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  1. Foxbatkllr's Avatar
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    Jul 3, 2008, 8:07 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #26

    Those look great...both the resin and the rubber blasters. The $120 for the resin blasters is a great price too. I have my MR's but when I get some money I wouldn't mind having a set of stunt blasters! I gotta save my money for the shins and knees though!
  2. DarkeSword2020 is offline DarkeSword2020
    Jul 3, 2008, 8:36 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #27

    I'd be very interested in a later run of two sets of the rubber Westars!

    : )
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    Jul 3, 2008, 9:00 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #28

    Here are a few pics of how the rubber versions look with "the works". These are the first successful pulls...so my #1s. The #2s are in the garage drying with a base coat of black paint. The handles will get a Medium Titanium final coat later tonight, followed by a coat of Titanium on the triggers and base parts. All of the paint finishes applied are SEMs, so it's made specifically for vinyle/soft surfaces and will withstand the small flexing that occurs in the rubber. Unfortunately, a single can of SEMs costs about $12, so it's quite a bit more expensive than the normal stuff. At the moment they are fun to build...but still a lot of work!

    enjoy!
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  4. DarkeSword2020 is offline DarkeSword2020
    Jul 3, 2008, 9:27 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #29

    Dude, those look amazing! If your going for the weathering look, they will be top notch! But that is most certainly top notch as is!!

    I love it!
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    Jul 3, 2008, 9:45 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #30

    Wow. Sometimes I wish I was doing a Jango.....Then evryone smacks me and makes sure I have funds enough to eat. (I pay for things to eat, I don't eat my $5 bills*).....

    In all seriousness, they do look aboustly wonderfull! And I do wish I made more money.



    *Subway commercial refrence
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    Jul 3, 2008, 9:51 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #31

    Any pics of a resin set you may have test painted? Those look great.
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    Jul 3, 2008, 10:14 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #32

    They are shinier in person and especially in the sunlight, but I took these pics around 6 p.m. in the evening shade. But they do have the usual Rn'B shine.

    I don't have any plans to paint up a resin pair, but I will if I can find some free time. I'm guessing a similar finish scheme would work: base coat of black on everything, rub down with 0000 steel wool, Dupli-Color Gray metallic paint on the handles, Dupli-Color Silver metallic on the triggers and bases, gold metallic on the barrels & tips, Rn'B on the barrels, triggers & bases, charcoal grey flat paint for the weathering. I would use Dupli-Color brand paint on the resin versions because it is a very durable paint made for car/truck applications.
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    Jul 3, 2008, 10:16 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #33

    Okay, I haven't seen this query posted anywhere, but I'm curious. Would it be possible to get a rubber barrel with a resin handle?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 12:18 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #34

    WOW!

    Is that my set? you have my address right?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 1:51 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #35

    Are you gonna ofer the blaster with the trick trigger?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 2:14 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #36

    Glad you guys like them! If someone wanted to work hard enough spot filling, sanding, painting, sanding, painting, etc...the seams actually start to disappear.

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    Are you gonna ofer the blaster with the trick trigger?
    Yes, as soon as I can mold it (maybe this weekend), it will be available as an alternative to the current handle. It's size and symetry works perfectly for twirling!
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    Jul 4, 2008, 8:22 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #37

    PM sent
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    Jul 4, 2008, 2:58 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #38

    So should i just say, trick trigger for me? ¿porfavor? They do look amazing man! its hard to imagine that they are rubber!! K now you just need to add some sounds, maybe a red led at the tip jk man, keep it up!
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    Jul 5, 2008, 11:33 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #39

    Hey, Lorenzo - payment sent for a set of resin blasters plus metal detailing set - thanks again for making these available for such a reasonable price! Cheers - marcus
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    Jul 6, 2008, 12:49 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #40

    Hooooly bojangles. Those are sweet! Great job, Cruzer!
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    Jul 6, 2008, 6:15 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #41

    I'm in awe. Been away for a while and just now seen these.

    Thats Frackin amazing!!!

    Have you put any thought into cold-casting the resin ones with aluminium filler? I'm loving the idea of rubber ones, but I don't think they'd be able to shine as much as metal ones, simply because of their flexibility.

    Awesome idea though, if I had the cash I'd fork out for a set
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    Jul 6, 2008, 10:44 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #42

    Quote NOITAIDAR said: View Post
    Have you put any thought into cold-casting the resin ones with aluminium filler? I'm loving the idea of rubber ones, but I don't think they'd be able to shine as much as metal ones, simply because of their flexibility.
    My second pair turned out shinier because I rubbed down the base coat with 0000 steel wool before applying the Rn'B. I might cold cast a barrel just to see if I can do it, but I was planning on staying away from the cold cast because BobaFettSlave_1 had talked about doing them in that medium. I was even reluctant about doing resins version, but I received many requests from people asking for them. So I broke down.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 1:36 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #43

    actually ive put my project on hold, so you can go right ahead & resin coldcastem up if your willing to ! love how this project is going.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 12:35 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #44

    Cold cast blasters would be cool
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    Jul 7, 2008, 6:08 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #45

    ******, Cruzer! Okay, put me down for a pair of resin blasters. I don't know when I'll get my other resin blaster back and these already look 100% better than those. I'll probably end up ordering the parts package at a later date if that's okay.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 7:54 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #46

    Just posted a discount for sale thread in the cargo hold for the first two pairs of "ok" rubber pulls.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...088#post351088
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    Jul 9, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #47

    Alright, the hard resin has been ordered and should arrive by Friday. I'll start making the pull this weekend and they should start shipping out soon thereafter.

    Thanks
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    Jul 9, 2008, 3:49 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #48

    Great job all around Cruzer!

    your the man.
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    Jul 11, 2008, 10:39 PM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #49

    He's the man alright!
    I received my pair of rubber westars today and I all over
    these babies. These are really top notch .....you guys are going to love-em.

    Thanks Cruz for all the work you put into these.
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    Jul 12, 2008, 1:05 AM - Re: Cruzer Westar Run (rubber & resin) #50

    PM sent for a set of Resin Blasters! New guy here, but those blasters are most awesome!

    Thanks,
    Rob

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