"V" - Visitor blaster

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  1. sgoti

    sgoti Officially Licensed Smart Aleck

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    Two words:

    Suh Wheet!
  2. clif52

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    That is just too COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! I'll have to build one of those.

    Clif
  3. Selezen

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    I've always wanted one of these, so this is a model I might ACTUALLY build!!

    Thanks for making it, guys. It's lovely. I regularly rewatch the original series and it looks spot-on!
  4. Revell-Fan

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    Thank you for your comment! Getting the paint scheme right was one of the biggest issues, they used so many different blaster types on the show which made it very hard to find out how the ultimate "hero" blaster was supposed to look like. A few weeks ago I found some close-ups of the greeblies on the handle which required a revision of the first design. That was the reason why the kit was released so late. I too am really happy with the final one and I hope it was worth the wait. Merry X-mas!
  5. Zathros

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    I would not walk around down the street carrying one of these, it is "killer" looking! :)
  6. Revell-Fan

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    I wouldn't visit a bank with this one! :)
  7. Craftman

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    Wow! I got interested in papercraft only a couple of weeks ago and found this site today! I must say that the V blaster is a dream! Really nice work! :)
  8. Revell-Fan

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    Hello fans! :)

    Last night I had an inspiration on how to make the gun a bit more stable. I'm altering the plans and will test the new version when I resume work on the Visitor rifle. Please be patient with this one because there are two other projects in the queue which have to be finished first. I just want you to know that I haven't abandoned this one..! :)
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is good news! thumbsup
    I am looking forward to rebuilding it, as well as the rifle!
  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen (as well as any 5th column members or supporters).
    Revell-Fan has made a couple of changes and updates to this (already FANTASTIC) blaster. So I am doing another test build and am continuing this thread with showing the photos of that build and highlighting the changes that have been made.

    Thank you for watching.
    So please stay tuned to the "FREEDOM NETWORK" for the latest updates on this project!
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    As promised, here are the photos of my test build.
    Here are the parts sheets.
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    Starting with the front main body and indicator switch (which does move back and forth).
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the heat sink for the barrel.
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    The heat sink is in place.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the upper receiver.

    Starting with the recessed component.
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    Here are the internal formers
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    The main body of the upper receiver is (partially) assembled. As you can see, the recessed component is in place.
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    The formers are in place.
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    The upper receiver is assembled.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the barrel assembly.
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    The barrel is assembled.
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    The barrel is in place (but not glued in place yet).
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    Now to start on the handle, trigger assembly, and the rest of the weapon.

    So please stay tuned to the "FREEDOM NETWORK" for the latest updates on this project!
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    Excellent start! And thank you very much for doing this test! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is an update of my progress so far. I am now working with the handle assembly.
    You will notice that this is quite different from the original one (from this point). The lower support arm now runs through and is anchored to the inside of the bottom of the handle.

    Starting with the parts for the handle itself.
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    Assembling the basic frame of the handle.
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    This part is to help anchor the lower support arm.
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    I have put the lower support arm in place.
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    The internal formers are in place.
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    The basic frame of the handle is complete.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the front trigger guard and trigger in place.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Now working on the handle grips.

    These plates were laminated to 2.5 mm.
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    The plates are in place.
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    Here are the textured grips. I made two copies of the texture grips.

    This set, I laminated to 1.0mm.
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    This set, I laminated to 0.5mm and cut the "ribs" apart (and painted the edges).
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    I started gluing the 'ribs" in place.
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    All of the 'ribs" are now attached and the grips are now finished.
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    I added the rivets to the handle.
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    Now on to attaching the upper receiver and the other components for it.

    So please stay tuned to the "FREEDOM NETWORK" for the latest updates on this project!
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  20. Revell-Fan

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    The ribs detailing looks great! I could add the parts to another page for those who want to give the model the same level of detail. What do you think, folks? :)
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