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Everything posted by Bulldog44

  1. Welcome Goldammer! No worries about experience with armor building. It's a fun learning experience with lots of great support here on the FISD.
  2. The blaster cam out amazing. Top notch work! I am currently copying an MGC part for part. A nice guy who owns one in Japan kindly disassembled his so I can make molds. Once I finally get it all molded and casted up I will be back here looking how to make or acquire all the add ons to make it an ROTJ blaster. Thank you for sharing all the information on this build.
  3. The work done on this is amazing. I have 2 Disney blasters I gutted for the electronics and was thinking to junk the shells but after seeing what Hideya has done I am considering to convert them.
  4. Excellent build! It is great to see how you ran the wires from the scope by drilling the hole in the scope base. Although I make the scopes I have yet to try setting up a blastfx scope display. Hoping to try this soon. Thank you again for sharing such a detailed build log of your Asahi blaster. This deserves to be pinned for future member builds who attempt an Asahi blaster conversation.
  5. Excellent build! The original looks pretty cool but the addition of the aluminum receiver really transforms it.
  6. Super! It came out great. Wish I could get the Denix DLT-19 shipped to Japan. Envious!
  7. Wow! Congratulations! Top notch armor and love the professional quality photographs. Straight off the movie set look. Well done!
  8. Excellent work on the blaster mods. Looks great.
  9. Looks fantastic! I need to build one of these now.
  10. Looks very nice. Looking forward to hearing your review when you get one in hand. Hope they ship to Japan.
  11. Congratulations Ben!!!! This has been a great build to follow and your dedication to make it top notch paid off. Looking sharp! Welcome to the ranks! Best of luck with your new armor and hope you get to troop very soon!
  12. Congratulations on getting your kit Mark. RS is a great set or armor. I have a PVC kit and love it. I found that trimming the kit is not always easy and getting the parts to line up can be a challenge . Just do lots of reference photo checks and ask as you go along. Measure three or four times if you have to. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing you complete your armor!
  13. I am deeply saddened to hear the news. My condolences. He was a stand up guy from my experience buying a helmet kit from him., super kind and helpful. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Buckets off.
  14. Great work on this Ben. I didn't realize how much work needs to go into this armor. The results are great so far and can't wait to see this completed. Keep up the great work and updates.
  15. I like having fans in my helmet for those hotter days. Troopercoola fans are a great way to go as he offers them with speed controls. Nice to be able to set the fans on low or high. I wired up my own and not 100% happy as they can be quite noisy at their set speed.
  16. It's unfortunate when communication goes dark and there are no clue at whats happening. Hopefully Daniel can reach out to all his paid customers and let them know whats the status of their orders.
  17. Thanks for adding that. Agreed, it’s more for detail than functionality. It’s great to see you have made your kits to have these features. It’s a lot of extra mold making and casting but the results are worth it.
  18. Thank you Tino! To be honest I cannot say if the receivers can be bend free with each casting. I did 2 more castings and those had a slight bend because I did not have the mold perfectly straight before the resin cured. It will take some time and practice to make good copies. The folding stock is fragile if you compare it to a real sterling or a metal replica but it’s not as weak as it may seem. The resin I use has a bit of flex to it so its not the type that shatters easily. It will probably crack if flexed too much but so far I have had no issues. Opens and latches closed like it should.
  19. Tino, Here is the first completed sterling parts kit. Almost all the parts are resin except for the springs and the pins to hold the stock together and rear sight. Some parts screw on like the original parts and others had to be glued. Pretty straightforward though. The receiver tube is all resin. I made a mold of the an RA Props tube I drilled out with a template. It’s not as pretty as a machined receiver but it looks very nice. Super light and fairly durable. This mold is only for testing out making resin copies. I am in the process of making a new mold of a receiver tube I sourced in Japan. I had to remove 1mm from the inner diameter using a drill and sandpaper on a dowel. Not perfect but it works well enough to slide the bolt in the receiver.
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