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 Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2016, 08:34 PM »
Vor'e for the research Bariikas. I'll come up with something else. In the meantime...

I sanded the handgrips and put a nice stain on them:


And I figured out what design I'll put on the stock. Before I do any woodburning, I wanted to make sure it fit and I'll test this image on a piece of scrap wood.


I bondoed the screw holes and a few other spots and then I hit it with this paint/primer. (Side note: people who switch the caps on primers at the store should be kicked in the knees. Hard)  I almost want to keep the main body this color after some more sanding. I'm not sure though. I might go with black and then use this as an accent.





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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #16 on: Dec 19, 2016, 01:50 AM »
Today was my first day trying out woodburning. I did a quick test run on scrap wood and then dove right in.



Got the outline in place and then filled it in



and added a few hash marks on the other side



Since this was a piece of plank I grabbed from the scrap pile at Lowes, it wasn't the best medium for woodburning. The rings are crazy hard and don't burn quite as well so I'd put a little more pressure to keep it even, then I'd hit a soft part and dive in deeper. I imagine it will take practice and a better wood choice to get it right. Either way, it looks good enough to me. Next step: staining.

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #17 on: Dec 19, 2016, 07:28 AM »
I mean for your first time woodburning it looks superb!!  8)

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #18 on: Dec 19, 2016, 10:35 PM »
Looks great bud! i think you are definitely on the right path, a bit more and I think you will have it. A couple of greeblies could really set it off.

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #19 on: Dec 19, 2016, 11:38 PM »
Looking good there vod! :)

Looking forward to seeing this completed! ;D

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #20 on: Jan 02, 2017, 10:38 AM »
It's 2017 and I'm still plugging away at this. Here's the updates:

I finally got around to staining the stock and I learned a few things. 1. Wood glue does indeed stain well. 2. Wood stain will even stain a woodburned area.

I stained and black-washed it and restored a little of the black to the burned portions.

This is the glued side (done to level out some of the wood imperfections). The glue really gives depth to the stain that makes me wish I'd glued both sides.

I also black-washed the grips and added a few greebles to the right side...


and to the left.



Once I have an opportunity to bondo and sand a few more spots, I think this will be ready for paint! In other news, Santa the Wookie brought me two Westar 35's on Life Day and I've started working on cleaning up the flashing and such. And then this happened:

Looks like I hit an air pocket. I assume bondo will fix that right up but any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #21 on: Jan 04, 2017, 08:58 PM »
Bondo or spot filler will take care of that. :) Depending on how shallow it is, you can use baby powder mixed with superglue. Good luck!

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #22 on: Jan 28, 2017, 07:47 PM »
Su cuy! I finally have a few little updates. The weather grew too cold for bondo so I ordered a pound of Apoxie Sculpt. And now that I have some time on my hands, I can finally resume working.

I had to rid my carbine of some of those tell-tale Nerf designs, like the vented trigger and the notched trigger guard. (I'd already reshaped the trigger it but the holes still betrayed it. A few plugs of sculpt fixes that.


Then, I took aim at the triangle adorned handgrip. I dropped a layer over top and set up some lines. I'll give them a little more shape once the apoxie sets.


I also filled in the spot where the original stock met with the handgrip and filled in a few gaps that resulted from overgrinding when I made the new wooden grips.


Finally, I added a few little embellishments, smoothed the top of the accessory rail and filled in a few more holes. Then I finished the other two magazines.


Once everything sets and I do a little (or lot) more sanding, I think it'll finally be ready to paint.

UPDATE: Since I can't work on the blaster body until the apoxie cures, I decided to add a butt plate to the stock. I had some stylish bits laying around and once I measured them and heated them up so they'd contour and added a d-ring and...well I may have warped on end of the plate. Let's just call it damage from trying to loosen an overheated thermocoupling.






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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #23 on: Jan 28, 2017, 07:49 PM »
looking good anasi! can't wait to see it come together!

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #24 on: Jan 29, 2017, 06:39 PM »
All right, today the apoxie is pretty much set and it was time to clean it up. No pictures of that but I decided my Westar 35s needed a little personal touch. So, meet Bev Edee (Fang) and Kyr'am Mureyca (Death Kiss):


Once that was done, it's finally time to hit everything with paint, starting with metallic:

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #25 on: Jan 29, 2017, 08:03 PM »
Go on....

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #26 on: Feb 12, 2017, 09:47 PM »
All right, the weather is a little friendlier so I can resume painting. There were a couple of rough spots on the carbine so after some sanding and cleanup it was time for another round of paint. Krylon's metallic is ok but it the glittery bits make it look like cheap metal, so I hit it and the 35s with some Tamiya Silver Leaf, which has a lot smoother finish.


A few coats and then, following the advice (kinda sorta) of Syko Voss in another post, I hit 'em with 2 coats of clear. Once that dried for a few hours, it was time for the first round of masks and black, part of Krylon's camo series. It's a nice deep matte.



Next up, color.

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #27 on: Feb 12, 2017, 09:49 PM »
Oooo....pretty. ;D

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #28 on: Feb 17, 2017, 10:44 AM »
I'm getting closer to finishing up my weapons. After a few rounds of painting (and resanding) and painting and masking and...you get the idea. Here is the result:



Hmm. That's a little blurry. Time for a close up.






They are so pretty, I almost hate to move to the next step and rough them up. But I have to do what I have to do.

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Re: Anansi's WIP Longstrike-Based Carbine
« Reply #29 on: Feb 17, 2017, 10:54 AM »
Looking good there vod! 8)

I might be too picky, but the red blaster looks more glossy than the blue one. You're weathering probably will take care of it. Just something to keep in mind. :)

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