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    Jun 8, 2006, 5:18 PM - ROTJ EE-3 weathering #1

    I know that this has been covered in other topics, but I'm just about to finish my EE-3. The base has been black with dull red undercoat slightly sprayed everywhere. Repeated couple of times, and now the blaster has a nice, rusty feeling from which to finish the deal. I would post a picture for you, but the result would not stand so well in ordinary light. At daylight, the gun looks like a rusted piece of **** What colours would be the best direction from here? Note that I have to be extra careful with painting, as the whole deal is to be fully functional airsoft weapon. Thanks!
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    Jun 8, 2006, 7:40 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #2

    Quote chibi fett said:
    Note that I have to be extra careful with painting, as the whole deal is to be fully functional airsoft weapon. Thanks!
    Why does it need to be a fully functional airsoft weapon?? And how would painting affect it?
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    Jun 8, 2006, 8:29 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #3

    Very good question. Seems a little fragile to be playing paintball with.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 6:00 AM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #4

    Actually, the weapon IS quite sturdy, I made it so that the barrel, along with the scope can be removed, for both easier trasport and possible cleaning up work. Why I want to have a functioning airsoft EE-3? I did not want to create another cool looking paperweight (not that there is anything wrong with them), there is simly no room for them in my house. And, there is the challenge of building one. Few years ago, I bouilt a lightsaber hilt that conceals a c-series maglite inside. You really cannot tell that it is a flashlight untill you hit the igniter. (and there IS the intended pun in the term LIGHTsaber here...) It has received so many great appraises here, so I though to do the same to the EE-3. The main problem I am having with the painting and weathering is that the gas mechanisms could get clogged if I use sprays carelessly. I did the overall rust coat in separate parts, and while it may not show up int the picture, it surely shows in the sunligt and even feels like rusted piece of ****. That said, as the weathering is difficult enough, I would not want to spoil the work I already have made here... I have been thinking of using a sponge with various greys and browns mixed with metallic medium. That way I could limit the areas where the paint would go, preserving the airsoft mechanism.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 10:47 AM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #5

    wow, an ee-3 that really fires. i can't tell if i'm afraid or impressed!
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    Jun 9, 2006, 11:32 AM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #6

    wow thats awesome. people give you grief you can pelt them with a few 300fps pellets lol.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 12:04 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #7

    I painted my blaster black. I used the sponge technique for rust spots, and worn silver spots. I used airbrush for weathering in some greys and browns.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 12:27 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #8

    I have yet to discover silver scratches and dots on the MoM and AoSW pics, but I used silver as a wash layer mized with a little matt blue. then some gold mixed with matt red and finally blackmisted it.

    then I put some grey, brown like colours on in wash form.

    worked great.

    hmm... I like the idea of the real firing weapon and so on, but if alot of people do this it's sure as hell going to be good bye to blasters at cons... can't blame the organisations for it then either.

    I remember something like that being said when someone here made a real knife for his shin pocket.

    absolutly great, but I think by making working weaponry (air soft or any other matter) you surpass the idea of "costuming" and making "props".
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    Jun 9, 2006, 12:38 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #9

    Quote tk7602 said:
    wow, an ee-3 that really fires. i can't tell if i'm afraid or impressed!
    Yeah, it should raise few comments around here as well. If you read my comment on safety precautions when carrying you blasters in the open, you should guess that with this baby I need to be extra carfull. I plan to arrange all my friends to be with me so I can give them one time test shooting event. That way I won't have to prep it for everyone, and I can keep it on 'safe' without fearing any incidents. No, I'm not being overprotective. Last time I held a gaming night, I showed this to my friends, who, of course started firing at each other. That instance proved that fir real firearms, you cannot EVER be too carefull. That time I was in luck, as the weapon was out of gas, but had still rounds in the chamber from last nigh's test fire. Luckily I managed to point out that the weapon is NOT empty before the person holding it pulled the trigger when pointing another in the face! THat time luck was with me. I plan NOT to take any chances anymore...
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    Jun 9, 2006, 1:19 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #10

    then build a non-firing prop.

    to error is human, no-matter how hard you try not too.

    I think it would be utterly irresponsible to take a firing prop with you to cons and walk around with it in public.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 1:34 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #11

    Quote chibi fett said:
    Yeah, it should raise few comments around here as well. If you read my comment on safety precautions when carrying you blasters in the open, you should guess that with this baby I need to be extra carfull. I plan to arrange all my friends to be with me so I can give them one time test shooting event. That way I won't have to prep it for everyone, and I can keep it on 'safe' without fearing any incidents. No, I'm not being overprotective. Last time I held a gaming night, I showed this to my friends, who, of course started firing at each other. That instance proved that fir real firearms, you cannot EVER be too carefull. That time I was in luck, as the weapon was out of gas, but had still rounds in the chamber from last nigh's test fire. Luckily I managed to point out that the weapon is NOT empty before the person holding it pulled the trigger when pointing another in the face! THat time luck was with me. I plan NOT to take any chances anymore...
    Yeah you might think about locking it up so that other people cannot get to it thinking that it is just a prop gun. Also I don't think that this is something that you should take along with you when you go to Cons or when you are out Trooping. But that is just my thoughts on the matter.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 1:34 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #12

    Sorry for the double post.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 1:44 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #13

    Quote RBF said:
    then build a non-firing prop.

    to error is human, no-matter how hard you try not too.

    I think it would be utterly irresponsible to take a firing prop with you to cons and walk around with it in public.
    I agree completely, and I am not going to carry it in cons unless it it 100% safe. The conventions around here have a policy of allowing people to carry airsoft weapons matching their costumes, if they are 'safe' I do not plan to cause any incidents with this creation, and therefore I must be carefull in public. Honestly, I don't think that this is going to cause any problems, as I treat every weapon, being prop or real, firing or non-firing, to be real, potentially dangerous weapon. When I bought supplies to this, I had to carry it to the local hardware store, and as a courtesy to the clercks over there, I walked straight to the counter, and explained that there is no need to be afraid, explained wht I was doing, and that the weapon I was carrying is totally safe, and then showed the gun to them. They had no problems with my actions, and were postively interested about my project. But the point being, I agree totally with you, it is utterly irresponsble, not to mention being absolutely stupid to walk around with firing props. Thanks pointing this out though, you CANNOT be too safe with our belowed hobby, otherwise the public opinion might turn against us, and who would want that?
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    Jun 9, 2006, 2:00 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #14

    Quote chibi fett said:
    Yeah, it should raise few comments around here as well. If you read my comment on safety precautions when carrying you blasters in the open, you should guess that with this baby I need to be extra carfull. I plan to arrange all my friends to be with me so I can give them one time test shooting event. That way I won't have to prep it for everyone, and I can keep it on 'safe' without fearing any incidents. No, I'm not being overprotective. Last time I held a gaming night, I showed this to my friends, who, of course started firing at each other. That instance proved that fir real firearms, you cannot EVER be too carefull. That time I was in luck, as the weapon was out of gas, but had still rounds in the chamber from last nigh's test fire. Luckily I managed to point out that the weapon is NOT empty before the person holding it pulled the trigger when pointing another in the face! THat time luck was with me. I plan NOT to take any chances anymore...

    I don't have to be super cautious with my EE-3. My blaster is made out of Hyperfirm rubber.

    I don't have to worry, if I hand it to some moron who knows nothing about safe firearm handling. If they accidentally shoot me, themself or some innocent bystander I don't want to be held partially responsible.

    I'm no anti-gunner (I love firearms!! ) but having an airsoft blaster could be potential for an accident.
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    Jun 9, 2006, 3:22 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #15

    Quote Ripcode said:
    I'm no anti-gunner (I love firearms!! ) but having an airsoft blaster could be potential for an accident.
    I'm no anti-gunner either, but I don't love firearms, I respect them. A lot. I have used various firearms in the army, and have come to the conclusion that they all are potentially dangerous, loaded or otherwise. I also am an assistant instructor in our Aikido dojo, where we teach amongst others, those with sight problems, ie, blind people. I know what damage a fist or a stick can do, let alone firearms. Therefore I need to take any and all neccessary precautions when carrying them in public, wether they are real or props, can or cannot fire. I can see the point you alla are making, and make no mistake, it is a valid one, and I thank you for it. But trust me, I will NEVER carry it or allow it to be carried, in public, when it is in firing mode. This means that A, the gas chamber has no gas, B, there are no shells with pellets inside, C, the safety is on. If any of these points are not ready when I plan to use it, this weapon stays home. Thanks for the tips, by the way, the weapon is quite ready, as you can see. Hope you can notice the weathering
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    Jun 9, 2006, 4:13 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #16

    I want one
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    Jun 9, 2006, 4:24 PM - Re: ROTJ EE-3 weathering #17

    "You'll shoot your eye out kid!"

    Sorry... couldn't resist!

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