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AaronD82
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: BR Blaster for my Dad - (UPDATED 28th March 2012) Reply with quote

Hi All

So over the last year I have realised my dream of owning a Blade Runner blaster, and now I have completed the same dream for my father.

Last year thanks to hirohawa, I managed to get hold of an in-expensive Australian blaster kit, which I started putting together in my evenings - all through January.

It took me just over a month to get it the way I wanted. Involved a lot of sanding, reshaping and careful planning, but the end result, I think, is fantastic, and I'm pretty sure my Dad is going to be gobsmacked Smile

So without further intro, I enclose some pics for you all to see.
Bottom pic shows the other bit's I've acquired to accompany the blaster Smile








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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: BR Blaster for my Dad - Mission Accomplished Reply with quote

A tremendous build and warmest congratulations are in order..

Your blaster has turned out brilliantly and you have earned the right to be mighty proud.

Bravo mate and cheers for sharing!

Highest regards

MARK
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: BR Blaster for my Dad - Mission Accomplished Reply with quote

Staar wrote:
A tremendous build and warmest congratulations are in order..

Your blaster has turned out brilliantly and you have earned the right to be mighty proud.

Bravo mate and cheers for sharing!

Highest regards

MARK


Thank you for the kind words Staar Smile you've just made my day!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work! love to see people having a go with these kits! congrats on a really lovely looking build!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Baron Smile

I agree with you, more people should give this kit a go. For the price, with time and effort this piece can really look good.

The only thing I underestimated was the cost of the paints and extras that I needed to get. But then, I was low on a few modelling essentials - I shall be putting them to good use on my next project Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good indeed! And the good thing also, being member of this board, is that later on you can improve your piece by getting these metals add-ons that other members are selling Cool Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very nice present for your dad!

I have consider doing same, but my dad has sold most of his gun collection items. So BR-blaster would just end hidden and not displayed. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great thing you did for your dad. My son built me a blaster many years ago when any blaster was rare. Crude as it was, I will cherish it far above all the other blasters that have become available since. You do yourself proud.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to pop in again and say thanks for all the kind words guys Smile

I thoroughly enjoyed building this blaster, and learnt a lot of new techniques in the process.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Aussie recast Reply with quote

Looks great, I am working on one myself so know all the trouble you had.

Great silver on the grip butt.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford Moon Dust Silver Base coat. Followed by rub n buff Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rub n buff is the nuts
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my Dad is well chuffed Smile Here's a couple of pics of him with it Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Shocked in the last pic your Dad looks like "Bone" from Star Trek Wink ...brilliant!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL.. fantastic!!

Cheers for sharing mate..

Kind regards

MARK
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!

What a great gift!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cool. Great job.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update. Following on from presenting my father with the blaster I put together for him.

My sister has just completed his custom display case. Thought you guys would like to see Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very smart, I love it, well done! Very Happy

Where did you find such a fabulous case?

He must be one very happy man........
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