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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2017, 11:58:15 AM »
Very nice work with press casting. Mine alway comes out poorly, or with enormous flash to hack through.

Who's the gun fighter? I don't recognise the parts.

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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2017, 12:29:59 PM »
Very nice work with press casting. Mine alway comes out poorly, or with enormous flash to hack through.

Who's the gun fighter? I don't recognise the parts.

Thanks, I am still learning a lot about the press casting and improving day by day. Some recent casts have come out nearly perfect so I am very happy with that side of component duplication.

The gun fighter is a 54mm Highwayman off ebay, but the person who measured him is clearly blind as he stands 70 mm tall. I am pondering how best to 'cut' him down to size but I loved the pose so when the manufacturer 'end of lined' him out for 10 I took the gamble!

Here is the seller: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/darkstarmini?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 11:47:01 AM »
The gun fighter is a 54mm Highwayman off ebay, but the person who measured him is clearly blind as he stands 70 mm tall.

Oh boo, really? He's one I've been eyeing up for a while too :(

Do you have a scale photo of him standing next to an Inquisitor model?
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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 08:41:09 PM »
Oh boo, really? He's one I've been eyeing up for a while too :(

Do you have a scale photo of him standing next to an Inquisitor model?

Here you go, not as bad as i thought but still very tall!


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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »
Gosh yes, he's a giant! I don't think he's out of the realms of plausibility but he'll stick out on the tabletop alright.

Also, is the top half of his head missing, or is it just me?

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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 03:58:56 PM »
Also, is the top half of his head missing, or is it just me?

He's missing his hat.

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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2017, 02:08:25 PM »
Not 100 % sure on the best 'other' place for a request like this but I am after a set of the hands holding the pistol grips that came in one of the expansion packs. I need one of each hand (a left and a right) so I can use them for scale measures to look at creating 'new' versions of them for inclusion in my planned gun packs. Would anyone have a pair that they could part with or even loan for a short period? I have a fair sizes bits box now for trades or happy to pay.

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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2017, 03:09:23 PM »
I'll have a look when I'm home from work tonight.
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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2017, 07:17:29 AM »
I have quite a few sets of those in the bitz box. :) You're welcome to a pair.

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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 10:12:15 PM »
Decided it's probs best to move my new guns updates to my WIP.

So ayway, high caliber auto pistol anyone?


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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2017, 02:53:16 AM »
If you're looking for serious critique, I'd make the muzzle diameter a little more modest, and work out which parts are supposed to be the moving parts of the slide.  It's got a fixed barrel at the front that seems to transition into a solid slide at the back, so it feels vaguely reminiscent of the devil's tuning fork optical illusion. (Each end sort of makes sense on its own, but they're a right mind screw together).

That said, I'll admit that I'm more pedantic than most about that kind of thing.
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Re: gpemby WIP
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2017, 09:30:34 AM »
If you're looking for serious critique, I'd make the muzzle diameter a little more modest, and work out which parts are supposed to be the moving parts of the slide.  It's got a fixed barrel at the front that seems to transition into a solid slide at the back, so it feels vaguely reminiscent of the devil's tuning fork optical illusion. (Each end sort of makes sense on its own, but they're a right mind screw together).

That said, I'll admit that I'm more pedantic than most about that kind of thing.

It's an interesting point, I have based this on the Desert Eagle which does have a slightly different slide mechanism, as you can see: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JBfst0r199s/hqdefault.jpg

Highlighted here is the area that I considered part of the slide but there is no where for the shell casing to go so it is in fact a useless pistol unless you fancy single shots and one bullet clips.



So I have raised a lip to bring the slider to a much more functional ability to eject the shell. The barrel is not final yet, just a place holder that needs the barrel hole cutting out.

« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 09:39:25 AM by gpemby »