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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:55 pm    Post subject: Offworld blaster - does anyone make metal parts/ first build Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
This is my first post...So hopefully I'm pointed in the right direction. I recently purchased my first Blade Runner blaster. I was looking around to find a verision that was reasonably priced that I might be able to Mod or change out parts over time. What I didn't realize was the gun I purchase was based on the 38 special size of the Bulldog (undercover) and not the 44 caliber like the movie version. So after my purchase, I realized my mistake and thought to myself.... "Self..you I could resell this or you could have some fun with it." (On a quick side note I have ordered a Tomenosuke - Retailer version which should be arriving in the next couple of weeks). Anyway, back on subject, I have been looking around for any metal parts to replace the mostly plastic ones on the blaster. I was curious if I could tap the hive mind of Propsummit and see if anyone is making some of the parts I need. I am finding some from actual 38 size parts from various places..but still having a hard time finding the following in the correct size for the blaster.
I have hoping to replace the following
- plastic receiver end
- plastic bolt handle
- plastic chassis/frame - current one is cracked
- plastic side chamber covers
- also hoping to replace the original resin grips with something nicer
Thank you for your help in advance...and look forward to posting some pictures as things progress


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some of the parts I am working with. I have picked up the cylinder covers from Rich, but they will take minor adjustment. Same with the locking lever and the receiver end. I could manipulate some of the parts but would rather not...Rich's work is great but still meant for the 44 chassis. Also, I gave purchase a metal handle frame and cylinder from a real Charter Arms undercover revolver. So still hoping to find some castings meant for an offworld.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit difficult; some had done it in the past, but with Tome's arrival it seems that the Off-World is not as popular...hence the lack of people making metal parts. You could always find a metal shop that could help you in that matter.
Good luck Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have an outer grip frame in metal from an OffWorld deluxe kit. I seem to remember ending up with a spare. If that's something you need I'll see if I can find it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jinxed wrote:
I might have an outer grip frame in metal from an OffWorld deluxe kit. I seem to remember ending up with a spare. If that's something you need I'll see if I can find it.

Cheers

Jinxed, I sent you a PM. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have be slowly working on finding metal parts from the Charter Arms undercover .38 special and making some parts, with A LOT of help from family members. I have found a cylinder, inner frame, and the crane
Then, we have made a steel barrel, and an aluminum site rod ( only took me 3 attempts...lol).
I have also had a family member who has offered to cast some parts that I can make, so I have currently working on the wax forms for the end cap for the cylinder, the chassis, and the bolt lever. I have been slowly moving forward with the project.




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Are you going to offer metal parts for sale? Would love to buy some off of you?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm following on the RPF also. Looks great so far Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2023 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
Looks great! Are you going to offer metal parts for sale? Would love to buy some off of you?
I'm not planning on offering anything for sale. I did ask the person that is casting my parts and he was not interested in doing additional pieces :0(.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2023 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here are the few parts my uncle cast for me in white bronze. I ground down the sprues and cleaned off the surfaces. They look great and will definitely add some much needed weight to the build. Hoping to get the cylinder , cylinder side covers and the bolt cast in the next couple of weeks. I don't have the heart to grind up those other side covers from Rich. They are a close fit..but would take a lot of massaging. Also, I made a tip for the bolt out of aluminum the I will ultimately attach to it. Also, I have another friend make up an outter grip handle on the CNC machine....he did a great job!



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2023 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
I'm following on the RPF also. Looks great so far Smile

Hey there, honored that your following. I've seen some of your work and it's INCREDIBLE!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dcast...eager to see your progress; either here or on the RPF Wink
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