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 #24192  by Blaxmyth
 Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 am
I set myself a goal of building this blaster solely from stuff already in the shed. Had a lot of fun with the lathe and bandsaw, plus hacksaws, hammers, etc. The weathering was a series of thinned acrylic washes dabbed on with a sponge, over a base coat of matt black Rustoleum, with a final dusting of bentonite powdered clay, which made a big difference. Now it looks like it's from a dusty desert environment.
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 #24195  by MattG
 Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:04 am

Looks great. Nice finishing - I like seeing the transformation between the photos of the raw wood and rub'n'buffed version below it.

Is this part of a bigger project, or just a standalone job?
 #24206  by Blaxmyth
 Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Thanks, Matt. It's not really part of a bigger project, but it is the fourth blaster I've scratch built. Basically, I've got a shed full of tools and materials, and I'd rather make than buy, plus there's so much fun to be had in the planning and building phase, so it's part of a series of standalone projects... :D
 #24256  by oota goota
 Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:29 am
having seen this in person plus the other one I must say they are wonderfully made, the paint job and weather are excellent! What will you do next Blax I wonder? :P