Buck Rogers - Blaster (2)

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  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Buck Rogers - also an old SF- series with cool stuff.
    Started the blaster created by Revell-Fan - Thx for this model.

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  2. starbuck

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    Beside the sheets with the parts for the blaster also a very detailed instruction is attached.
    As always with black models the edges can be seen. But at the end I will paint the model to
    hide the white edges.

    By the way - it is my first model with 160g paper. It is not as stable as my 200g paper but the
    round parts are much more easy to build.

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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a good start.
    I am looking forward to seeing how your build turns out.
  4. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    This is a fun build. You'll like the final product. I built mine a while ago and it's still holding up. The only change I made was to leave off the trigger so I could handle it better. Good job.
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  5. Revell-Fan

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    Great to see this coming together! :) Don't worry about the gsm, I always use the 160s. It should work fine for the blaster. If you feel that it is necessary you may reinforce the part(s) in question with additional layers of paper. Good luck with it (it is much easier than the Colonial Blaster)! :)
  6. starbuck

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    Thank you for the cheering words.
    @ Revell-Fan - I use the 160g paper based on your recommendation;-)) - as mentioned good to work, and as you said - in case of need - reinforcements.

    Here the next pics:

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  7. starbuck

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    So next parts cut and assambled. So far no problems found.
    Everything suits together and the instruction tells you exactly what to do.

    Oh, part 17B - the part to enlarge the blaster. bgt01 said he did not use the trigger for better handling. Therefore I prepared this part as I want to have and reach the trigger.

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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Feel free to modify the kit to make it fit. :)
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  9. starbuck

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    Will do so, Blaster Master;-))

    Next parts including - the trigger. I could not find the trigger within the sheets for the black version of the gun.
    So I used the parts of the gold version and coloured black;-))

    The trigger-front (white in this picture) I coloured dark red - seemed to be suitable to show how dangerous it is to activate the trigger.

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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Oops - SORRY! Thank you for pointing this out! The trigger parts are on page 7 (inside the black box on the right). I have filled the box completely with black by accident. I have added a revised version of the kit to the Resource section:

    http://www.zealot.com/resources/hawks-blaster.5/updates

    and will ask Martin to replace the file on his site.

    :)
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  11. starbuck

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    Oh, and I was wondering about the black box - I did not find a use for it - now I know why;-)

    So next parts

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    My mistake! ;) BTW, Martin has replaced the file on his site, too. :)
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    Not a problem. BTW much fun to build - like this blaster.
    So, final spurt: the stand and the fully assambled blaster.

    Next and really final step colouring to hide the edges. Pictures to follow.

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    Finally painted.
    Summary: This is a very nice model, which is not really difficult to build.
    Top model - result perfect.
    Thank you Revell-Fan for this model.

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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Great job, starbuck - you are welcome! :)

    (Just one note: It appears that the rim of the recessed circle has not been painted yet; it must be black, too ;) .)
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    Looks great starbuck!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The could be made out of aluminum flashing very easily!! Nice job Starbuck. :)
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    [n, post: 992676, member: 47592"]Great job, starbuck - you are welcome! :)

    (Just one note: It appears that the rim of the recessed circle has not been painted yet; it must be black, too ;) .)[/QUOTE]
    I know that the rims should be black. But as I saw them white I liked them. So I think I will leave them as they are.

    Thanks to all for the cheering words.