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Old 24-01-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default resin feddie blaster on ebay

spotted on ebay;
191048961137
by no meansaccurate but the first ive seen cast in resin
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Old 26-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Looks interesting, not sure which one it's supposed to be?
Says moulded from an original?
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Old 26-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Hmmmm maybe but I didnt think so but im no expert.
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Old 26-01-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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It's definately not cast off an original prop.
To be fair to him, he didn't claim that, he said it was cast from a model made buy another person (in my opinion, not very accurate).

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Old 26-01-2014, 05:53 PM   #5
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How do you find that? I tried pasting the number in the search, but I get a microbiology book.
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Old 27-01-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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Don't think it would take to much work to make it more original though, a tripod leg and a shoulder but?
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Old 27-01-2014, 01:20 PM   #7
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I saw it too

and Ham the number is 191048961133, not 7 at the end

Looks nice even i think its a bit undersized if you look at the Pic were he holds

it in his hand and missing some details

he also offers from Century Casting commlock and stun gun

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Old 27-01-2014, 01:32 PM   #8
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Afternoon all, just been chatting to Century castings, and there are plans to do other B7 items, as he is just increasing the moulds he have, but finds it hard to get items to get a mould from.
Be great if he did Federation helmets........mmmmm
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Old 27-01-2014, 01:52 PM   #9
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oops sorry about the wrong number guys. one day i'll get things right
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Old 27-01-2014, 03:36 PM   #10
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I got a stun gun off these guys, they are doing Commlock kits too. Stun gun is good for the price, but cast in two halves, which is a pain, and there is no 'hook' on the grip bottom. Commlock looks oversized in the pics.
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Old 27-01-2014, 03:43 PM   #11
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Going to be fun doing a resin kit, never done one before...
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Old 30-01-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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If it is a professionally done kit - which is rare in my experience - they can be almost as easy as some injection plastic kits. If it is a poor recast, then expect trouble.

Common faults include large number of bubbles, especially on corners and sharper edges, mould slippage creating large differences at the interface, and huge casting blocks left on which will need to be sawn off before you begin.

When sanding/sawing resin, you MUST wear a dust mask or better as the dust can be hazardous to your health, and ideally sand wet to keep the dust down too.

Once you have sanded the mating surfaces and mould plugs off, wash the parts thoroughly and ensure they dry properly, but take care if using heat as you can warp the parts.
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Old 30-01-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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Hi guys. New here, but think I should confess to being the creator of this fed blaster kit. I always wanted one so made one but made it so it could be molded and casts made for others to enjoy. It's not accurate as such but its my version with my details, these can be removed and the model could easily be made more accurate or customised. So I am century castings. I did the split stungun and the commlock (which should be the correct size) concerns about poor casts can be put aside :some bubbles, yes. But that's the only issue. Parts are clean and free of flash. Minimal dust hazards. I do all the dangerous stuff here. Thanks for buying Rick.....you are a gent.
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Old 30-01-2014, 11:42 PM   #14
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Hi Kirth, and welcome to the board

I have your stun gun, and can vouch that it's a really nice kit, very clean cast. I'm a little puzzled by the absence of the 'lanyard' on the bottom of the handle?

Can you reveal the dimensions of your commlock? I have one of the 'Italian Guy' Commlocks with the working screens, and I'd like to get another one to dispay in the desk viewer that was also supplied.

Any new kits in the works?

Cheers, Simon
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:50 AM   #15
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Hi there mate and welcome to the small group of maniacs who think the Federation Guard are still cool after all the year - hope you enjoy the site.
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Old 31-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #16
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Hi Kirth, glad to have you aboard!

It's always good to see models and kits from B7. Any more in the pipeline?
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Old 31-01-2014, 10:15 AM   #17
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Thanks for the nice welcome guys. Means alot.

Birdie,
All my stungun kits have lanyard eyes:
its possible both yours broke off in transit? They are not very strong......but none have broken in transit yet to my knowledge.
Also someone called hutchtom2012 recast my design after only a few weeks of it being on sale and tried to pass it off as his own work. Perhaps yours was from him? I know his recast is done in cheap 'backfill' resin and he supplies paper stickers with it instead of the vinyl ones I put with my kits. He is now trying to undercut me by a fiver. Did yours come in a century castings box? If yours was off me and no lanyard eyes then message me on ebay and I will happy to send you another kit.
As an aside, there were 2 reasons why this kit was cast in 2 halves.
1. Because I'm a product designer by trade, I wanted to fit the kit into a certain size box so I could offer free postage and so keep overall costs to a minimum and so pass those low costs on to customers and sell the product.
2. Some people wanted a split kit so they could hollow it out in some areas to add lighting and wires and battery.

my commlock kit measurements:

overall length: 18cm
wide side width: 5cm
narrow side width: 3.9cm
hope that helps.

I want to make as many kits as I can from b7. I'm working on a clip gun kit at the moment....then I saw a prototype sketch of the clip gun on this forum.....now I want to make that badboy!
pursuit ship as well, that should be quite easy to make.
The shoulder butt for the fed blaster should be easy to make a kit of. I have telescopic chrome tubes ready, just need some measurments for the butt itself.
I'm keen to give anything a go to be honest. I have several unfinished models in my studio, not just confined to B7. I'm working on a large 1:35 scale haunebu II kit. Costing a fortune though in silicone and resin.
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Old 31-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #18
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Sound good to me, I have seen conflicting reviews on the Horizon technical manual, so last December I asked Mat Irvine on how accurate they were, and was told that there are 2 versions, one genuine one that Horizon produce and is in 3 parts (the one that takes ages to put in order and has fold out pages) and written by Paul Holroyd (who happened to be stood behind me at the time) who worked on the show and worked in collaboration with Mat and the crew, so should be quite spot on.
And another one also called a Technical Manual, by somebody else who had nothing to do with the show and had no contact with anybody involved in Blakes 7, so just made up.....
The 3 part one is still produced by Horizon (as I bought a copy)...

Hope this helps.......
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Old 31-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #19
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Hi Kirth,

Yes, my kit is from the other guy. My apologies, if I had known you were being recast, I would have ensured it was you I was ordering from

Thanks for the dims, look forward to more kits from you

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Old 31-01-2014, 01:48 PM   #20
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a resin clipgum would be very very welcome .
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