Picked up the machined Ali tube this evening... I'm in the machine shop tommorrow!
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Picked up the machined Ali tube this evening... I'm in the machine shop tommorrow!
Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Jan 17, 2009 at 2:50 AM.
This sounds like it could be really good!
Well, I got into the machine shop this morning and managed to modify the pistol grip in way of removing the extra resin that was left behind when the clay was placed to enable the cast to be de-moulded.
So now the grip looks and feels just the real deal...
Once I completed that, I then drilled the holes for the trigger pivot / lower safety clip & the rear hole for the rolled pin to hold the assembly together.
Lastly - I formed the round tube I had turned to length and this is how she looks now... I'm not 100% happy with the main body so I've thought about a new way of doing this to make it better for you all!
Anyway enough chat... pics
Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Mar 10, 2010 at 2:47 PM.
Well, it's looking flat out awesome! Great work to you and V.
all i have to say is WOW!! i dont know what you see to make you unhappy with anything...looks fantastic to me, but i dont have the original so, i have nothing to judge by...but great work, Gav, great work...
Holy moley! thats it Mojo. ya did it. Great job!
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL man, congratulations Gav!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This project coming together so nicely, the darn thing's got "Jesus Rays" coming off it!
Beautiful! Even More Beautiful! BAO! BAO! Bummm!, Bummm!, Bummm! Bummm!, Bummm!, Bummm!
BAO! BAO! CHICA-CHICAAAAAAA!
Cheers for the comps guys... still not happy with the main body tube, but you get the idea?
GBH - Homage to Ferris?
i still dont understand what you are seeing Gav...main body tube, what about it is not working for ya? looks great to me! fill us in...
The main body (original) is a true ellipse and the way I formed this has left me with small flats on either side...
Eyes wide, jaw dropped........................speechless!
Whoa, Gav.. thats incredible... very very nice.
Wow, that is so incredible. Great job! :thumbup
This is perverse... and I'm a pervert
hey gav - oh sorry we are in public - Mr Mojo-Fett sir... just stopped by to have a look at wot u are up too
looks very nice dude!
your worry abt the shape of the tube may be being too critical i think. In post #305 - it looks flatter as u say, but looking back at teh oblique shot on post #303 - it looks well elliptical
btw - tahnks to you ; spent last 40 min tryin to get nice pics of this sidearm!! u are gonna be the death of me. oh and you prob got better high def ref piccies than I will ever have
now stop teasing and offer up some of these beauts to the lads and lasses here before they die of anticipation.
Please add me to the interest list - who knows if you will ever make it down that far
hey brother, are these going to be blue? what is the actual color of the sidearm? are they going to come that color, or are we going to have to paint this sucka!? and will it come unassembled? like a kit? thanks Gav, once again, awesome...:thumbup
The pics posted are of grey primer...
It will probably come pre primed and ready for paint, but I have some paint samples coming so who knows? but peeps will probably wanna do this themselves...
It will come as a kit, this is mainly due to shipping over seas buddy.. better a box of bits than a assembled sidearm! I do not want any cops knocking my door?
The kit will be easily assembled as I will pre drill all holes and all ya gotta do is tap in the split pins...
Yah it looked blue to me too. And I see what you mean about the shape. The actual shape of the aluminum isnt what hes concerned about me thinks.
Its the way the plastic housing is not perfectly sealed to the aluminum all the way around. I dont think anyone but you woul dhave noticed that until you spoke up.
I think it looks amazing. Bravo.
Altho it is the shape of the ali that bothers me, but you are correct it was the 'seal' around the body that highlighted it to me? working on that.
And I just wanted to be honest about it really? If I noticed it then others will too and I want this to be perfect for everyone interested...
Wow, I am off for a few days and this? Amazing! Simply AMAZING!
Great work Mojo-Fett.
It looks fantastic. With that said I have some questions. What is the divet or cut out on the front of the trigger guard? Is there a purpose for that on the original spear gun? Is that going to be a weak point on the final product?
I would echo everyone else's comments....you're doing an excellent job getting this thing as close to the real deal as possible. Sorry if I missed it, but is there a price point yet??
My god!!! After seeing that i think I need to have a smoke. Wooooo
Gav - WOW. AMAZING man. It looks like an exact copy man. just a different color. It's hard to believe that it's a molded copy. I mean, seriously man. It's SICK. AMAZING.
I can't wait now...
Very impressive! I want TWO!!!
Oh, wow! That truly looks outstanding!
This is one project that is definitely worth the wait!
Gav, Awesome work!!
I think if you flatten the tube a bit at a time ( and not all at once)... till you get the right ellipse shape I think that should eliminate the flat spots.
This is if your using a roller to do the job.
hope it helps.
WOW! Beautiful work Gav, it's a real stuner!!! You're now forgiven for forgetting to email me with that info. LOL!!!
You are a god Gav!
Why dont you send that cast here for further testing... ?
Absolutly amazing... I have no words !!! PERFECT
Very impressive Gav! WOW! speechless here...hehe!
Thats ma boy Good one bro
I am speechless! looks unbelievable. Also, a huge thank you to Volkerc for being the first to step up and allow his pulce speargun to be cast for us. Thanks to both of you for making this project happen.
I realize that I am WAY late to the party, but if I could be added to your list I sure would appreciate it. Perhaps someone (or two) will cancel along the way? Or perhaps, due to overwhelming interest, you'll extend the run? Either way, nice job MoJo!
I want one..paypal ready
holy cow that is awesome! I would expect the Turo face sometime soon!
Last edited by asok; Jan 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM. Reason: Language.
Big pimpin Gav!
I'm back to ogle the pictures again, Pimp My Sidearm!
I'm interested in this!!
Things are moving along...
And before you ask, cost is being calculated for these... post this weekend.
I'm gonna post what I intend on doing with the grips as most do not have access to the machinery that I do... I'll post comparison pics of the raw cast against the little extra work I'm gonna do for you guys...
Getting excited over here!!!
So you've got the first initial 10 side arm kits ready?
Lovely!!!! Nice work Gav!
Beautiful! Looking better with every update.. even when you think it isnt possible...
update on page 1 first post.
ok, i have just sent out 45 pm's (or so I hope, I think sixgunn got 2, lol) the list will be updated when payments were made, again, mojo is handling that part. i have already received some questions about shipping quotes, and i'm sorry can't tell you. mojo still has to provide that info. i think payment for shipping can still be made later??? i'm sure mojo will address it shortly.
payment sent!!! WOO HOO! thanks so much Volkerc and Mojo for making this happen...
LOL yes I got 2.. I'm so special!
I'll have funds sent by the weekend as will Deboo27 (but I'll ask him)
Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Jan 28, 2009 at 5:25 PM.
PayPal sent. Very, very excited!
As Volker has said, the shipping quotes will be based on a individual basis and will only charge you that and not a cent more!
Thanks for those that have paid! "Volker - PM coming with names"
Thanks for all the kind words via PM...
Thanks for the PM I can have payment made this weekend. Is that OK
I'm going to have to back out for now if funds must be paid up right away. I'm still down 200 bucks from that bad blaster I bought...
Lack O Funds...sorry! Super nice though!
PAYPAL ready if someone backs out....finger on the mouse ready to click..just give me the ok
Excellent! Paypal to come this weekend.
Paypal sent! Mojo, PM to you with address info.
Sending the $ this weekend. Anyone want my old one?
Can't wait to see some finished pics :thumbup
I've been watching this thread patiently and wouldn't you know it, the day before the price is posted, the biggest ice storm ever to hit Kentucky came through and left most without power. I'm able to luckily send this at work and would like to see if I could hold my place until next week. Oh, heck, PM sent to you Mojo.
I have Paypal ready if anyone backs out.
Ok. Money was sent to my act. last night. Could take a day or 2 to make the funds ready to be used. SO you wil your paypal by Sunday or Monday (my time, Eastern time zone USA) Just wanted to let you know.
Glad to have made the list
Im just wondering about shipping to Ireland... and if customs would take this away from me...
Any ideas folks please? Ive not got a kit like this through the post office before...
Thanks volkerc mate!
Thats cool - no import duty
Was just worried as were not allowed to import weapons - EU regulations etc... Replica could be used in a crime etc...
Should be no issue tho from the UK
Due to work cutting everyone's hours back, I'm unable to purchase at this time, and politely ask to be removed from the list. Sorry .
I hadnt even remembered that I was on the backup list. I would like to be taken off the main list as well. Sorry Mojo, just cant afford this work of art just yet.
Mojo, this is absolutely brilliant. I must have one, too.
volker, I'm not sure how up-to-date the waiting list is, but if I could be tacked onto the end...?
Mojo, what's your feeling on a second run at some point? I have a good score of costumes to work on, so even if I have to wait a year for you to be in the mood for this again, I'd be more than willing to wait. I just ask that, if another run does happen, I have a month or so lead time to work it into my costuming budget.
PAYPAL SENT , OH YEAH!
I saw that I moved up the list a little. I'm still interested and willing when you are ready.
Ok. I have the money in my act now !!!! I will pay pal you Monday. I have to wait till the girl friend goes to work or she will kill me if she sees this . Thank you very much. This will make my costume 10x's better looking
Geezzz. I never even made the list Looks like you have a really great product here that everyone wants. Please keep me in mind if there is an extra somewhere along the way.
PP just sent. Thank you
Paypal on it's way for one...so far.
Hey! I moved up too! SOOPER cool!
I also just noticed number 1 on the list is Jeremy Bulloch! Is that going to replace his previous incorrect gun? Way cool!
W: "What? You already have a Boba Fett toy gun!"
BF: "But honey, this is accurate."
W: "Who is going to know?"
BF: "Well me, for one..."
W: "You?! Well that's certainly not worth $200"
...and so it goes.
Anyway, money coming today or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.