Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Subscribe
  1. Darksaber212's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    219
    Jun 28, 2008, 8:25 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #51

    Wow!!! Cruzer you never cease to impress. So looking forward to owning a set, as I am sure quite a few other Jango's are. B)
  2. Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    95
    Jun 28, 2008, 12:30 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #52

    Well, it's time to start selling off kidneys... or kids. Whichever brings more. Cruzer, you are the man.

    In the future:

    So, where'd you get your armor?

    Well, the gauntlets are Cruzer, the blasters are Cruzer, the shin guards are Cruzer, the back plate is... Well, the whole thing is Cruzer!
  3. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    5,039
    Jun 28, 2008, 1:02 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #53

    so how are you going to get the stuff into them with no pour holes?
  4. BobaFettSlave_1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,716
    Jun 28, 2008, 8:04 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #54

    uhoh hes right.
  5. ShocKWavE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    1,099
    Jun 29, 2008, 11:56 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #55

    Silicone is magic. Those look awesome. No holes ? Can you drill or melt a channel?
  6. Cruzer's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,773
    Jun 29, 2008, 4:22 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #56

    Here are just some of the first pulls, which are all "bad" pulls by the way due to hollow spots, numerous bubbles, surface imperfections from improper mixing, etc. When compared to just pouring resin, the learning curve is huge when it comes to making high quality rubber items and the process is much more difficult that I had anticipated. I had all but given up at one point in time yesterday.

    I decided to use these bad pulls to test different finishes. The best finish in my opinion is the Rn'B finish on the bottom gun that was rubbed right onto the rubber with no base coat of paint. The Rn'B helped to fill in and hide small surface imperfections. The handle was painted with SEM Medium Titanium, and after trying out about 4-5 different SEM colors it seemed to yield the closest resemblence to the ref. pic in the EP 2 Visual Dictionary. The brass accents are gold metallic spray paint brushed on with a small paint brush. The weathering is a combination of black followed by charcoal grey, and was applied with a small paint brush.

    The middle finish comes in a close second and is a standard silver metallic paint wiped on multiple times with a rag onto a semi-flat black surface. The brass accents were applied exactly like above. The weathering was applied exactly like above.

    The top blaster is the least desireable finish in my opinion because it is standard silver metallic spray painted on. To me it looks too much like the paint finish seen on a Rubies blaster, and therefore makes the barrel look like an untouched Rubies. The gold was also taped off and spray painted. I didn't bother to do any weathering on this barrel.

    We took plenty of opportunities to toss around the painted blasters yesterday and they are very durable. There's something to be said about a blaster that can be tossed 30 feet into the air or about a 50 yards distance, and survive coming down on the concrete.

    The only immediate wear I have seen is the paint undercoat rubbing off on the small allen head screw on the handle, so it's probably going to be best taping that off before painting the handle, or looking into placing a real allen head screw there when casting. I've already tested placing a real pin in the rear part of the barrel and it worked.

    Enjoy,
    Cruzer
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC08673.JPG 
Views:	417 
Size:	126.0 KB 
ID:	25603   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC08675.JPG 
Views:	410 
Size:	107.3 KB 
ID:	25604   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC08674.JPG 
Views:	388 
Size:	119.0 KB 
ID:	25605  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC08679.JPG 
Views:	400 
Size:	123.6 KB 
ID:	25606  
    Last edited by Cruzer; Jun 29, 2008 at 5:06 PM.
  7. Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    2,566
    Jun 29, 2008, 4:33 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #57

    That came out better than I expected, especially for a stunt blaster!
  8. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,376
    Jun 29, 2008, 4:46 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #58

    DUDE! For a stunt blaster those are totally useable. Nice job. I guess I know what color to shoot handles now. I like them a lot.
  9. ShocKWavE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    1,099
    Jun 29, 2008, 4:46 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #59

    Whoomp there it is.
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,376
    Jun 29, 2008, 4:48 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #60

    What did you use for the pin in the rear of the barrel, I lost the pin on my other blaster.
  11. Cruzer's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,773
    Jun 29, 2008, 5:20 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #61

    Thanks guys. They all look even better in person, especially the Rn'B'd one. The fact they're rubber is really cool too. They're perfect for trooping and especially for letting little kids hold them for pics, sharing, etc.

    I used the male end from an RCA jack. I only had silver ones, but I was at Walmart this morning and they have gold plated ones that would be perfect for a glue in application.

    Thanks again and glad you guys like them. Now I just have to keep on practicing until I can finally make pulls that are acceptible. The 98+ temp. is not helping at all, so I may have to wait until tomorrow morning to begin trying again.
  12. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,376
    Jun 29, 2008, 6:05 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #62

    I hear the temperature is cooler at 3am. Slam 4 Red Bulls and hit it.
  13. Jun 29, 2008, 6:31 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #63

    Those look great! Good job.
  14. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jun 29, 2008, 7:48 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #64

    I like the middle paintjob
    It's just awesome!!!
  15. TR 4059's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    696
    Jun 29, 2008, 7:52 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #65

    Freakin Awesome man! Ive been checking this thread constantly because im excited. They look great, I cant wait to throw mine up 30 feet in the air just for the hell of it . Yea the weather is definitelty cooler at 3am, so get to it
  16. BobaFettSlave_1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,716
    Jun 29, 2008, 9:31 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #66

    those look GREAT!!! cant wait to see what they look like when the weathers on your side
  17. AdmFrancis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    356
    Jun 30, 2008, 4:05 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #67

    ..wow, nice nice work... awesome...
    do u already know a price for these babies
  18. Darksaber212's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    219
    Jun 30, 2008, 4:45 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #68

    Cruzer, WOW!!! Amazing job. Those look really nice. Its gonna be great to have a pair of blasters you really don't have to worry about getting banged up.
  19. Dark-Side's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    742
    Jun 30, 2008, 5:33 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #69

    2 for me, and NOW!
  20. Jango72's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    746
    Jun 30, 2008, 6:20 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #70

    Absolutely gorgeous Cruzer, fantastic work!!

    Now after seeing all of these wicked blasters, and hearing all of the details I feel that you've still left one minor detail out... how much!?!
  21. DVardonir's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    17
    Jun 30, 2008, 8:13 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #71

    ^Ditto. How much?

    And I got another question: Do you accept payment in cash through snail mail?
    (Can't find a single SW prop around here. And I don't know how to start asking around for a machinist)

    PS: Luv the weathering.
  22. SEEKER's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    4,372
    Jun 30, 2008, 9:40 AM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #72

    Great job man. Very nice!

    Sing me up for the bigger trigger batch.
  23. runJEDIrun's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    850
    Jun 30, 2008, 12:37 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #73

    looks amazing!
  24. Jabo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    78
    Jun 30, 2008, 2:17 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #74

    WOW,amazing work cruzer !!! How you will start the run ???
  25. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    4,704
    Jun 30, 2008, 2:17 PM - Re: MR Westar mold experiment #75

    Those look fantastic!

Similar Threads

  1. Westar 34 buildup
    By SerpentKing in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 31, 2010, 8:09 PM
  2. westar 34
    By nothing in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 29, 2008, 7:46 PM
  3. RF Screen Display Experiment
    By tubachris85x in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jun 25, 2007, 12:44 AM
  4. Experiment in progress... I'm stuck...
    By Devilstar2k2 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Sep 10, 2006, 10:49 PM
  5. Gaunt missile paint experiment... neat! Pics added!
    By closedwheel 172 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jun 3, 2004, 9:58 AM