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    May 17, 2015, 10:15 AM - Jaster pistols #1

    I started work on some Jaster pistols this last weekend for a couple of members, and decided to use the toy rebel blaster grip as my base for sizing purposes. It still has quite a ways to go before being done, but I'm satisfied with the progress so far. My goal is to mold this master and eventually make these in either the Task 13 or 16 bendable resins available from Smooth-on.

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    May 17, 2015, 11:34 AM - Re: Jaster pistols #2

    That is looking pretty good so far.
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    May 17, 2015, 6:10 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #3

    Very nice!


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    May 18, 2015, 12:31 AM - Jaster pistols #4

    Thanks guys. Made a lot of progress today and finished it off with a coat of Valspar which does wonders in smoothing everything out. The scope was made by cutting up a $9 scope from Walmart. The back part was cut from one of my resin gauntlet missiles and then sanded down to decrease the diameter. Just need to dial in a few small details. I'd also like to see if I can find some red lenses to glue in place at the front of the scope like in the reference pic.

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    Jun 30, 2015, 11:12 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #5

    Unfortunately I haven't had enough free time lately to mold this blaster, but I did get a chance to make a set of holsters for another member's Jaster blasters. It was difficult trying to get a consistent design from the comics, so I mainly used the action figure references and did the best I could to accommodate the blasters' construction.

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    Jul 1, 2015, 7:12 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #6

    That is a nice rig
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    Jul 1, 2015, 7:19 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #7

    How did I miss this thread. Those look great.
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    Jul 1, 2015, 10:52 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #8

    Thats awesome. how did u do the barrel?
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    Jul 2, 2015, 12:34 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #9

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    Thats awesome. how did u do the barrel?
    The barrel is just a collection of PVC piping that I fit into or onto one another. However, I began by inserting a piece of 1" PVC pipe in the hollowed out rebel blasters' original barrel. Hope that helps.
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    Jul 5, 2015, 5:04 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #10

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    The barrel is just a collection of PVC piping that I fit into or onto one another. However, I began by inserting a piece of 1" PVC pipe in the hollowed out rebel blasters' original barrel. Hope that helps.
    Thanks it looks amazing
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    Jul 6, 2015, 6:44 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #11

    Bada$$!
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    Jul 9, 2015, 12:19 PM - Jaster pistols #12

    Thanks guys. Well I gave the holsters a coat of atoms wax to seal the color, misted them with some Rustoleum dark grey primer, and followed up by rubbing them down with some fine steel wool to bring out some highlights here and there. A little weathering goes a long way in enhancing amateur leatherwork. They are officially done and ready to be shipped off to their owner.

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    Jul 9, 2015, 5:16 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #13

    I think some would disagree on you being a amateur the finished product looks awesome
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    Dec 23, 2015, 11:40 PM - Jaster pistols #14

    First resin casts of my scratch built Jaster pistol. They each have a 1/2" diameter wood armature running through the center of the barrel for strength, with 8-32 threaded steel armatures screwed into the wood and that go up into the stems for the scope. Each trigger guard also has a 3/32" diameter wire armature for strength. I hope to start on the mold for the scope this weekend. Jaster pistols




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    Dec 24, 2015, 10:56 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #15

    Those look great!
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    Dec 27, 2015, 3:52 PM - Jaster pistols #16

    The scope mold is finally done and the first casts are made with 3/8" diameter wood armatures for strength. Now begins the holster making! Jaster pistols



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    Dec 29, 2015, 9:56 AM - Jaster pistols #17

    Had some extra time on my hands last night so I tried creating an industrial rubber version using some Task 16 resin I already had on hand. I'm happy with the yielded results, and the overall weight is only about 1.5oz more than its 13.9oz resin counterpart. The rubber did have to be pre-tinted using smooth-on black dye added to both parts A and B to get this deep of color. It hasn't been painted.




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    Jan 1, 2016, 5:46 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #18

    Great Job Cruzer, those look nice!
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    Jan 2, 2016, 8:50 PM - Re: Jaster pistols #19

    Nice! do you plan on selling these as kits eventually?
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    Jan 3, 2016, 10:28 AM - Jaster pistols #20

    I wouldn't mind casting an occasional pair for the serious Jaster costumers striving for comic book accuracy. Unfortunately, I have other projects I'm working on and just don't seem to have the time I used to for making props. However, once I get these initial casts and their holsters in the hands of the member who I undertook this custom build for, I'll throw whichever casts they didn't want in the cargo hold. Jaster pistols


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    Jan 5, 2016, 2:13 PM - Jaster pistols #21

    I'm glad to say this project is now completed and ready to be sent to their new owner for finishing and weathering. I tried to come up with an acceptable design in light of the inconsistencies between the comic book and action figure. So I decided to go with a Jango'esque style construction by using a holster top that was wet-formed to the basic shape of the blaster, and would hold it securely despite the channel necessitated by the scope mounts. I considered the idea of attaching a wrap-over strap similar to one I had seen on a Solo holster, but figured that was taking too much liberty on the design.




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