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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Bwood and others have stated, Deckard's piece IS IT!
The others are just copies, period. I'm sure there's a blaster out there that'll satisfy everybody. (You know the list as well as me).
Now, could we just bask in the thought that this piece is still with us and in capable hands? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This video is so incredible. Thanks to Dan for sharing this amazing piece of Film History and thanks to Adam for making it happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why Adam didn't put the switch on his magazine? Anyone know?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staggering to see the hero presented like that in all its HD glory. Many thanks Dan and Adam.

Fortunate to help out Adam with one of his projects over a couple of years and can easily say he`s the busiest person I`ve ever known, never stops.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think I've watched this video about 100 times now. It's not just fun and enjoyable to see the blaster no longer a mystery, but owned by a fellow who appreciates it's iconic status and it's fan made replica history. He truly gets it, and it just warms my heart to know it's in the hands of someone like that.

It's also a damn good reference video. And once again, we live vicariously through Adam. Hahahaha Smile

I own lot of old guns. I collect WWII battle rifles, and police issue revolvers from the 50's and 60's. I've seen a lot of aged/used/abused blued steel.

Blued steel doesn't really "darken" with age. I would call it a patina. I think maybe that's what Rich is getting at?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patina

So many of us work so hard to recreate that patina look. I love it. I have a 1955 Colt Trooper from the Boise State Police that has maybe the nicest patina I've ever seen on a handgun. It was used as a training gun so it's seen much use. I use that an a 1916 Enfield 303 as my personal reference when I want to recreate the look.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Noeland, you hit the nail right on the head.

"I own lot of old guns. I collect WWII battle rifles, and police issue revolvers from the 50's and 60's. I've seen a lot of aged/used/abused blued steel.

Blued steel doesn't really "darken" with age. I would call it a patina. I think maybe that's what Rich is getting at? "

YES.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noeland wrote:
Yeah I think I've watched this video about 100 times now. It's not just fun and enjoyable to see the blaster no longer a mystery, but owned by a fellow who appreciates it's iconic status and it's fan made replica history. He truly gets it, and it just warms my heart to know it's in the hands of someone like that.

It's also a damn good reference video. And once again, we live vicariously through Adam. Hahahaha Smile

I own lot of old guns. I collect WWII battle rifles, and police issue revolvers from the 50's and 60's. I've seen a lot of aged/used/abused blued steel.

Blued steel doesn't really "darken" with age. I would call it a patina. I think maybe that's what Rich is getting at?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patina

So many of us work so hard to recreate that patina look. I love it. I have a 1955 Colt Trooper from the Boise State Police that has maybe the nicest patina I've ever seen on a handgun. It was used as a training gun so it's seen much use. I use that an a 1916 Enfield 303 as my personal reference when I want to recreate the look.


Could you post a pic of the gun you're taking about? Would love to see what you mean. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:39 am    Post subject: Blade Runner Blaster Documentary Reply with quote

Now the mystery of the Blaster is solved, I for one, would love see a documentary of the history of the gun. " The making of an icon"
What would also be fascinating with the announcement of BR 2 what changes they will make to the new Blaster!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam's blaster is still a work in progress but its a gorgeous prop even in its unfinished state. Here's a pic I took of it last week together with a comparison photo I took of Dan's original.




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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS with us Mark...it's a beauty alright Cool
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