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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Weapons Armory => Topic started by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 31, 2012, 04:34 PM

Title: Montross' Pistol Complete? Pg. 4
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 31, 2012, 04:34 PM
Here's a little something my action figure inspired me to do. It started out as a plastic revolver and I think it's turned out pretty well so far. Here's a picture of what I'm going for...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montross.jpg)
Here is a picture similar to what I started out with...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/basepistol.jpg)
And here a picture of what I have as of this moment.
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrosspistol.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 02, 2012, 07:47 PM
Update, covered the pieces that used to be the cylinder with a thin cardboard for the power pack, added some decorative pieces to the body that with have greebs put on them later, and added the end cap piece, and the front extra doodad. This is what it looks like currently.
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrossupdatev22.jpg)
I've been toying with ideas of how to do the curved back section and I cut a lid to a can of spray paint and fit that onto the back but I'm not positive I like how it looks. Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
This is what it looks like with the lid on the back.
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrossupdatev21.jpg)
And the end view...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrossupdatev2.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Aug 02, 2012, 08:35 PM
Looking good Vod !!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Vos Rugor on Aug 02, 2012, 09:29 PM
it is coming along well, cant wait to see more.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 02, 2012, 10:09 PM
Thanks! I rigged up a smaller version of the roun paint lid section and I think it looks better and more fluid with the rest of the pistol. I'll post a picture of the second design tomorrow to see which one people like more. Here is the smaller backed version. Let me know what ya think!
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrosssmallback2.jpg)
back view!
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrosssmallback.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Niabi on Aug 03, 2012, 03:47 PM
looking Cool Vod ;D Nice work
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 06, 2012, 10:57 PM
Thanks! Here is the final version waiting to be painted. Plan on priming it tomorrow!
Here's the left side with greebs...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrosspistolfinal2.jpg)
And the right side.
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/montrosspistolfinal.jpg)
The pistol has a handle that I will be reattaching once the rest of it has been painted since this will be way easier than trying to section it off with painters tape and newspaper.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Aug 10, 2012, 12:55 AM
Okay, that gun is seriously cool.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 10, 2012, 03:14 PM
Okay, that gun is seriously cool.  Nice work!

Thanks Novoc! I'm pretty pumped it turned out as nice as it did. Just need to buy the paint to make it accurate and slap in on there and I'm good to go!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 30, 2012, 10:37 PM
Alrighty! So here we go on some more updates. Been away from the boards do to a lack of internet but all good now. Here was the pistol marked off with painters tape and painted black...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2292.jpg)
Some pretty bronze handles...
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2293.jpg)
And nearly a finished product looking pretty! Just have some touch up work to do and paint the body brown. In hind sight should have done that first before adding everything else to it but oooooooh well. Let me know what ya think!
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2295.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Dar'karian Gra'tua on Aug 30, 2012, 10:42 PM
Those look pretty good.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Remo Jadd on Aug 31, 2012, 01:38 PM
That's one serious hand cannon  ;) .
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Lem'zig Dee on Aug 31, 2012, 01:45 PM
Niiiice!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Aug 31, 2012, 01:47 PM
CAST 'EM!!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Niabi on Aug 31, 2012, 02:53 PM
Cool  8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Sep 01, 2012, 10:31 PM
Nice build, man! I dig it!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 05, 2012, 12:27 PM
Thanks everyone! Here it is nearly complete! Just need to do some touch up painting and a wash to dirty it up a bit and it shall be complete!!!
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/Montrossupdatenearlycomplete.jpg)
And here's a close up on the weathering I put on the barrel which looks similar to most of the black parts on the rest of the gun. The lighting makes it look more silver then it actually is though
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/barrelweathering.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 06, 2013, 09:44 PM
UPDATE!

Added the tan/white color to the handle to make it closer to what I was basing it off it. If anyone has some easy ways to make casts of things let me know. I'm considering making a cast of this bad boy but I don't know how.
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/14a3ba8d-f1cf-4066-8119-9766a5c1fbfb.jpg)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2013, 12:52 PM
Very Creative .... Nice weapon ...  8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 10, 2013, 01:00 PM
Very Creative .... Nice weapon ...  8)

Thanks ConDar! Wouldn't happen to know any easy way to make a cast of this do ya?
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2013, 01:25 PM
Thanks ConDar! Wouldn't happen to know any easy way to make a cast of this do ya?

It's easy if you have the Right Chemicals/Materials. ;)
 The Hard part is Deciding to Spend $350+ on the Chemicals/Materials for 1 more pistol . :-\



Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 10, 2013, 01:51 PM
It's easy if you have the Right Chemicals/Materials. ;)
 The Hard part is Deciding to Spend $350+ on the Chemicals/Materials for 1 more pistol . :-\

Oh wow!  :o haha never thought it would cost so much
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2013, 02:17 PM
Oh wow!  :o haha never thought it would cost so much

That's just a Taste of the upfront Expenses .

The 2 part Book mold Takes about 12- 14 Hrs to make . (6+ Hrs a Side)
Depending on the Parting Method you go with it Could Take longer .
 Then What if the Mold Doesn't come out correctly ? ( happened to me the first time )
That's $260 down the Drain .... Then you get to Try again ....  :-X

Maybe I should Do a Montross Pistol Build in the Near Future ...  ? :rolleyes:
But I need some Good Detail images .... I haven't seen any yet , so I can't
say for Sure ...
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 10, 2013, 07:29 PM
That's just a Taste of the upfront Expenses .

The 2 part Book mold Takes about 12- 14 Hrs to make . (6+ Hrs a Side)
Depending on the Parting Method you go with it Could Take longer .
 Then What if the Mold Doesn't come out correctly ? ( happened to me the first time )
That's $260 down the Drain .... Then you get to Try again ....  :-X

Maybe I should Do a Montross Pistol Build in the Near Future ...  ? :rolleyes:
But I need some Good Detail images .... I haven't seen any yet , so I can't
say for Sure ...

That's some dedication right there! Ha I feel as though if that had been me I might have wanted to give up lol. If you're thinking about making a build based off of the action figure pistol I could try to snap you some pictures of mine
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Bazii Malric on Mar 12, 2013, 01:00 AM
I wonder if it were more practical to try to find someone with a 3d printer and see if they can scan in your pistol somehow and then print copies of it for you...  just an idea.   ;)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 12, 2013, 01:26 AM
I wonder if it were more practical to try to find someone with a 3d printer and see if they can scan in your pistol somehow and then print copies of it for you...  just an idea.   ;)

This idea intrigues me. Now if I only had friends with cool things lol
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Mar 12, 2013, 10:14 AM
I wonder if it were more practical to try to find someone with a 3d printer and see if they can scan in your pistol somehow and then print copies of it for you...  just an idea.   ;)
If memory serves correctly, MakerBot is working on perfecting the technology for a 3D scanner as we speak.  Might be a worthwhile investment...
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 12, 2013, 10:50 AM
If memory serves correctly, MakerBot is working on perfecting the technology for a 3D scanner as we speak.  Might be a worthwhile investment...

That looks pretty tight but unfortunately I don't have $2,500 just lying around ha  :( Looks like you have to be fairly good with CAD type programs as well

UPDATE: Found something pretty awesome while looking at the MakerBot stuff. This lady has actually designed some Star Wars stuff for 3D printers and you can download her designs if you have a printer. Check it out
http://www.thingiverse.com/AprilStorm/designs
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Mar 12, 2013, 11:34 AM
That lady is Rav Sta'is on these here Forums ;)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Rokeim Gekla on Mar 15, 2013, 12:05 AM
You could always talk to Woodchuck.   Give him enough references he'd probably beable to knock one of those out of wood for ya,  it'd be pricey tho.  how pricey.. you'd have to talk it over with him.  likely not under $150.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (Casts Tips?)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 17, 2013, 03:46 PM
If I was only made of money ha  :(
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (update)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 29, 2015, 11:56 PM
I have recently begun cracking down on my kit and also broke down and bought some bondo. I have been playing around with it a little bit and I decided I would attempt to make my blaster pistol/ hand cannon a little more accurate to the one the Montross action figure has. Pics to follow tomorrow as the battery for my camera is currently dead.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: ConDar Ward on May 30, 2015, 01:20 AM
I've been Waiting and looking forward to Seeing this completed ...   ;D ;) 8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 30, 2015, 11:37 AM
I've been Waiting and looking forward to Seeing this completed ...   ;D ;) 8)

Thanks ConDar! Hopefully it will live up to expectations then ha Everything still needs to be sanded down to look pretty

Right side with the wood/bone like handle added:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2561.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2561.jpg.html)

Left side with wood/bone like handle added:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2562.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2562.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 30, 2015, 11:42 AM
Added the back edging with some epoxy putty which I will also sand later.

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2563.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2563.jpg.html)


Back:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2565.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2565.jpg.html)


Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2564.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2564.jpg.html)



I am also debating cutting the box between the handle and the cylinder down to where the cylinder begins and then lengthening it so it meets the bottom of the trigger guard. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 30, 2015, 06:49 PM
Ok so I decided to replace the 'exhaust vent' and replace it with one that more accurately fit the look of the toy version. It's looking like my version is a tad smaller than the toy version would be if I scaled it to real life but the proportions of the parts compared to the toy seem to be about right. Mine just is a more condensed version. I have also taken off some pieces on the body and will be replacing those with more accurate parts.

Here is the vent/ energy pack (?) I have on it now.

Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2569.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2569.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2572.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2572.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (UPDATE)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 03, 2015, 02:02 PM
Been doing some more work on the blaster. Added some of the greebs to the sides of the blaster and gave the exhaust vent/energy cell the more sloped look like the toy has along with adding another slot in the sides of it. Still planned is touching up the body and adding the top rail. I won't be doing the sloped rail section towards the back (I will be leaving it straight) as if I curve it my blaster would no longer fit in my holster. Regardless, I'm pleased with the progress

Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2574.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2574.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2575.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2575.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (UPDATE)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 03, 2015, 02:22 PM
I like it ! !  8) 8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (UPDATE)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 04, 2015, 03:58 PM
I like it ! !  8) 8)

Thanks ConDar! I have added the top rail and I believe it is now time to start painting this bad boy

Left side:(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2584.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2584.jpg.html)

Right Side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2583.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2583.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 07, 2015, 11:02 PM
So I believe my Montross blaster pistol is essentially complete. I still need to blackwash it to dirty it up some but here is the 'finished' product. I think I actually lost one of the toy pistols I was using as a reference while working on this unfortunately  :( but hopefully it will turn up among my random piles of misc. junk

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2589.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2589.jpg.html)


Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2590.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2590.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 07, 2015, 11:18 PM
This is top notch ner'vod , great work !!   ;)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 10, 2015, 06:46 PM
This is top notch ner'vod , great work !!   ;)

Thanks again ConDar! I ended up blackwashing it yesterday to give it that little bit of an extra something but I'm not sure I like how it looks on the handle... might add a brownwash or something to that instead to give it a little different feel. Haven't decided yet though
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 10, 2015, 08:22 PM
Start light and work Darker ..  ;)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 15, 2015, 12:04 PM
Indeed. I plan on redoing that some time this week. As a whole though I am pleased with how this turned out and on top of that the look of it is pretty versatile.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 30, 2015, 11:33 AM
Alright so here it is all blackwashed up. I messed up the handle and it didn't look good so I repainted it and have to re-wash it.

Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2602.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2602.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/f3bd5628-3304-4795-87c8-56a28f74982a.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/f3bd5628-3304-4795-87c8-56a28f74982a.jpg.html)


And here are two close up shops on the weathering/aging as it's subtle and might not show up great in the two pictures above:
Right:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2603.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2603.jpg.html)

Left:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_2604.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_2604.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 30, 2015, 03:09 PM
 :o  Nice Work .... I need To build one of these ... I love the Hand Cannon Clunkyness of it .. 8)  :kiss:
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (COMPLETE? Pg. 3 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 01, 2016, 02:41 PM
:o  Nice Work .... I need To build one of these ... I love the Hand Cannon Clunkyness of it .. 8)  :kiss:

Thank you so much ConDar. I was pretty pleased with it after I decided to go back at it and hack up the original one I built in order to craft this one. After seeing all of your amazing work  for awhile now I take that as a huge compliment!
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP (New Update Pg. 4 Pic Semi Heavy)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 12, 2016, 06:35 PM
So after applying for official status, I was instructed to do a little more work on my Montross blaster. So after finding a pretty decent photo of Montross' blaster from Star Wars: Bounty Hunter and taking a look at the action figure blaster one more time, I decided to do a combination of the two blasters. A happy medium if you will, as trying to remake what I had to more accurately depict the video game version would essentially have required me to start back from square one. So here is the new updates: only a few changes though.

I added more of the 'bone'/wood' handle to the sides to give it more detailing. I also trimmed down the top rail to make it more flush and then removed part of the end cap so that you can see the tube through the white 'hinge' on the back, which is how it appears in the game. I also added a few greebs inside of the open square spaces. I also fixed the trigger.

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_1458.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_1458.jpg.html)

Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_1459.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_1459.jpg.html)

Close up of the opened up back:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/IMG_1460.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/IMG_1460.jpg.html)

Now all I need to do is repaint and I should be good to go
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP Update Pg. 4!!!
Post by: ConDar Ward on Feb 16, 2016, 04:54 PM
This is Going to be Great ..  8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP Update Pg. 4!!!
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 24, 2016, 08:47 AM
Thanks ConDar! A little update... I ended up snapping off the black ridge on the back of this the other day while attempting to clean it up a bit with sandpaper... I heated up a skinny piece of pvc pipe and bent it into a 'similar' shape and plan to attach it with screws and some epoxy so we'll see how that goes once I get the time to work on this again.
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP Update Pg. 4!!!
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 10, 2018, 01:44 AM
So I finally got around to remaking the back black handle, starting with a paper template and then cutting it out of 3mm sintra. So here is the most likely final version of the Montross blaster pistol unless I decide to make a completely new one from scratch.

Right side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/20180310_003439.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/20180310_003439.jpg.html)

Left side:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/20180310_003359.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/20180310_003359.jpg.html)

Angled shot:
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh566/BreadStikWonder/20180310_003531.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/BreadStikWonder/media/20180310_003531.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP Update Pg. 4!!!
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2018, 01:37 PM
Nice work ! !  8)
Title: Re: Montross' Pistol WIP Update Pg. 4!!!
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 11, 2018, 12:24 PM
Nice work ! !  8)

Thanks ConDar! It definitely looks way better than my 1st and 2nd attempts haha