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echoleader
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« on: October 09, 2014, 02:59:50 pm »

I painted up one of my kits and added a custom scope mount with scope.

















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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 03:02:10 pm »

Nice! Dry brushing or airbrush; or both? The weathering is most authentic.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 03:05:56 pm »

Base coat was done with rattle can paint and the weathering was accomplished with Winsor & Newton artist oils, Black and Burnt Umber brushed on and wiped off with a rag.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 03:10:09 pm »

This is what the raw kit looks like.



This is the custom scope and mount before paint.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 03:46:58 pm »

That's a beautiful finish. Hard to believe it was done with a spray can. Well done sir!
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 04:16:14 pm »

Nice kit , nice scope , nice paint.
What did you use for the knurled ends of the scope pray tell?
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2014, 04:27:06 pm »

I disassembled a couple of air line quick disconnects and various brass lamp parts.

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2014, 04:28:47 pm »

Where did you get the nice kit?
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 04:35:57 pm »

I produce and sell the kit on my website. www.resinatorlab.com
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2014, 04:53:58 pm »

That's a beautiful finish. Hard to believe it was done with a spray can. Well done sir!

Absolutely! Quite amazing work! *applause*

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 04:02:47 am »

Really impressive finish on a very well-made replica !

Politely curious if your company ever considers 'outside' submissions for potential new firearm pieces ?
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 06:54:46 am »

Very nicley done - I am most impressed by your take on colt's classic revolver!
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 07:55:00 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you so much for sharng your excellent work with us, echoleader.
I'm dilly-dallying about starting my first project for a weapon and your example will be a major source of inspiration to me.

I remain yours,
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 10:43:21 am »

Airhose connectors. Brilliant! I'm embarrassed that I hadn't thought of that myself. I believe a trip to the hardware box store may be in order soon.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 12:07:31 pm »

Yes, major WOW on that paint job! Shocked! Shocked!

Would you reveal to us the type of rattle can paint you used?

Wonderful work!
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 02:42:24 pm »

Nicely done, but I really think you should have left the brass be brass and not paint over it.

Harbor Freight usually has very good prices on airhose fittings.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2014, 03:45:40 pm »

Thanks go out for the compliments.

At the moment I'm only doing work on items I produce.

The rattle cans I used were the Rust-oleum brand sold in the US. I used metallic silver over gray primer.



I'm working on a brass finish next and thinking of making a different scope on that one. We'll see how that turns out.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2014, 04:12:17 am »

Echoleader: Do you have any tips about how to take those hose line connectors apart? Do they unscrew, or is a cutting wheel required?


Nicely done, but I really think you should have left the brass be brass and not paint over it.

Harbor Freight usually has very good prices on airhose fittings.


Indeed, I just got back with several examples that only set me back $2-3 each. About half what they go for on Amazon.

My favorite was this $7 beast.



It's destined to become a scientific instrument once I've attached a handle.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2014, 04:48:09 am »

  Elegant work! TRULY elegant!
  Despite my gender I believe I will soon send for one of the Lady's Weapon Of Choice for my own use!
  You might consider looking about for a leather crafter to provide you a source of holsters for your excellent sidearms as well...
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2014, 04:55:14 am »

Echoleader: Do you have any tips about how to take those hose line connectors apart? Do they unscrew, or is a cutting wheel required?


Nicely done, but I really think you should have left the brass be brass and not paint over it.

Harbor Freight usually has very good prices on airhose fittings.


Indeed, I just got back with several examples that only set me back $2-3 each. About half what they go for on Amazon.


My favorite was this $7 beast.



It's destined to become a scientific instrument once I've attached a handle.



It takes some wrangling but they unscrew. Just be careful you don't mare up the brass. I used a vise with some rubber padding and a wrench.
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2014, 11:54:53 am »



It takes some wrangling but they unscrew. Just be careful you don't mare up the brass. I used a vise with some rubber padding and a wrench.

You're obviously a better man than I, because I completely failed at my attempt. I did discover that one type was held together with just a C-ring though. I need to go back and get a few more of these.


 Ah well, I suppose they'll make good  barrel inserts for energy weapons.
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echoleader
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2014, 03:31:24 pm »



It takes some wrangling but they unscrew. Just be careful you don't mare up the brass. I used a vise with some rubber padding and a wrench.

You're obviously a better man than I, because I completely failed at my attempt. I did discover that one type was held together with just a C-ring though. I need to go back and get a few more of these.


 Ah well, I suppose they'll make good  barrel inserts for energy weapons.

Sorry, Yes, some of these are held together with a C-ring which are way easier to take apart then the ones I used which screw together. Never throw anything away, I'm sure you can use it for something else.
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2014, 03:55:13 pm »

I started working on a second revolver. This one will have a total brass scope and mount system. This version will have a slightly longer scope as you can see in the pic. The revolver will also be painted in brass with a weathered finish.







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