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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Sidkit Enigma Reply with quote

Greetings all,
I purchased a second-hand Sidkit all metal blaster from eBay from a gentleman in Italy, so far so good. Iím in the middle of putting it together. Itís my first build and a massive learning curve. One of them is to make sure you have all the parts before starting the build. I have already discovered to my annoyance five bolts missing from the kit.
My understanding Sidkit produced several variants on the theme. My kit is mostly comprised from metal (pewter) except for the ammo box (plastic) and a resin/plastic barrel. From what Iíve gathered from forums and the web, the metal version is just that, apart from the amber grips. Mine appears to be some kind of a hybrid? Any Sidkit aficionados out there who can shine a light on this conundrum would be much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Propsummit darth odious...yes, other will surely chime in with their experience with this prop for sure.
Good luck with the build!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was there ever a Sidkit that was not all metal? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:56 am    Post subject: Sidkit Enigma Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271690552965?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
This is the kit in question.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Welcome to Propsummit darth odious...yes, other will surely chime in with their experience with this prop for sure.
Good luck with the build!
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
Not sure what I've brought to be honest.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

darth odious wrote:
hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
Not sure what I've brought to be honest.


That is a legit seller. Have bought stuff from him before. At some point they may have run out of barrels and swapped in a resin one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
darth odious wrote:
hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
Not sure what I've brought to be honest.



That's reassuring news. Would have preferred the original metal barrel, the resin one doesn't come with the three pre-drilled holes.. My next course of action is to get a steel one made unless there's someone out there with a spare barrel for a Sidkit Worldcon for sale?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
darth odious wrote:
hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
Not sure what I've brought to be honest.



That's reassuring news. Would have preferred the original metal barrel, the resin one doesn't come with the three pre-drilled holes.. My next course of action is to get a steel one made unless there's someone out there with a spare barrel for a Sidkit Worldcon for sale?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hirohawa wrote:
darth odious wrote:
hirohawa wrote:
There was a WorldCon offering with Plastic ammo housing. But AFAIK the barrel was always metal.
Not sure what I've brought to be honest.



That's reassuring news. Would have preferred the original metal barrel, the resin one doesn't come with the three pre-drilled holes.. My next course of action is to get a steel one made unless there's someone out there with a spare barrel for a Sidkit Worldcon for sale?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is an old archive of his stuff and some downloadable copies of his online instructions on propsummit...

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=1440

https://app.box.com/shared/8mdmv7313y

https://app.box.com/shared/6yr5nv234e

Not sure if the links still work though

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:53 am    Post subject: Sidkit Assembly Issues Reply with quote

andy wrote:
here is an old archive of his stuff and some downloadable copies of his online instructions on propsummit...

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=1440

https://app.box.com/shared/8mdmv7313y

https://app.box.com/shared/6yr5nv234e

Not sure if the links still work though

Andy


Andy, many thanks for the links. I'm stilling having problems figuring out what goes were. My kit appears to be an amalgamation of two kits with the added bonus of missing screws, bolts and springs! Arrrrrrrrrrrh!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you post pics we might be able to help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
If you post pics we might be able to help.

Andy


Andy,
some pictures of the cylinder mechanism I'm having trouble with. The instructions clearly say to glue this part and test to see if the spring works. Studying the spring in the assembly photos (picture 2) my spring appears to be too long or am I missing this spring?
I hope this makes sense.

http://propsummit.com/upload/2423/cylinder.jpg
http://propsummit.com/upload/2423/b54.gif
http://propsummit.com/upload/2423/cylinder4_.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get anywhere in solving your problem ...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DARKVIEW wrote:
Did you get anywhere in solving your problem ...

Hi Darkview
Sorry for the delay in responding to your email.
Most of the problems I encountered with the build were partly down to the vague instructions. The major issue was with the mechanism which unfortunately is not made to the same specifications of a real Charter Arms Bulldog. The Sidkit mechanism is far too flimsy and the fit is very poor. The only way to address this problem would be to fabricate a new ejector rod mechanism and spring assembly.
This issue has proven to be a major hurdle in my build. Not sure what to do next. For now my Blaster is sitting in a shoe box in my office. Not sure whether to let it go and let someone with more time and skill put it together Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs Darth...lm putting up a thread on it and the plus & pitfalls...lm an experienced model builder and for the money l expected more.., it's looking brilliant (after my many improvements) but the springs are so poor (my pen has far stronger for frack sake) but even then l doubt the click hammer trigger will work... But Kind of expected a pirate element to it...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DARKVIEW wrote:
No probs Darth...lm putting up a thread on it and the plus & pitfalls...lm an experienced model builder and for the money l expected more.., it's looking brilliant (after my many improvements) but the springs are so poor (my pen has far stronger for frack sake) but even then l doubt the click hammer trigger will work... But Kind of expected a pirate element to it...

Hi Darkview
Looking forward to your thread. I'm curious to learn what modifications you've made to improve your Sidkit.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's more the holes needed to drill and taps then the bluing kit applications.. Plus miss aligned holes....
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