belgium (i.materialize I think) that are inexpensive but I don't know their policies. 3d systems also do print-on-demand services that don't seem too bad price-wise. (I think the site is called quickparts or some such.) Or wait until John (namebrand) starts up his printing service, if he gets around to it.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:39 am

I had the printed by a local place, should be able to pick up on Monday. They cost almost 3 times as much, but the resolution is MUCH high. A coat of filler primer should be all it needs.

I'm also building the vacuum equipment I'll need to get good surface detail on the pieces... I'll use it to degas the silicone molds too.

Still havn't got the wax injector figured out, but I've got a couple ideas.

More to come...
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:23 am

Here's a shot of all the brass bits, picked them up today from the printer. I might be able to machine the grips sometime this weekend, if a CNC router slot opens up.

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They're much higher resolution than my printer could have done, but they'll still need a little cleanup.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Yellowjacket » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:33 am

Very nice work. They look very clean at a glance.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Joatrash » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:39 pm

Just be careful when doing cleanup on those if you haven't worked with that material before. It's extremely brittle.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:27 am

Wow, over 3 years since I've posted anything on this. I'm still chugging away. I wasn't happy with the scaling on those 3d printed parts, and I've recently purchased a Form2 printer to be able to finish more projects. Anyway, I've reprinted all the parts with a larger scale factor applied, hopefully it will make the shrinkage work out better when I cast the parts.

Here's a time lapse of the last pieces. Was a 6 hour print.

https://youtu.be/tHTW8iyAoEo
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