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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Bronson BB » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:28 pm

The prop company who made the original parts went out of business. Who's the license holder?
If you're thinking QMx, I wouldn't think that their license for 'Mal pistol' extends to segments thereof.

That aside, not offering parts is totally your call.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Badger » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:32 pm

Bronson,

I would think their license extends to anything to do with reproduction of the prop or any parts of it.
I know they have (or had) a specific license that covers the Mal pistol.


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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:43 am

Here's the first printed piece. It still needs a ton of cleanup, but it seems to fit pretty well. I havn't cut off the half circle behind the cylinder, so I had to remove part of the plastic piece to test fit it. I also tried to flame polish the inside, but it didnt work out.

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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby sionnach » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 am

you might want to try the acetone method that just got some press. Apparently acetone in a jar, heated to like 90degrees turns to vapor and polishes out most of the extruded plastic type models. Over all great work!
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:41 am

Yeah, I think I'll give it a shot. I don't want to lose the details, and don't really want to polish the insides, but I can always print another one if I mess it up.

I'll have to reprint anyway, it's a little tough to see in this print, but there is a belt loose that causes wavy lines when they should be straight. I really noticed it on the rear clamshell piece...
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:09 am

Here's a video of the pieces fitting together. The drill bit simulates the safety fitting in the hole I mentioned earlier. They don't quite fit together because of the piece behind the cylinder, and I also had to take a mounting tab off the green part because of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF4pJRtK ... e=youtu.be

I'll be re-printing both of these tomorrow after I tune the printer.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Yellowjacket » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:22 am

Seeing this built over a working Taurus makes me giddy.
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Badger » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:39 am

The half circular piece behind the cylinder is ground away on the Hero's Taurus revolvers. There are several modifications to the base guns which were done by Applied when they first made the Mal pistol. It isn't just a case of simply clamping the shells in place...



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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby drewsmith007 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:57 pm

Here's a video update. I've got most of the pieces printed, but they still have to be finished.

I've decided to go ahead and build a plastic/resin version because I'm going to Dallas Comic Con in May and Nathan Fillion will be there so I want to get it signed. The brass project is still in the works, but I'm not going to concentrate on it at the moment. Plus, I won't be able to cast the pieces until summer anyway, so I guess it works out.

Sorry for the noise in the background, the printer is printing the barrel...

http://youtu.be/aqSo9x_Wk5Y
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Re: My Mal Pistol Project

Postby Badger » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:01 pm

Looks great!


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