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 RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread

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RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« on: Dec 29, 2019, 12:14 PM »
Hello,
I have a Hasbro DC-15 that I am looking to mod to be up to the CRLs. I'm looking it dismantling it, taking out interior workings, filling screw holes and attachment holes, and then painting/weathering it. Is this the correct setup for the DC-15 rifle? It looks like I may have to adjust the top part of the end of the barrel to match what is seen in the movies/TV shows.


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Re: Hasbro DC-15 Modifications Needed
« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2019, 11:55 AM »
(Updating this to be my Weapons WIP Thread)
3D printed a DC-17 pistol using April Storm's Thingiverse model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:85569. Started out heavy on the print lines, sanded it down and used Rustoleum Primer-Filler based on suggestions on 3D printer forums. Currently waiting for the current coat of black paint to dry.

Fresh off the printer (minus supports)


After priming. The filler in the primer did less to fill in the print lines than I thought it would (this is after 3 coats of primer), next time I'm probably going to do a bit more sanding before priming so that the print lines are less of an issue.



After sanding. Most of the print lines are gone now


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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #2 on: Jan 02, 2020, 03:04 PM »
Painted DC-17 with Rustoleum Flat Black spray paint, then weathered with sandpaper. Washed, dried, and spraying a clear coat on now.








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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2020, 07:54 PM »
I decided that the DC-15 would be too much work to turn into a primary weapon (it's too small and is not actually completely DC-15), so I went for the Westar Carbine seen used by Death Watch. I printed it from a file by someone in the forums (can't remember who) that I found on Thingiverse. I cut this and printed it, drilled a hole in the two cuts (should've taken a picture but didn't) and glued it all with super glue (and then gorilla glue when I ran out of super glue). This also marked my first use of my dremel tool, which I wasn't super impressed with for detail sanding



Before and after sanding on this part that had some print drooping (accidentally only supported the part on the build plate)









Assembled






Applying Primer





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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2020, 11:29 PM »
Excellent work on the prints. I think you made the right decision on the DC-15. It is scaled a little small, for younger hands, although you *could* reason it was a variant made for smaller races...no nevermind, forget I said that. The Westar Carbine is looking great and it's a much better fit. Your 17s came out really well too.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2020, 10:25 AM »
Primered annnddd it looks like I have to sand it. Again.
I'll probably be hand painting this one and possibly experimenting with blackwashing it or similar process, I believe the concept art said that the effect on it was a brushed steel look.



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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2020, 03:54 PM »
It's always a pain in the shebse. You can also use a little bondo spot putty to help fill in some of the lines.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2020, 06:37 PM »
It's been two weeks, here's an update:
Got some bondo spot putty, worked out rather nicely and I actually kinda like the red. If I wasn't already somewhat committed to blue, I might have kept it red.




Got to painting it, the gray paint is actually a bit more silver than I thought, but it seems to be working out ok



A couple reference photos for coloration:
https://imgur.com/3gAbrcH
https://imgur.com/eWbTPka


More painted progress pictures:




Masked for painting the darker portions:



Thought I'd try experimenting with toothpaste for this second layer of paint on this one:





And it's drying right now:





I've definitely learned a lot in the hours I've spent working on this print, and after some careful examination I figured out that print lines come back not because the outside surface isn't smooth, but because the various layers start to poke through in various thicknesses which makes the print lines more visible than when the piece came out of the printer.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2020, 02:58 PM »
Print lines are such a challenge. I hope you're able to get them filled in, otherwise, a few more rounds of primer and light sanding in between can work wonders.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #9 on: Feb 27, 2020, 06:02 PM »
After my last post, I decided to try to rinse off the paint over the toothpaste I had put down. This resulted in the acrylic washing off at the end of the gun, and my being completely done for the day.


Fast forward to the next week, I finish up the gun after having painted over the areas that washed off.




I then tried blackwashing it with acrylic mixed with water, and whaddya know, water and acrylic don't mix.



tl;dr: Don't let acrylic touch water




Uncertain on whether I want to completely remove the paint at this point, put down some more primer, and try again, or attempt to clean up and paint over the errors in this piece. I don't think that the spot putty underneath looks like weathering or scratched off paint, so I do believe I'll be covering that up better.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2020, 09:03 AM »
You *should* be able to use acrylic and water just fine as long as the layer below has cured. In this weather, that might take a little longer than expected.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2020, 07:33 PM »
Now that it should be dry, I'm going to test it to see if the paint will rub off with water, if it doesn't I'll do some light sanding and touch up the paint job, otherwise I'll probably be trying to get all of the paint off, primer it again, and possibly do the base layer in spray paint before applying the darker paint second.


Update:

The cheap acrylic is not very water resistant. I'll be sanding down what I can and repainting, but the non-water-resistant nature of this has given me some weathering ideas that I might explore.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #12 on: Mar 19, 2020, 05:41 PM »
Repainted with rustoleum metallic spray paint (I believe it was satin nickel but I can't remember) which is for sure water resistant. Blackwashed it using a roughly 1/10 paint-water mix, and then masked it and applied the darker paint. I'll be doing a bit more weathering and touching up of the bits I missed, but I'm feeling really good about how this turned out and I'll be putting some matte clear coat on it once I've wrapped up the weathering. One concern with this is that the weathering is not super consistent with the weathering on my DC-17, so I may have to revisit the DC-17, or it could be explained by the fact that the carbine may have been my given weapon that I took care of, while the DC-17 is something that I inherited or scavenged and so it was a bit beaten up.


Expect updates to my armor WIP thread soon, I got supplies (for those of you looking for sintra, check at local sign stores) and should be starting on my buy'ce over the break from college.











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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #13 on: Aug 17, 2020, 05:38 PM »
And I'm back with more guns and a knife


First off, I reweathered this one because I didn't like how it was and there were still visible print lines, I don't currently have a picture of the finished product

PLAs brittleness made it difficult to properly weather this in gravel, I don't know that I would do that again the way I did it this time


New additions to my collection:



Working on Wood handles for a second april storm style deece (gotta have two if I have a kama)



And that's all for weapons for now, be sure to check out my other WIP threads to see related progress

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #14 on: Aug 17, 2020, 06:57 PM »
REALLY like that wooden grip. You definitely do have to be a little careful with PLA prints. I'd definitely keep the physical damage to a bare minimum and focus on more masking, washing and drybrushing to weather.

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