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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The gun that Mighty Putty built

So I bought this gun years and years ago on clearance from Kmart. Mainly as a spare for a friend or recball. Got bored one night and started hacking away at it. After leaving it in a pile of pieces for about 4 years I finally got around to doing something with it.

Bottom line is I spent way too much time and energy on this marker than I ever should have. I figured I started it I may as well finish it and have a gun that I can use.

Initially it started life as a bastard Viewloader Prodigy


Then I had a few and took it to the band saw then after that to the drill press. At the time I was gonna put a warp feed on it but decided against it hence the jb-welded spyder feedtube


Then I brought in the mighty putty to fill the foregrip threads on the underside


Then I turned my attention to the homeliness that was the gripframe. I started by hacking the trigger guard off and rebuilding that with Quik Steel from Advanced Auto--that **** is the bomb. I used mighty putty to fill out the top and then wood filler as a top coat so it could be sanded with ease


Also cobbled together a snatchgrip. This part gave me the most ****. First I sculpted the part and epoxied it to the back...broke instantly. Then I hollowed the back of the grip frame and put mighty putty and epoxy on them


...but it still cracked off. Finally I dremmeled channels out on all sides of the snatch grip and frame and filled them with jb weld. That seems to have done it.



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I set up a spray booth in the batcave with an old shower curtain. It worked well but I eff'd up by not covering the doorway to my shop and the whole house smelled like spraypaint for days


I put about 3 coats of qualtity primer on and sanded in between with some 400 grit. A few divits and rough spots showed up after the first coat so I applied some more woodfiller and sanded it back smooth with the 400 and it was ready to go. You can see in the first picture below how I turned down the LPC and barrel. I had a can of flat black already so that's what I'm gonna go with for now but I think I'm gonna do a camo job next time around.



Update!

Finally getting around to posting the finished product. The dremeled out crosses on the grips are to accomodate these chrome metal inserts--I cant find them for the life of me


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Subscribed. This looks really interesting!
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Hahaha. This does look fun.

When finished with the structural parts, maybe slather the body with Putty so you can sand and sculpt to give it a 3D "milled" design? Schwing.
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this bring up some not so long ago memories...
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How much were you drinking?

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Hahaha. This does look fun.

When finished with the structural parts, maybe slather the body with Putty so you can sand and sculpt to give it a 3D "milled" design? Schwing.
Sick idea but I dont think I have the patience to make it uniform--and I'll drive myself insane trying. My wife is already getting pissed about all the time I've been spending downstairs to get this far. I got a bunch of mighty putty on clearance from Bed Bath & Beyond so I might try that after this paint job gets beat up


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Baltimore's finest Natty Boh! 6 will get you started -- enough to make the all the sanding seem slightly less tedious

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