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    Rubber Rifles?

    Is anyone currently producing rubber Fett rifles? There would seem to be a huge market for these, now that Hyperfirm isn't producing anymore.

    So, rubber casters, who is up to the task?

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    The Hyperfirm guys said that they had ESB Fett blasters when I emailed them about 2 months ago... Was that just the last of their stock, or...?

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I would love to do a ROTJ but, I need a base gun. I have the rest of the parts or I can have them made.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Asok, you'd think someone would offer one up to you. Would you be able to work a deal with them, say a free rubber version, if they let you borrow theirs to cast?

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I would love a rubber blaster!! I've been looking out for one, if someone does start to make runs, I am very interested.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Me too! Lol, I can just see everyone wacking each other with their blasters. Hmm...wait, that didn't come out right.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I think alot of people would like to get their hands on one. Currently the market value on these has gone through the roof!

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    batninja said: View Post
    Asok, you'd think someone would offer one up to you. Would you be able to work a deal with them, say a free rubber version, if they let you borrow theirs to cast?

    See thats sounds like a good deal to me. I think making some rubber rifles is a great idea.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    So who wants to 'donate' their W&S to Asok for research and development?

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Hey Bats, pm sent.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    So how much might a rubber blaster run?

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Seeing I was looking into this for an E11 here goes. If I would do one I would want to use all found parts. Not copies. So, we would need:

    W&S
    scope
    machined barrel
    fins
    Bomb halfs - have that
    V8 cover - have that
    other plate - trying to have it made

    Then about 6 gallons of stuff to make the mold at about $150 for 2 gallons
    Wood to make the forums.

    So, to make the mold could cost over $1,000 and not a single one has been made. Not sure on the resin yet. The stuff that I have been using is about $45 a gallon. So, is is not a cheap idea.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I would but mine's not accurate enough and it's esb. No stock details and no blocks. made from scratch ( a .357 and reworked with scratch parts to make the barrel). he would have to smooth out some rough ( bondo) on one side. But at least it wouldn't be a recast hunh

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Id be interested no matter what was made, but would PREFER to get my hands on an ESB!!

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    If got a real one. If you wanna use it, Id bee more than willing to offer it to the services Bill.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Asok, would you be selling W&S kits with the ESB and ROTJ parts separately? Or would you end up making a mould for both the ESB and ROTJ rifle?

    Andy

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Asok, would you be selling W&S kits with the ESB and ROTJ parts separately? Or would you end up making a mould for both the ESB and ROTJ rifle?
    IF I was going to do a kit, it would be one for ESB and one ROTJ. The ROTJ looks to be the easy one. There are 2 problems right now. I would want to use a real W&S and I am broke.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    find enough people to prepay for one and you've got the broke part taken care of, and it looks like Gilmore of OK has one he'd be willing to let you use for the project. X times Y = MOLD where X= number or people willing to prepay, Y = the price you are wanting to charge for the finished product and MOLD = the total price of making the mold and getting started.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    BUMP!

    Still interested...

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    i've got to imagine a lot of people would want these if this project comes together. almost everyone who has seen my hyperfirm has commented on wanting one

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Do we have someone who has a real W&S to lend Asok? Without that, this project is going nowhere fast.

    I will be willing to pre-pay in order to help out Asok for the mould and casting.

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I will be willing to pre-pay in order to help out Asok for the mould and casting.
    Same here.

    Also, how much does a real W&S cost?

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    Vida said: View Post
    Same here.

    Also, how much does a real W&S cost?

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx
    Looking at a few thousand for a real W&S...

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    If got a real one. If you wanna use it, Id bee more than willing to offer it to the services Bill
    I think he meant I've, not If... but I could be wrong. Someone might want to send Gilmore of OK a PM.

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: Rubber Rifles?

    I'd just like to add to this thread because I don't wan't to see Asok get pressured into something he might not be prepared to tackle. I'm not saying anything against Asok and his molding/casting abilities but as far as reproduction is concerned these blasters are tough. I have PERSONALLY been to the shop and seen the guns and the molds. I know exaclty what products are used and the process in which these casting are created. IT IS NOT AS EASY AS POURING IN SOME GOO and popping out a rubber gun. It is a tricky multi-step process where many mistakes can be made and a lot of wasted time and money spent if you make mistakes.
    I don't mean to come off as an arse, I just want to offer fair warning to anyone thinking of stepping into the shoes. Heck I've thought about it many times.

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