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    Apr 7, 2010, 3:55 PM - Jawa Ion Blaster Build - Step By Step - Pic HEAVY! #1

    Hey guys. Due to popular demand, I'm posting a step-by-step guide to my blaster build. Enjoy!

    Raw resin pieces - wash in warm soapy water and sand completely - wash again
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    I used Loctite Epoxy to put the pieces together
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    Time to fill in the gaps and holes! For this, I used Bondo Home Solutions All-Purpose Putty
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    After the putty dries, sand and wash again. Now time for the primer.
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    After several coats of primer, time to start the paintjob. First goes on the black undercoat.
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    After the black dries, it's time to start woodgraining. First, tape off all the parts that aren't going to be woodgrained.
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    The paints used for the woodgraining are: Mohawk Medium Brown/American Walnut, Cherry, Extra Dark Walnut, and a Behr sample of Ivory/Off White.
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    Time to start. First we use the Behr sample. I used a 1" disposable brush to make the grain. A rough brush is better than a super soft brush. You want black streaks showing through. It should not be too thick.
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    Once the Behr paint dried, I sprayed an even coat of the "Mohawk" Tone Finish Med Brown/American Walnut over the entire stock. This color acts as the base color.
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    I next sprayed "Mohawk" Extra Dark Walnut to the outer edges of the stock. You do not want to spray this color over the entire stock. This color adds the used look to the stock.
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    Next, I lightly sprayed "Krylon" Semi Flat Black to the "used" areas. The key word here is "lightly". This will give it more of a drastic contrast.
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    Finally, I sprayed an even coat of "Mohawk" Tone Finish Cherry over the entire stock. It is important to apply this color last. When this is applied over top of the Black and other colors, it will bring everything to a reddish wood tone.


    After I removed the tape from the gun, I sprayed the entire stock with the "Krylon" Matte Finish spray. This will remove the brand new shiny look from the stock.



    Now time to metalize! This is soooooo easy! First, I took a washcloth and cut a small square out of it. Then I sprayed the square VERY LIGHTLY with Krylon Metallic Silver. The key here is DO NOT USE TOO MUCH! You can always go backand add more later. Rub this over the "used" areas of the "metal" part of the gun to show age.



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    Apr 7, 2010, 4:03 PM - Re: Jawa Ion Blaster Build - Step By Step - Pic HEAVY! #2

    If anyone is looking for one, you can contact the guy that makes them here: shizzy4you@gmail.com. Tell him Russ sent ya! The paintjob looks a hundred times better in person. I followed these tutorials:

    Woodgrain:
    http://panzercorps.com/panzer-how2s/pan ... grain.html

    Metalize:
    http://panzercorps.com/panzer-how2s/pan ... alize.html

    You have to get the exact paints or it doesn't come out right. This is the cheapest place I've found for the Mohawk paints:
    http://www.cdmcabinethardware.com


    The gun itself is $60 (which includes shipping), the Mohawk paints are $24.20 (which includes shipping), the black paint was $3.47, silver metallic $3.47, Krylon Matte Finish to take the "shiny" off $3.47, Loctite Epoxy $2.97 (all from Wal*Mart), and the ivory/off-white paint for the woodgraining was a Behr sample for $2.94 and Bondo Putty was $10.98 from the Home Depot. It's for my 5 year old son who has ADHD. Sturdy or not, during the Adventurecon troop its getting superglued to his hands. LOL!
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    Apr 12, 2010, 4:35 PM - Re: Jawa Ion Blaster Build - Step By Step - Pic HEAVY! #3

    Hey guys - Just found out that the guy that was making the resin ion blaster is no longer making them. Bummer

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