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    Oct 27, 2008, 6:41 PM - Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #1

    Got in a mostly accurate supertrooper blaster barrel today thanks to MandalorFett and thought I would give it a quick test paint. Pretty happy with the way it turned out... Now I just need the whole rest of the gun...
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    Oct 27, 2008, 6:43 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #2

    Niiiiiiiiiice
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    Oct 27, 2008, 6:48 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #3

    Hey Art, do you want me to mail you a CD of my high res pics of the blaster I took? I know I mailed them to Alex, did he forward them on to you?
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    Oct 27, 2008, 6:54 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #4

    The stabilizer is not the right model, a screw needs to be replaced, and the weathering isn't a perfect match, but I think it has a similar feel to the original.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 6:57 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #5

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Hey Art, do you want me to mail you a CD of my high res pics of the blaster I took? I know I mailed them to Alex, did he forward them on to you?
    He did and they were VERY useful... in fact that is one of your pics in the above comparison.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 7:26 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #6

    Nice Art... wow a few props that are different than the norm.

    nice to see!!
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    Oct 27, 2008, 7:57 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #7

    That looks awesome Art! Great job man.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 10:02 AM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #8

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Hey Art, do you want me to mail you a CD of my high res pics of the blaster I took? I know I mailed them to Alex, did he forward them on to you?
    Hope you don't mind Andy..

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    The stabilizer is not the right model, a screw needs to be replaced, and the weathering isn't a perfect match, but I think it has a similar feel to the original.
    and that Looks Great Art!!.. looks right to me.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 10:22 AM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #9

    Looks so cool, especially test fitting the stabilizer in the front. You're the only person I know of so far with the correct tube for this blaster.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 11:04 AM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #10

    Thanks to you!

    When I do this again, I think I will take a rough scotch brite pad to the flash tube first to give the surface just a bit of catch. The metal surface is so smooth right now that the paint comes off just a bit too easily.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 1:07 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #11

    Quote Spideyfett said: View Post
    Hope you don't mind Andy..
    I don't mind, I figured Art would get his hands on all of the pics at some point! They are also publicly hosted on my Photobucket site.

    Quote ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Thanks to you!

    When I do this again, I think I will take a rough scotch brite pad to the flash tube first to give the surface just a bit of catch. The metal surface is so smooth right now that the paint comes off just a bit too easily.
    There was also silver metallic tape at the bottom of the barrel on the underside. Just like the junk that people wrap the thermal detonators of their FX stormtrooper kits.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 1:14 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #12

    Is that a real tube, or a replica? Very nice, as always
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    Oct 29, 2008, 5:13 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #13

    It is a real flash tube.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 8:05 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #14

    Space Uzi's are the best, it looks great.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 4:51 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #15

    Thanks to volcerc and odiwan72 I now have the correct michell sweep arm base for the supertrooper rifle.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #16

    Nice score, Art! That barrel is looking slick.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 8:59 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #17

    what type of paint did you use?
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    Nov 17, 2008, 9:40 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #18

    Just Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Flat Black out of a spray can. I feel like I need to leave it outside a couple of weeks to let the paint oxide a bit in the harsh AZ sun.

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    what type of paint did you use?
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    Apr 14, 2009, 6:44 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #19

    Well, I got just a little closer to my goal today. Found a Graflex with a mostly correct spring switch... It isn't perfect and the graflex itself is a little roughed up, but overall... getting there...
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    Feb 11, 2010, 2:49 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #20

    Well... 5 Graflexes later... I think I am close to done... I have had the absolute WORST luck with getting exactly the right model Graflex... but this one turned out pretty nice. Unlike the original test painting in the first post, I have left this one freshly painted as the photos of the Supertrooper with the autoblaster show the barrel to be relatively unweathered.
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    Feb 11, 2010, 3:25 PM - Re: Test paint for Supertrooper Blaster Barrel #21

    One word... Nice!

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