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  1. anakinsmom's Avatar
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    Aug 16, 2004, 7:18 PM - making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #1

    Ok, I have a toy blaster someone gave me. I'm trying to make it look more realalistic. I already got some great idea's from one poster here and I was wondering if anybody else had any thoughts for me.

    I'm going to bondo and paint it. Does anyone else have any ideas?

    Here's what it looks like before I started:

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    Aug 18, 2004, 4:54 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #2

    You could add little metal and plastic greeblie parts and how about a strap?
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    Aug 19, 2004, 9:55 AM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #3

    I would definately fill the holes and seam with the bondo. The dart holder there looks like it would be perfect to hold some modified metal cigar tubes that you could make into grenades. Fill the gap between the red end and the body. Definately add he greeblies. Maybe add a few metal rods down the sides or something. Paint the hell out of the thing and you will have a damn fine blaster!
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    Aug 21, 2004, 1:07 AM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #4

    Actually, it reminds me of a bowcaster, without the bow part on it. Neat find.


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    Aug 22, 2004, 12:22 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #5

    Thanks for the idea's. I've bondoed and put the first coat of paint on it so far. This is the first time I've done anything with bondo so it's not perfect but I think it looks pretty good. I'll post pics when I'm done.
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    Aug 23, 2004, 8:37 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #6

    Yeah, Bondo is a love/hate thing with me too. You can shape it to look nice, but oh the sanding and the sticking mess it makes..

    Post some new photos for us.

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    Aug 26, 2004, 12:49 AM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #7

    ok, I'll try to see if I can figure out this pic thing again. LOL I may need my friend to talk me through it again.

    <img src=http://200.72.163.179:8080/cdref/tdh/Helmet/gunprimer1.jpg>
    <img src=http://200.72.163.179:8080/cdref/tdh/Helmet/gunprimer2.jpg>
    <img src=http://200.72.163.179:8080/cdref/tdh/Helmet/gunprimer3.jpg>
    <img src=http://200.72.163.179:8080/cdref/tdh/Helmet/gunprimer4.jpg>

    Now remember, this is just bondo, primer and sanded.
    I hope the pics work, if not I'll fix them later.
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    Aug 26, 2004, 9:42 AM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #8

    Ju gotz da skillz mang! That looks great!
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    Aug 26, 2004, 1:11 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #9

    Ah... the wonders of Bondo

    I agree that blaster looks awesome!

    Loranar
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    Aug 26, 2004, 2:13 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #10

    Looking great!
    You appear to have really caught onto how to use the Bondo!
    Keep up the good work! I love it!
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    Aug 30, 2004, 3:37 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #11

    Thanks everyone *blush* I'm running into a little trouble with the paint job though. It's not turning out like I want it to so I may have to strip it, and repaint it.
  12. Aug 31, 2004, 8:51 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #12

    I can't see the images...
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    Sep 1, 2004, 3:04 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #13

    ok, pics sorted out. You should be able to see them now.
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    Sep 1, 2004, 3:04 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #14

    Looks like she fixed the posting addy on the pics so they are viewable now!
    Looking good so far! Want to see more!
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    Sep 1, 2004, 3:13 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #15

    I just bought more paint today to finish the paint job, then I'll take more pics.
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    Sep 1, 2004, 3:14 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #16

    Are you going to add any greeblies to it?
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    Sep 1, 2004, 3:20 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #17

    nevermind
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    Sep 2, 2004, 2:07 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #18

    Nevermind?
    LOL
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    Sep 2, 2004, 3:28 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #19

    Still looks a little too 2-Dimnsional to me. i'd add something to the sides and maybe a "silencer" or "cooling tube" to extend the barrel out a bit. You know something with some holdes in it.
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    Sep 2, 2004, 3:37 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #20

    hmmm sounds cool Geo, I'll see what I can do about that
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    Oct 24, 2004, 11:39 AM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #21

    Hey, that's the Hasbro Chewbacca bowcaster with the crossbow section removed! We did the same thing for my kid's Boba Fett gun. Where the little nerf "bullet" holders are, we got some of these tiny flashlights with two buttons on the side that looked rather weaponlike and put four of them in the little holders. He calls them grenades.
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    Oct 25, 2004, 11:57 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #22

    Good job.

    I would love to have arsenal like that.

    I am sure that can do some serious - - -ur damage!

    lol!

    Awesome job man!



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    Nov 29, 2004, 2:22 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #23

    Finally got the paint job done to my satisfactory! Still need to add the little extra's but I'm very pleased with the look of this paint job! I'll post pics tonight!
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    Nov 29, 2004, 5:01 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #24

    cant wait to see it
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    Dec 2, 2004, 9:51 PM - Re: making a plastic toy blaster look more realalistic #25

    ok, I know I said I would post these days ago, but .. something came up.

    Now let see if I can remember how to post pics here. lol

    ok, the support page is down, so I guess I'll post them later

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