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  1. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jan 12, 2011, 3:47 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #26

    DUDE. HOW MUCH im so keen
    Why dont you just cold cast in that mold as the handl will ber painted any way i dont thinlk it is nessasary to make another mold
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    Jan 12, 2011, 7:53 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #27

    Fantastic job! Knew you could do it. =)
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    Jan 12, 2011, 12:42 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #28

    Here is a pic of how I did the tip. I filled in the slot area but made it thin enough so it should be easy to remove this material and have the area be hollow. I am going to paint the tip of the first pull as an experiment to see if I will cut this area out or just paint it black. The slot is recessed in about 1/4 inch so there is depth to it. Any thoughts?
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    Jan 12, 2011, 1:27 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #29

    great job brother! these came out really nice!
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    Jan 12, 2011, 1:27 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #30

    would like to see one painted up!
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    Jan 12, 2011, 1:33 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #31

    Thank for the kind words. I will be test painting pretty soon, but I am going to the shop today to discuss materials, paint, etc. More to come soon.
  7. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jan 12, 2011, 2:11 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #32

    Id say keep the tip solid if you drill it it will be prone to braking,
    Maby try a opauqe plastic ,
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    Jan 12, 2011, 3:08 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #33

    What about laying in a steel or aluminum rod into the barrel of the blaster? That would strengthen the resin a little bit.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 3:37 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #34

    Id say paint flat black in there and leave it for strength like u said this is to let other people handle it...better safe then sorry right? Looks great the side arm is on of those little things that would be cool to have even without having an ESB Fett
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    Jan 12, 2011, 4:09 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #35

    I was just thinking I would paint the handle and all then Rub-n-Buff the metal parts.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 4:32 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #36

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    I was just thinking I would paint the handle and all then Rub-n-Buff the metal parts.
    That was basically my plan.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 6:13 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #37

    I just got some stuff to try out. There are two methods of application. One you put the powder directly on the mold in the area that you want to be metal, then pour resin and it will effectively cover those areas only. The other method is adding it directly to the resin before you pour, but I would probably need to use a different resin with no color, but then it won't have the elasticity like the material I have now. The metal color may not show as well because this material is dark brown, so the color will be less noticeable. If I use the harder, but clear resin, the whole piece will look metal, and then you just paint the handle/body area. I will have to experiment so we can see some different results.
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    Jan 12, 2011, 10:53 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #38

    I just pulled the next one. It came out great. I still have a few small bubbles, but they can easily be filled in. Here is a pic to see the side and a closer view from under the trigger looking up to see the gap in between the trigger guard. The seam on the mold is great and the clean up is very minimal. The flaky stuff around the trigger is wafer thin and cuts off easily

  14. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jan 13, 2011, 12:20 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #39

    Using the method of putting the powder in the mold and not in the resin isnt worth your time ,
    what i do is mix both dust the mold with ali powder and mix up a CC batch (make sure you mix the powder in to part A before mixing the 2 parts it may sound odvious but it does hapen) they say 2 parts Ali to 1 paqrt 50 -50 mix waight ratio but i think 1.5 parts to 1 part 50 - 50 mix is a better result and stronger ,
    ,shore i dont need to tell u this but ijust in case , as some people rush in with out the facts and can waist alot of prod , me for instance
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    Jan 13, 2011, 12:30 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #40

    I think the blaster is looking great!
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    Jan 13, 2011, 3:50 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #41

    Wow, are you doing runs of this??
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    Jan 13, 2011, 5:52 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #42

    Looking very good. What is the weight differnece between this and the real thing? If this is lighter it would be a great trooping option.
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    Jan 13, 2011, 11:34 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #43

    It feels almost the same in weight as the original, but on the scale it is a bit heavier.

    Original Pulce 40: 21 ounces
    My new resin copy: 22 ounces

    It doesn't feel heavy walking around my apartment with it. Also if I use the stiffer material with the aluminum powder, the weight will change a bit. I think the dark brown material is a bit more dense than the firmer stuff. It holds shape well and also has a slight give to it, like a superball but not so rubbery. You could drop it from 10 feet and most likely nothing will break or crack (but you never know). If you grab the barrel and push you can get about 1/4 inch of bend, but it doesn't sag or anything. I think that in the end I may get a material that is just a bit more firm, but not the brittle stuff.

    As for selling some copies, here is my interest thread in the Boba Fett Costume section:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/p...st-list-39943/
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    Jan 13, 2011, 2:18 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #44

    dankenman said: View Post
    It feels almost the same in weight as the original, but on the scale it is a bit heavier.

    Original Pulce 40: 21 ounces
    My new resin copy: 22 ounces

    It doesn't feel heavy walking around my apartment with it. Also if I use the stiffer material with the aluminum powder, the weight will change a bit. I think the dark brown material is a bit more dense than the firmer stuff. It holds shape well and also has a slight give to it, like a superball but not so rubbery. You could drop it from 10 feet and most likely nothing will break or crack (but you never know). If you grab the barrel and push you can get about 1/4 inch of bend, but it doesn't sag or anything. I think that in the end I may get a material that is just a bit more firm, but not the brittle stuff.

    As for selling some copies, I think I will post an interest thread in the Boba Fett Costume section
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    Jan 15, 2011, 1:59 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #45

    I painted the barrel with a metallic matte nickel paint. It is the closest I have found to the actual finish

    I then masked off the barrel and threw on some red. The pic colors are off a bit from the flash, but you get the idea. I will sand and do another coat and we can check it out roughly painted with no weathering.
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    Jan 15, 2011, 8:29 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #46

    oooh...you gotta share what color red that is!
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    Jan 15, 2011, 8:39 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #47

    Red auto primer
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    Jan 15, 2011, 10:55 AM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #48

    yep, it is a Rust-oleum red primer
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    Jan 15, 2011, 12:18 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #49

    Here is a pic after the first test paint.

    I rushed it so there are some area's that I need to fix. I just wanted to get a good idea of the finished product, and look for any flaws or anything that would show up more once it is painted. All in all, I am very pleased with the end results.

    I did post an interest thread in the Boba Fett Costume area. Since the build is complete, I see no need in continuing both threads so my continuation with this project will be on the interest thread. Here is the link:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/p...st-list-39943/
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    Jan 18, 2011, 8:34 PM - Re: What's in the box? Pulce 40 #50

    Here is a link to my Sales Thread for this sidearm:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/e...ial-run-39998/

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