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Hoggydo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Advice on Battery Size/Type Please? Reply with quote

Hi Guys

Hope someone can help me here with a bit of advice on battery size/type? I purchased one of Michelles BR Blasters from the ioffer.com website and to be fair to Michelle the kit was clearly sold as having no instructions......I have dissasemled, sanded, painted etc the gun and soldered all the 5 LED's for the light box/switch etc but I don't know what size/voltage battery to use? Does anyone know/figure if it would be the same type/voltage as Sid used for his metal kits? if so does anyone know what size/voltage battery he used for those?

I would be grateful as always for any advice from those in the know!!

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I have,
p23ga 12v No.4223 alkaline

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy.....I am going to have to hope and assume that mine takes the same as noone else seems to know or want to tell what they used Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Paul.
Congrats on buying a blaster.
Wish i could help but mine is a Coyle so not sure it'd be the same or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Neil

You being from the UK too you know all about the problems that we have here getting replica prop guns like these so I was thrilled to finally have one now. Once I have it finished I will post some photos on here for people to see.......but I am well happy with it. I am going to go with Andy's suggestion over the battery size as I cant get hold of Michelle and other attemps to find out, thus far, have yielded nothing.

Hope you are keeping well mate?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was searching for what seemed like ever, lol.
I was lucky to get mine off someone already in the UK.
The feeling when i got one was amazing.
Can't wait to see the pics of your's all finished up.

Here's a quick pic of mine


Didn't have to do anything to it, thinking of making the paint scheme more accurate though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great Neil! Thanks for adding the photo. In an ideal world I would like a full metal version but I am happy with what I have for now! I will definitely post some photos soon and, as always, I value the opinion of the guys on here, yourself included! Do you have a large collection of BR stuff? essentially the other stuff I have is the ChinYen off world money, appatment card, Vidphon card and a couple of the Deckard credit cards (one Worldcard and one of the 'Put the Green back in your wallet' cards) I also got a pretty cool opium duck and small Buddha statue (both from Ebay) and a holster for the blaster from Phil Steinschneider (who in my opinion is a lovely guy to chat and deal with by the way). My final piece is a 2019 version of the ID/Wallet from Eltee on here......He is still actually working on it though as he has had to make changes to the ID card and the other photo items as his original sets were from the pre BR Deckard 2012 era. I am patiently waiting for him to finish that for me and then I will call the collecting a day for a while!! well for at least a few weeks anyway Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love a metal blaster aswell, maybe some day Smile A holster aswell.
My BR collection isn't that large, compared to alot of members on here anyway.
All the items i do have i love to pieces, especially my "Leons Belongings", apartment card & VK card.
Fred & Beast are the best Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://propsummit.com/upload/601/br_blaster_1_(3).jpg

Neil

Here is a quick photo of the blaster. It is minus it's lightbox whilst I try and sort out the correct type of battery and I am sure that some of the purists on here wont like the weaver knob and catch in base metal but I can always paint those later if I change my mind!!

I will post one of the finished article once I have the lights working but so far I am happy!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops! No photo when I click on the link!! Embarassed Will rectify and repost it!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://propsummit.com/upload/601/br_blaster_1_(5).jpg

Hope this works this time!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that is one sweet looking blaster!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul you're such a tease! Still no pictures
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Paul you're such a tease! Still no pictures


If you copy the url and paste it into your browser it should work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv189/Hoggydo/BRBlaster13.jpg

Ok guys try pasting this in to your browser and see if that works? Dont quite know why I can't get the photo to load directly but I will work on that whilst you guys can have a look at the blaster. All comments/criticisms welcome
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Neil

Thanks for the positive comments. It was good fun making the kit! Quite a bit of flatting/sanding with 1200 grit wet and dry paper was needed then I spot filled any pin holes/scratches with plumbers mait, resanded and then it all got 2 coats of Plastikote Primer. The final black finish was plastikote Satin Black (not as shiny as others I looked at) then the grip butt plate was done in Plastikote Aluminium. The wiring was pretty straight forward for the 5 LED's, now all I need is to get a battery and fix the battery holder in situ and away we go!! replicants in Guildford beware!! Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Blade-Runner-Blaster-Worldcon-Movie-Prop-Kit_W0QQitemZ140324247374QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_SciFi_fantasyCollectables_EH?hash=item20abfa174e&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1687%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

If anyone wants to buy one and give it a go the link above will take you to one that Michelle has just put on ebay!!! he's a decent enough guy and delivers fast too so it might be of interest to someone on here?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoggydo wrote:
replicants in Guildford beware!! Razz


Haha...love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Suitable Batteries Reply with quote

Firastly you need to know the ratings for the LED's if you don't know them or aren't up to using a test meter, don't dispair , most 3mm LED's operate around 20milliamps so start with a 3v Lithium CR2 Duracell or any other equivalent , then move to 6v if the three doesn't work or is very dim the move up to 12v however, if there is no resistor in the circuit don't go to 12 v with out adding say a 10k ohm resistor to the positive lead of the battery. This won't do any harm to the circuit and will extend your battery life . Hope this helps!
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