A question about guns

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    A question about guns

    Hey every one

    I need to make quite a few MP-7 guns for a project I need to know how I can make allot really fast but looks real and its sturdy

    Help will be great!

    Ziggy

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    Re: A question about guns

    Hm...real fast? If you´re sculpting them yourself I guess fast isn´t part of that deal. The only option I see is buying an airsoft version and making casts of it. But that would be recasting?!

    And from there on, you´d still have to have a vacuum table to form abs, or molds you could make resin copies from.

    I really don´t know for sure, but if you don´t have the tools there probably isn´t a fast way to make a lot of them.

    Maybe a props company would lend out some too you?

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    Re: A question about guns

    cr4nky said: View Post
    Hm...real fast? If you´re sculpting them yourself I guess fast isn´t part of that deal. The only option I see is buying an airsoft version and making casts of it. But that would be recasting?!

    And from there on, you´d still have to have a vacuum table to form abs, or molds you could make resin copies from.

    I really don´t know for sure, but if you don´t have the tools there probably isn´t a fast way to make a lot of them.

    Maybe a props company would lend out some too you?
    well not too fast but also not like getting one done every three weeks

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    Re: A question about guns

    I'm no expert, but i have made a few guns in the past. Using paper and rolls of paper and some skill, plus applying bondo to the edges and sanding it, you maybe able to used silicone to cast it.

    Only a suggestion, i'm no expert, still new here.

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    Go to smoothon.com they have a tutorial on making casts/molds of guns.

    Theres a nice one actually. But your looking at 200 ish bucks minimum to make a mold and a few casts of a gun.

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    Re: A question about guns

    i'd say your best bet is to get an airsoft, cast it, and make resin copies. like stormrider said, you're looking at $200 - $300 + the cost of the airsoft, but it will get the job done.

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    Re: A question about guns

    But like cran4ky said, it would be considered recasting. But you may get away with it if you as long as you don't gain a profit from it.

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    Trooper937 said: View Post
    But like cran4ky said, it would be considered recasting. But you may get away with it if you as long as you don't gain a profit from it.
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the company making the $8 airsoft guns isn't going to care.

    That's like saying that making a cast of a Casio calculator keypad is recasting

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    Re: A question about guns

    WOW!!Eight dollars for an airsoft, that preety cheap.Here is britain, an airsoft gun cost more than 20 dollars.But what stormtrooperguy saids true.

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    Re: A question about guns

    Thanks guys
    I think i am going try that airsoft casting thing that you guys said but i think i will take the gun apart and cast the two halves of the main part of the gun separate. But how do i mould it so its like a shell like the airsoft gun instead of one big piece of resin?

    Oh and can some one give me a more persice link to gun mould tutorials on smoothon.com i cant find any

    Ziggy
    Last edited by Ziggy; Aug 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM.

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    any one?

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    Go to www.alumilite.com and look up 'squish molds' in their tutorials, also try polytec and smoothon. They ahve tutorials that will explain how to make a squish mold, that will make hollow pieces. ALumilites mold tutorial that you want, is the match box car mold. Youll do each side of the gun, the same way they do the car.

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    Trooper937 said: View Post
    WOW!!Eight dollars for an airsoft, that preety cheap.Here is britain, an airsoft gun cost more than 20 dollars.But what stormtrooperguy saids true.
    It all depends on what you want. There are cheap springers that might shoot 5 BBs before they die, then there are nice ones. If you're just gutting it to mold, no need for the nice one.

    That being said, for my Jayne Cobb costume I actually use a Marui MP5-K that cost me almost $300, since it was the only model that had the right features. That was a nice gun too... before I pulled the motor out it would spray pellets so hard that they went in one side of a washing machine box and out the other.

    But, now it has no motor and a trigger epoxied into place.

    Which reminds me, I should really mold that some day!

    As far as the exact link to the tutorials goes... I don't know myself, and don't really want to spend the afternoon looking for a link I don't need

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    Re: A question about guns

    I think I am going to try this with a diffrent gun frist.
    I am going to try to make moulds from a HK USP45 MATCH Pistol.
    So would I need to do this a diffrent way or can I keep my previous plan for the MP7?

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    Re: A question about guns

    I can´t see why the way you would do a handgun like the USP differs from a machine pistol like the MP7.

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    cr4nky said: View Post
    I can´t see why the way you would do a handgun like the USP differs from a machine pistol like the MP7.
    Well i need to make both but i think i should try with something smaller like that pistol first

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