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Mal's Pistol - Wilco Resin Reproduction
Monday, March 8, 2010

I finally completed my Wilco version of Mal's Pistol, and Byte wanted to see a picture, so here it is. I carved the grips from apple wood, and while they're not perfect, I'm pretty pleased with the overall effect :o)


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Monday, March 8, 2010 4:41 PM

BYTEMITE


Ooh. Wow.

How'd you make the metal parts?

Monday, March 8, 2010 5:05 PM

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It's all just resin, painted to look like metal as best I could do.

I started with a metallic gold spray paint as the base, then mixed up a brown patina colour that I applied and then rubbed off the high points to let the areas that would be worn shine through, while leaving the crevasses all dark and patina'd. Then I sprayed it with a polyurethane to protect the paint.

Monday, March 8, 2010 5:08 PM

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Here's what it looked like before I painted it:

<img src="http://pics.livejournal.com/browncoat_2x2/pic/0009y61y"

Monday, March 8, 2010 5:09 PM

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Monday, March 8, 2010 5:16 PM

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Okay, I think this just doesn't work in the comments. If you care, you'll have to copy and paste the link into a new window.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:25 AM

SERENITYRIDDLE


Ooohhh that is super shiny!! I want one!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 1:27 PM

BYTEMITE


Coulda fooled me... Well, you DID fool me. They look very metal.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:01 AM

PIRATENEWS


How did you shape the resin, by hand or by mill?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:29 AM

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@Bytemite Excellent! :oD

@Serenityriddle Thank you! You can get one here:
http://shop.ebay.com/wilcomodels/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

@piratenews I didn't shape it, it's a model kit sold by Wilco. This is their ebay store here:
http://shop.ebay.com/wilcomodels/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:19 PM

MICJWELCH


Nice work. I bought one of those as well, along with a Jayne special. I actually dry-brushed the shinier parts.

I give you a 10. It looks awesome.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:24 PM

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Thanks. :o)

Yeah, I had considered doing it that way, but I wanted to see how it would turn out the other way - definitely more work in the long run I think, but I did like the result!

Do you have pictures?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 5:55 PM

MICJWELCH


I posted a pic of the Jayne pistol.


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