PM and Payment sent!
PM and Payment sent!
Received mine. WOW. Most excellent work M2. :cheers
Glad you like it. Hopefully it lives up to everyone expectations.
Make sure you post pics as you work on it. I think spidey is fully finishing one, paint primer sanding all. Im curious to see how it turns out.
Yeah, I got mine the other day. Very satisfied with it but I still haven't figured out how a few pieces connect.
Can't wait for the ESB greebs set!
I didnt paint anything. I will however paint everything black and gun metal when the ROTJ greebs arrive. I put two screws with Amazing Goop thru the D-bracket to connect with the stock. I glue the hammer and trigger in with Superglue. The Triggerguard has two small screws in it. The triggerguard has holes already there to guide people to place them there. I hope this helps.
I received 1, with a possibility of 2 responses to the PM's for the SECONDS list.
I received 1 payment. That guns being shipped to canada in 2 packages thursday.
Ill leave the offers open until I return tuesday of next week, and then Im stopping the seconds run as well, until I make a new barrel mold.
Once the new molds made ill contact the people on the initial list once more. And then open it up to anyone that wants one, as well as offer up cleaner casts of small parts free if they are needed and larger parts for the rough cost of shipping if there were any problems with any of them.
At that point, ill remove the run list, and take onsey twosey orders until the molds are shot, and then that will be end of the SR webley, at least in this incarnation.
Im back in town. I have to make a stock and a couple small parts, and then two kits will go out tomorrow.
I spoke with the mail office this morning and she doesnt think theres a problem sending to canada. Shes checking on ireland. (For mc)
Both guns should ship tomorrow, and I should be receiving some plug ends from Art to put in rubber this week.
Thats the end of the gun orders until I make a new barrel mold. Which I want to start tonight/tomorrow.
Got my set M2. Incredible castings, the seamless barrel is outstanding and I love how it all slots together nice and tight.
^ ^ Good to hear. See the scrape on the rubber barrell? Its not big by any means, but it needs to not be there for rubber, cause you cant clean it up.
Regardless, you should be able to make an unbreakable blaster out of that right:) ?
Spideyfett, did you get yours done for the prop show?
The post office says I can send it with minimal worry it wont make it.
On another note, the mold I made of spideys scope, isnt going to work the way I wanted.
I dont like seam lines. Against my better judgement I made one with seam lines. Im not happy with it at all.
I only need the scope ends. Does anyone know of a knockoff scope thats very similar (one of the cheapies).
I should have everything else en-route and ready to go, but the scope is still giving me fits.
any update on the rubber barrel?
Im building the clay mount for the barrel now, so it can go into rubber this weekend.
The only two I pulled went to spideyfett and shabad. Shabad has the one with the scuff on it. He may be inclined to share some photos of his gun once he gets it put together.
As for parts im still waiting for acurate scope rings from shabad, and the plug ends from art.
Once those arrive its about 7 days of molds and then ill be ready to pull greeble kits.
Got mine today! Looks great. Thanks
Im irritated and frustrated.
The greeble kits are at an utter stand still. Ive ordered scopes, and parts, ive sent hundreds of pms, and I cant actually get anything in my hands.
Im going to attempt through next week to get the parts in i need for this project, and If i cant, im pulling the plug on it permanently.
Im just really tired of spinning my wheels. I cant waste entire weeks doing molds for little parts, onesey twosey, and I cant make any headway on getting everything I need in my hands. I have held off on making the new molds for the gun because I dont want to open up and start weighing and measuring a 5 gallon tub of silicone out, until I had everything I need, but it seems as soon as I get a lead on something, it goes no where.
Ill know by next friday (March 6th) what I intend to do with the greeble kits, and recreating the gun barrels.
I thought id give you all the heads up.
My 'sense of community' has turned in to 'are you done yet?
Again, ill have a timeline and more info by next friday.
The new barrel mold is clayed, and the first of 4 pours done.
The last two seconds kits are almost ready. I have to back fill the stocks with hardening foam today, and either ship this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
No sign of a greeble. Ill give it till thursday and then make a final decision on greeble kits.
I have only to send out the kit for the free drawing and then my plates clear.
Im in the middle of the barrell mold, and the new grip, slide, trigger, guard and hammer molds.
When they are done ill pm anyone that wanted a gun on the first list.
On the greebles, unfortunately, thus far, ive hit a dead end on everyone that was going to send me parts to make a mold of.
The rings and the plug ends are MIA, and I dont know that they will arrive. I have a suitable scope, and a mold of the knobs ready to go, but If I cant get all of the parts, Im going to cancel the greeble kits.
I may make mounts and mold them, but im not 100% sure atm.
I do know that theres no reason for me to make a greeble kit if its not acurate. As there are already un-acurate ones and acurate ones available. I dont do this to make money, so I see no reason to force the issue.
Tomorrow I leave town, and come back sunday. If i dont have anything in my hands, ill post and let you guys know its a wash.
All other borrowed parts have been returned to their respective owners.
Just got my kit in the mail today....along with the sling for it so my day got off to an awesome start. I got a seconds kit and all I can say is if this is seconds I can't imagine how good the firsts kits were. All I can say is thank you very much Stormrider for putting me on the list and making this kit :cheering I'll definitely be looking forward to any future items you decide to make. Hopefully I'll have it assembled and pic worthy soon.
Thank you again.
I feel the same way. The seconds need little work. I'm hoping to work on mine next week as my job has got me busy right now. Your work is great and I hope we can get greebies but understand about getting things right. I'm that way also. Good luck on everything. I have my fingers crossed!
I have the rings from Shabad now, they were here when I got home. I have to favricate a way to mold them now:)
So I can mak them all one workable unit.
Thanks shabad, ill take care of them and get them back to you.
Im going to finish the mounts tomorrow night, and get the mounts, scope and rings in the mold.
The last piece, the plug ends, never reached me from Art Andrews.
Im hoping that they turn up somewhere, but its been almost 3 weeks and it looks bleak.
Ill make some copies of the non acurate ones and people can replace them when they can I suppose.
I also redid molds for grips, barrell lock, barrell, and trigger, working on a couple more.
The new molds are full squish molds, which means there wont be any sanding or mis-mating of parts on the next run.
Lots more work for me, but leaves a full 360 degree part with little or no finish blemishes.
More as I get to the final piece of the job done.
Glad everyones happy.
On a good note, looks like theres no problem getting them to canada, ehh? :)
PM sent Brother.
No problem at all, eh. All I have to say is that kit is very sexy man and thank you again. I can't wait to assemble it and get some greeblies put on it but even as she is as a straight webley kit it is amazing. My hat...no wait my :fettesb is off to you Storm :thumbup
Ok, i did some work today on the mounts, put some more pieces in rubber etc.
Esho's karma drawing gun is going to take a bit, because im going to redo the small part molds before I can pull more. The barrell mold is about done.
It shouldnt have any wierd texturing on the barrell anymore. Barely noticable before, should be gone now.
I am working on the greeble kits. I should have them all done and in rubber by the weekend. Im doing a hybrid on the mounts. I personally think the accepted shape is all wrong, and I think that everyone makes them too narrow at the top, and leave some details out. Im going to not do them the way I think they actually are, but im going to fix the thickness and height a bit.
Ill just customize the set I use on my gun.
Im just getting over being sick. I havent done much for a week.
If theres anyone that is on the list, that still wants a gun, post here, it will be the first of the new orders at the old price. The new guns will be going up a bit to cover the extended time and changes ive made to them.
The plug ends never arrived. I really cant say why. The acurate greebles arent going to happen unless someone can loan me one, or make me a mold of one. I dont know whether they are MIA in the mail, returned to sender, or what, all I know is they never arrived to me, and no one seems to worried about them but me:/
That said, ill put together a good greeble kit for the guns, but its not going to be the end all be all acurate kit I had hoped for.
Hope your feeling better mate?!?!
Any chance Ireland shipping would happen - no worries if not but Im a fan of the work you do... *wink*
Yah Dave, Ill ship you one.
Ill pull you one this weekend and get it out early next week.
Its worth the risk to try to get one to you brother.
Before you stop making these and retire the project, can I get a spare webley in case I drop mine or break it. Thanks Mike.
Yah. i think the new mold will be good for 20 pulls. I have no where near that many orders.
If you think the old molds were impressive, the new molds shoudl again push the limits:)
Still interested in a full plastic kit.
The new barrel mold is sweet. Im redoing all of the pieces to be squish molds, meaning they wont have any non-finished sides.
The barrell though, is a masterpiece:)
Ill be pulling some guns tomorrow, as I work on the mounts etc. My mounts are going to be done.
Can anyoen confirm that the back of the molex connector used on the real gun is solid? As in, the molex on the real gun are casts? Or filled?
Add me to the list if you can.
Couple things. 1: I deleted all my pm's I wasnt paying attention:) So if your expectinga response from me, youll probably want to send it again.
2. I received the proper plug ends from Art, they are ready for rubber, so it looks like the greeble kits will be moving sooner rather than later.
The mounts are close, the scope is in the first half of rubber, the rings must have had some mineral oil on them, because the silicone didnt cure, im cleaning those up and getting them back in tin based rubber this time.
Should have some pics by weeks end.
Alright! Sounds good, sorry about the oil. :thumbsup
The oils not your fault. I should have known better. I just didnt have any tin and though, its metal, ill use platinum! but you snooze, you loose:)
pm sent to ya
So how is the "New & Improved" Stormrider scope mount assembly coming along? Inquiring minds want to know! :D
The scopes are good and bad. I totally dissagree with a lot of the 'accepted' arguments about the mounts.
Mostly the following:
1. I think the mounts front and back, have two different angles, totally. The molex connectors arent parrallell.
2. I think the front mount, has another angle besides angled left side and flat top. I think theres at least a third angle in there.
3. I dont think they are found parts. I think they are partially manufactured.
4. The rear and the front are different pieces all together.
5. I think the accepted height is too low on alot of the mounts. There looks to be more than a barrell width between the barrell and the scope.
Outside of these, i feel like the rear is actually a band clamp made up to look like the front, which was some sort of plastic stand off, on a spring clamp. Im also trying to determine if the molex on the real gun, are filled copies, or real molex.
That being said, i have to fill and sand the pair I made, and put them in rubber.
Its all planned this week. I just got side tracked with making copies of arts acurate greebles he sent and making copies of shabads scope rings.
I pulled pulls from the new molds today. Thes two minor pieces I need to remold, and then I can get these running.
The greeble kits should be ready to go early next week. Ill be sending arts plugs back hopefully monday. So anyone thats getting one of those, be sure to thank Art Andrews.
The only thing youll need for my greeble kit to be complete, is a piece of pipe, dowell or tube for the center of the scope. I decided it was pointless to make a mold of that, because its just a piece of pipe.
Ohh the rings from shabad are in the rubber. Again:)
PS: Im shipping a first quality new set pull (all but barrel) to escho34 for the karma drawing. So he will hopefully be able to enlighten everyone on how it looks.
Yay, good to hear things are moving along well. :thumbsup
Stormrider, are you still taking orders? looking for ESB resin everything.
I seem to have come to this pretty late, but I'd also like to know if you're still doing these!
Im going to start doing pulls of the guns this week. Probably 10 pulls total.
Then ill re-assess the molds.
Ill post pics when i pull the first one.
Holy **** is all I can say...I was lucky enough to win one of these kits through the karma trade and I'm blown away!!! It is soooo nice!!!
hey stormy, any word on your greeblie kits brother?
Arts plugs are finished, half of the scope is finished. The rings are proving difficult. I cant get the mold so I can pour it and have nice pours.
Im floored at how long the greebles have taken me to get right. Bordering on frustration and lack of interest:(
Im still working on them though, the weather here has been so back and fourth, I havent gotten many windows to pour.
A couple weeks ago I totally lost every pm I had, so if anyones wating on prices, timing, or any items youll need to pm me again.
Any updates, Brother?
same here, brother...:D