Buck Rogers Poster Gun

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    As promised, here is a brief section on the "Water games". ;)

    Water-shaping is extremely effective when you use heavy cardboard for assembly or if the part has to be shaped against the grain of the card. The card is so sturdy that normal ways of pre-shaping won't apply. If you pre-shape it the way you are used to, the part will get wrinkled and uneven. To avoid that you'll have to make the part softer before you start.

    All you need is a part of sturdy cardboard and a bowl with some water.

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    Put some drops of water onto the area which has to be formed.

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    The card I used was very sturdy. Hence I could make it pretty wet.

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    Shape the area as usual.

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    Glue it together.

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    Proceed with the other areas.

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    Done! :)

    Once the part has dried completely it will hold its new shape.

    Please remember that this works only with coloured card or a print which has been sealed before. The thicker the card the more water you need. You may use this technique on regular print-outs but then take special care. Use water VERY sparingly on the unprinted back side only and do not allow it to soak into the paper because then it will affect the colour and thus ruin the part. It is always recommended to test the procedure on a piece of scrap card to get a feel of it. :)
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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    And this is the current state of the build.

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    Oopsie - there are guns which fire around the corners. This one is one step ahead and fires backwards!!! :cool: ;) :D

    Now THIS is how it is supposed to look.

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    It is almost done and I hope you like it. :)
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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    The final greeblies were attached.

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    AAAND another blaster is done! :)

    Beauty pics will follow as soon as the weather gets better (it's raining cats and dogs here at the moment).
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  4. Octoman

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    My God! I'm pretty sure I got this for Christmas when I was a kid! I think Remco made it, in which case it's little brother was the first season laser pistol from Lost in Space!
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  5. Octoman

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    Beautiful work, R-F! You guys are SO good at this! I'm always challenged to do as well.
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  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Super work, R-F! Looks great!
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  7. Revell-Fan

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    The THRUSH rifle and the Illya Kuryakin pistol surely shared the same basic sculpt / mold.
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  8. starbuck

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    Beautiful Blaster, Master.
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  9. zathros

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    Wow! You "Banged" this one out! You should consider designing a firing mechanism, and making something that sh0ots paper bullets. Nice weapon, square, true and plumb. :)
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  10. starbuck

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    Hmmm, is there a chance to see it somewhen in the resources section?
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    great job! thanks for the hints about the water bending!
  12. Revell-Fan

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    @starbuck : Erh ... erh ...

    YES! :)

    I'm pretty busy renovating my flat so all projects are a bit stuck at the moment. I'm working on whatever time and occasion allow. I'll have to write the instructions and then it is ready for release so stay tuned, please. :)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    BEAUTY PICS!!! :)

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  14. starbuck

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    Another model I have to wait....., but also this is worth waiting for.
    Again: congratulations to your skills.
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    Now you're just showing off!! Good, I was hoping for more pics! :)
  16. Revell-Fan

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    I wanted to take you by surprise! ;)
  17. Octoman

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    PAPER BULLETS!!! PAPER BULLETS!!! The only thing better than having this model would be using it for target practice!!! :animated:
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    It might be possible to convert it..! :)
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    Approved! :)