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Bulldog44

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  1. Wow! Congratulations! Top notch armor and love the professional quality photographs. Straight off the movie set look. Well done!
  2. Excellent work on the blaster mods. Looks great.
  3. Looks fantastic! I need to build one of these now.
  4. Looks very nice. Looking forward to hearing your review when you get one in hand. Hope they ship to Japan.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Thanks Tino! I have the muzzle screws but forgot to put them back on for the photos. Thanks for pointing that out. For the end caps, I have them pushed forward in the photos but they do slide back a bit as they should showing the proper gap. I got a bit restless getting them done as I am out of working space at home. I will get the screws on there today and glue the power cylinders as well. Never ending project. Hoping to post up my latest full resin Sterling soon. I have it all assembled and tested. Has a functioning folding stock, the mag clip locks in and the charging handle can be pulled back somewhat. Keep you posted.
  15. Finally finished the DVH blaster and also the Phoenix Props/Doopy blaster. Here is the DVH blaster finished: Here are the parts leftover. I decided to use a few newer parts I casted from my own sterling parts. Here is the Phoenix Props/Doopy mixed parts blaster build. I did not use the Phoenix Props original aluminum tube and went with a PVC pipe. I still need to glue on the power cylinders and then is 100%done. Some pics of the grip and trigger assembly parts from my sterling parts . These were B grade castings with some cracks and air bubbled needing to be filled. Power Cylinders for blaster #2: Not 100% accurate or cleanly made but look decent enough. Slowly making improvements on these. Overall a good learning experience with crinkle paint, recycling older kit parts and testing new resin parts. The second blaster crinkle paint went on way too thick and not that happy with it. Hoping to figure out the best way to use that paint and get the results to be consistent and applied in a thinned coat. Last thing I noticed was that the folding stock position on both blasters was off and this was due to the template I used.If you notice the entire stock is positioned a little bit too far back. The front of the stock should protrude past the front muzzle. I believe that is more accurate. I will be using a different template now for future builds and also getting measurements from other sources to confirm the positioning. Thank you for stopping by.
  16. Really hope they do actually fulfill previously paid orders. I sort of gave up on ever getting my money back so if this works out it will be a nice surprise. Not holding my breath though until I start hearing news of orders reaching customer doorsteps.
  17. Thats what happens when you don’t read through a post thoroughly.
  18. Great job! Looked like a fun event. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Almost there with this blaster. Scope rail and counter bracket needs a quick coat of paint and the power cylinders need a touch of weathering. Work will begin on the second blaster soon after this.
  20. Congratulations Justin! Excellent handling of this run. Super trooper!
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