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My Zam blaster is 100% done!!

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    but then it would be a RESIN barrel.... and who wants that¿ Sure - you can use special paints or whatever - but nothing beats the real look of aluminum

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    At least I got one for my daughter's costume at a good price! It even has a trigger with lights and sounds! Sure it's made of plastic but it's pretty cool! I might need to borrow it!

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    well... i decided to take the plunge and get 10 barrels made up. It's a bit cheaper each to get 10 than it would to get 5. So, i'm selling my cereal box collection to raise the money needed up front:
    DCB eBay link

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    Dustin Crops Boy wrote:

    well... i decided to take the plunge and get 10 barrels made up. It's a bit cheaper each to get 10 than it would to get 5. So, i'm selling my cereal box collection to raise the money needed up front:
    DCB eBay link
    Did I miss something? Last I read it was going to be near $300 per barrel and now you are ordering 10!? Is confused.

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    yes. that is correct... The price would be less if i ordered 10. (about $70 ea. less)...

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    Ah, gotcha.

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    Merged: Re: blaster project in the works....

    Erm... so how much are we talking about here?

    For the barrels only? Or for the finished piece?


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    barrels only. I'm shooting for $375 for a completed gun. I know it's a lot of $... but that's a cheap as i can do them.

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    My Zam blaster is 100% done!!

    Weee... got my barrel back today that i had machined to my specs...

    just have to finish up the base that it sits on (needed the barrel in hand for final sizing - but it's almost done)... then cast up the handle parts and find the small bits (I think I may have a source for those!)...

    compare mine to KnC's... like I said before - they did an excellent job with the ref they had available to them at the time... but i think mine is a bit more true to the size - based on my research...

    also...... i was thinking about the syringe piece some more last night.... the whole time i was looking for a piece with a flat thumbscrew.... but only found ones with longer thumbscrews.. but then i thought.... why can't it be long and just pushed into a larger hole...
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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    From your orig pic, It's obvious, the handle is custom, and not found, i mean, just look, there is no weathering on your pic, and on the visual dictionary pic, there is wood-like weathering. Right?

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    Seeing howw good it looks so far... I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE!!!!

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    Dallas, I am so very impressed - that looks wonderful! Just out of curiosity, how much did the machinist charge you to make the barrel? (forgive me if this is already posted somewhere)

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    LadyZam wrote:

    Just out of curiosity, how much did the machinist charge you to make the barrel?
    $300 Initially it was going to be $300 for this one (the prototype)... then $240 for each one after that - but after they finished it and found out what a bear it was to actually do (lots of intricate cuts)... they said they could not do it for less than $500 ea! So - i'm looking at other options...

  14. #39

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    Did you get my pm regarding other options?

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    yes. let me think about it some more.

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    ok (bats eyelashes)

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    Wow! That looks awesome. Too bad they gouged you for that much more from the estimated cost!

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    purty

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    Are those inner nozzle parts machined too? or are they found parts?

    (Here comes the drooling after the naugahyde skinning...)

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    That is awesome! And I want one...but I'm hoping another option works itself out 'cause $500 is a lot for just the barrel.

    So pretty though...so pretty....

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    machined... I'm sure the originals were found parts.... but what, i don't know!


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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    So those black pieces are painted machined aluminum? They look like rubber o ring and a some sorta rubber starlike something or other.

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    the gear is machined.. i dunno if it's dyed or what - but it's not painted. the small washer ring is plastic.

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    blaster Do you think they inserted a hard black rubber gear or that it's some machined really hard plastic?

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    Re: My Zam blaster is almost done!!

    who¿ LFL¿ Yes- there is a small gear in the real prop. I doubt it's rubber.. probably metal - like this one.

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