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  1. Andromalius's Avatar
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    Aug 24, 2007, 10:54 PM - My custom blaster #1

    here's a blaster pistol that I've been working on for awhile



    originally it was just a multi-colored cap gun, then i gave it a simple coat of silver paint...i wasn't very happy with the results.

    i then thought of how my Mando would use it (a weapons back-story )
    then i decided the following:
    the pistol is both a "slug thrower" and a blaster (lower barrel = bullets, upper = blaster bolts)
    so i added two detail parts to the ends of the barrels to make them different from one another, and added a "power pack" cartridge (cylinder on the bottom)
    the cap gun already looked like a revolver, so there was already a place for the "slugs" to go.

    let me know what you all think, and comments and ideas that may improve my blaster are certainly welcome
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    Aug 25, 2007, 12:07 AM - Re: My custom blaster #2

    I love the overall look, very cool!! it definitely looks like a blaster from the SW Universe. My only suggestion would be to add some more weathering, dirty it up a bit.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 12:56 AM - Re: My custom blaster #3

    Now that looks like it would actually be in Star Wars. Good job.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 3:41 AM - Re: My custom blaster #4

    I'd love to see some more pictures. It looks beautiful from what I can tell though.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 6:12 AM - Re: My custom blaster #5

    Great job
    I like the way it turned out ... I agree ... it looks 'real' !
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    Aug 25, 2007, 7:30 AM - Re: My custom blaster #6

    Looks great!
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    Aug 25, 2007, 9:15 AM - Re: My custom blaster #7

    Nice work!
    Rob
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    Aug 25, 2007, 10:36 AM - Re: My custom blaster #8

    Quote Amaden7766 said: View Post
    I love the overall look, very cool!! it definitely looks like a blaster from the SW Universe. My only suggestion would be to add some more weathering, dirty it up a bit.
    what kind of weathering would you guys suggest? the gun's black so a black wash is out...
    i am going to paint the textured part of the grip brown or something similar, to look like a wood finish.

    Quote Mercke Lutso said: View Post
    I'd love to see some more pictures. It looks beautiful from what I can tell though.
    i'll post some more pictures after i paint the grip and figure out what i'm going to do as far as weathering goes...i don't want to get it too dirty, since my character is actually an imperial mando...we all know how the imps like to keep their kits clean

    thanks for all the positive feedback everyone
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    Aug 25, 2007, 11:07 AM - Re: My custom blaster #9

    I would suggest painting the entire gun silver first, then mask out scratches and re-paint it black.

    Something I did for my girlfriend's blaster is run over the finished paint job with a buff end on my dremel. It peeled back the black paint and laid down a nice smooth dull shine onto the silver underneath. Came out looking really nice.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 11:10 AM - Re: My custom blaster #10

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    I would suggest painting the entire gun silver first, then mask out scratches and re-paint it black.

    Something I did for my girlfriend's blaster is run over the finished paint job with a buff end on my dremel. It peeled back the black paint and laid down a nice smooth dull shine onto the silver underneath. Came out looking really nice.
    Novall...you got a pic o' that blaster?
    Rob
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    Aug 25, 2007, 11:43 AM - Re: My custom blaster #11

    It also reminds me of a gun from Serinity. 8)
  12. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Aug 25, 2007, 11:45 AM - Re: My custom blaster #12

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=689.0

    Pics are a little fuzzy, but those silver streaks along the top were done with using the dremel buff method. You have to put it on medium speed and lightly run over it. Otherwise it will skip and leave gouges.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 1:34 PM - Re: My custom blaster #13

    Nice job
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    Aug 25, 2007, 9:11 PM - Re: My custom blaster #14

    Thanks, Novall...those look nice!
    Rob
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    Aug 25, 2007, 10:49 PM - Re: My custom blaster #15

    Dude i really like your blaster is awesome!!!
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    Aug 25, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: My custom blaster #16

    More pictures!!
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    Aug 25, 2007, 10:59 PM - Re: My custom blaster #17

    what kind of weathering would you guys suggest? the gun's black so a black wash is out...
    i am going to paint the textured part of the grip brown or something similar, to look like a wood finish.
    For weathering I would go this route, it wouldn't require a total silver repaint, but would still look awesome.

    http://www.sci-fire.com/how_to_metalize.htm
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    Aug 26, 2007, 2:32 PM - Re: My custom blaster #18

    ok here are some more pics after i painted the handle, and weathered a little
















    let me know what you all think, thanks
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    Aug 26, 2007, 6:29 PM - Re: My custom blaster #19

    Looking really good!

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