My Zam blaster is 100% done!!

MonCal

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Wow! That looks awesome. Too bad they gouged you for that much more from the estimated cost!
 
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Zam I Am

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Are those inner nozzle parts machined too? or are they found parts?

(Here comes the drooling after the naugahyde skinning...)
 
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JediNitess

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That is awesome! :D And I want one...but I'm hoping another option works itself out 'cause $500 is a lot for just the barrel.

So pretty though...so pretty....
 
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Zam I Am

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So those black pieces are painted machined aluminum? They look like rubber o ring and a some sorta rubber starlike something or other.
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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the gear is machined.. i dunno if it's dyed or what - but it's not painted. the small washer ring is plastic.
 
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Zam I Am

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:love blaster :love Do you think they inserted a hard black rubber gear or that it's some machined really hard plastic?
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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who¿ LFL¿ Yes- there is a small gear in the real prop. I doubt it's rubber.. probably metal - like this one.
 
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Zam I Am

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I didn't know you could "dye" metal to be black. That's why I thought it would be some kind of hard rubber or plastic gear in yours.
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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there is some sort of dye stuff.. i remember using it when i use to work in a machine shop - oh so many years ago.. but the name of it escapes me now.
 
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Zam I Am

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I thought metal doesn't dye, you can paint it, you can put chemicals on it to make it look tarnished etc, but dye it? Confused **
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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well - it's not a dye - persay.. like it doesn't soak into it... but it's a liquid that almost stains it... i dunno... like what all the kids do to the black section of their luke ROTJ lightsabers...
 
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Zam I Am

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Ok, that makes more sense. :) I thought it was weird for your machinist to go through the trouble of finding and boiling metal at such a high temp to just get it black with some dye. Cause machinists don't do that... Unless it's pre treated black looking metal that was used. I was just thinking if there are black gear parts readily available. That way we wouldn't have to pay a machinist to do it. The nozzle tip is too unique it seems not to be machined. And hey, just need more syringes and rubber o rings :) Is that back end of the blaster also have a rubber o ring too?
 
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kimncris

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It could be anodized or maybe it's alumablack?

it looks great!!!

Dallas, did they make the "bolt" thing as a separate piece or did they CNC it put of the solid barrel? It might make it a little less expensive if it was separate since it would just be another round shape...?

The front is such an interesting configuration. I wonder what it could have been in a former life if it was a found item...

-cris
 
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kimncris

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Oh- another thing I just noticed! There's no center pin?! (inside the smallest ring of the muzzle) Man I really misinterpreted those pics!

-cris
 
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Dustin Crops Boy

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anodized - that's the word i was thinking of :) Thanks Cris.

Oh - here's how it was broken down:


what do you mean by center pin¿
 
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kimncris

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whoa! nice. that's pretty much how I did mine. Drats :(

I would show you about the pin, but my server is down I guess.

Kimmy do you have the pic I emailed you handy?

In the very center of the front of the barrel, I thought I saw a shiny silver dot, which I thought was a small pin. It could very well be the reflection from the bottom of the concave section though.

-cris
 
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Zam I Am

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Same thought crossed my mind cris... but From dallas' pic I thought, mebbe a black sorta reflection?

Then... I thought, a mini black speaker in the nozzle to make blaster sound effects... :love!

Oh, Knc, do you mean this center pin pic? (Kimmy, I thought I'd help ya guys out from all de searchin)

Here's the stand up shot:
 
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