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    Jul 12, 2006, 12:19 AM - Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #1

    I know this is kinda putting the cart before the horse but this is one of a pair of side arms I plan on using for my eventual Mando costume, the tabs I have on the pistol are designed to slide into the cell phone clips on the plate the goes on my thigh. I wanted to see what every body thought of my idea (even though I am sure I am not the first to think of this LOL)


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    Jul 12, 2006, 12:39 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #2

    I think it is pretty cool looking . You did a great job.
    I like the blaster too, what is it?
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    Jul 12, 2006, 12:58 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #3

    its a GI Joe Switch Fire it actually comes with three attachments to change the sound affects and functions.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 10:50 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #4

    Oh ok. Great idea. Can't wait to see the rest of the suit!
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:05 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #5

    That is fantastic. I played around with this idea for grenades, but five bucks per clip for some free grenades seemed expensive. heh
    I do use those clips on my sabers...if I ever go with a sidearm I'm not ashamed to take out of the holster, this might be a good method.
    That gun is actually so awesome, you don't want a holster covering it up.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:10 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #6

    the only thing I have to do is weather them and damage them up (what self respecting bounty hunter has brand new equipment) LOL what techniques should I use to weather them?
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:14 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #7

    I'd use a little silver on all the corners. Not much really needs to be weathered there IMO, those look pretty "real".
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:23 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #8

    like spray paint or should I use a brush? I am in completley new territory my first costume was a dark jedi so every thing always looked shiny and new LOL
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:28 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #9

    You can go about it two ways....you can spray the parts you want to weather silver, then when that's dry for a few days, cover it in flat black and when the black is dry, sand off till you see silver.
    I have had good luck with that aluminum tape...laying down narrow strips and then painting over it and sanding.
    Or you can take a brush or a rag and just smear on the silver until it looks good.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:43 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #10

    /\ thats not a bad idea just spray a good amount of paint onto some card board the use a brush to pick it up and brush it on
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    Jul 12, 2006, 11:53 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #11

    Yep. Most toy guns are made form ABS, so your basic cheapo Testors model paint will work fine on it too.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 4:17 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #12

    I am also going to paint up a nerf Firefly which looks really cool especially when you pull the trigger and the barrels flash. (side note) should I sand down the Nerf names off of them.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 5:19 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #13

    Yes, sand em off. or fill them with Bondo and you have an instant greeblie.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 5:29 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #14

    ok total NEWB question but I have seen this term every where but what the heck is a greeblie?
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    Jul 12, 2006, 6:16 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #15

    A greeblie is just a little cool-looking found piece you glue onto something to make it look cooler. Like the model motorcycle cylinders they glue onto the balsters.
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    Jul 12, 2006, 8:04 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #16

    the holster could use a few more buttons...
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    Jul 12, 2006, 8:14 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #17

    ohhhhh ask a silly question LOL
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    Jul 12, 2006, 8:20 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #18

    this is the same side arm as above but I weathered it today after work, I used this really cool chrome paint, I just used a brush that had barley any paint on it I brushed it on and I think it came out pretty good.

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    Jul 12, 2006, 8:57 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #19

    That looks fantastic, bro.
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    Jul 13, 2006, 1:07 AM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #20

    Morpheus..

    That came out great!!

    Nice job on it.
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    Jul 13, 2006, 10:16 PM - Re: Custom Blaster and Holster (opinons and constructive criticism wanted) #21

    well I finished all of the parts for my side arm so here is a complete pic with all of the optional attachments


    and this is what I plan on using for my rifle (its just missing the scope I have for the top)

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