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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: New guy building a Tomenosuke! Reply with quote

Greetings, all!

New member here, although some of you might recognize me from other online forums.

I have a Tomenosuke kit I'm getting ready to tackle, and look forward to learning from the experts here as I share the build.

Thanks for having me!

Sean
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Matt
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome mate.

Look forward to seeing your build.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you're in the right place!

look forward to your build.

Karl
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and let the fun begin Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:14 pm    Post subject: Getting started... Reply with quote

Like many folks here, Iíve been a big fan of Blade Runner for a long time, so I was really excited when Tomenosuke was granted a license to produce replica blasters.

Unfortunately, I missed out on some of their early runs, so when the 2049 kit was offered, I snatched one up immediately. And then the kit sat on my shelf...

But the time has come to finally slay this beast!

Iíll be documenting this build on my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/SPProps

and on my Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/spprops

With any build, I like to do some research to learn about the original prop and incorporate lessons learned from the brave souls who have come before me.

Iíve been making a conscious effort to use less paper and go digital, so I started using the GoodNotes app on my iPad, which is pretty amazing - ‎https://apps.apple.com/us/app/goodnotes-5/id1444383602

HereĎs a snapshot from my first page of notes!



But the real fun with any build is the sharing and collaboration with other makers, so if you have any tips, resources, or recommendations, please post Ďem up!

Thanks!

Sean
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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unboxed the kit! Man, this thing is beautiful! A little overwhelming with all the tiny screws and springs, but looking forward to diving in! Happy to see the electronics in the magazine were already taken care of. Just one less thing Iíll need to figure out...

Been doing a lot of reading on how to tackle the main components. Will post up soon!

Sean

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice...eager to see your next update Wink
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rickhoward
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is the project going?
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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very slowly... Very Happy

Been doing a lot of research on the history of the prop and cutting it into a video. That piece is almost done!

Sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager to see it Wink
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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First video of the build is up! Many thanks to the folks here who provided a lot of this information!

Sean

https://youtu.be/FwG0lms0QvU
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joberg
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slotted screw is a must if you really want an accurate representation of the screen-used weapon. Great research, btw Wink
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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Yes, there were a few details, such as the slot screw, that I omitted in the interest of time.

Next up - unboxing the kit!

Sean
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masterjedi322



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unboxing video now up!

Sean

https://youtu.be/NCFaYofXR0U
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great vid and, as I said on the RPF, you should build that thing in a large Tuperware lid to make sure no screws are falling on the floor Shocked
The rim of the lid will keep those accidents from happening Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished prepping all the parts. Wet-sanded with 800, 1000, and 2000 grit followed by 00 steel wool.

I hadnít ever used steel wool before, but I am a believer! The near-mirror finish it brought out is amazing!

Cleaned with acetone and rinsed with warm water.

Next up will be painting and blueing!

Sean

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, steel wool is the go-to in terms of polishing metal and other things/uses also. Wink Looking spiffy!!
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