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If you want Sgt, I'll let you fondle mine........ Pulse rifle that is.


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That looks very shooty.....Does it though?  :think:

The plans I have were taken straight from the studio stuff.....By the look of it (I'm not a gun owner but a couple of mates are) they would allow you to make a fully automatic blank firing pulse-rifle (forward discharge).....Which probably wouldn't go down too well with the 'boys in blue' these days.  :?

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Yup, it's a 'shooty'. Mind you, it's got an Airsoft Thompson in it, so it only fires 6mm plastic pellets.

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Spudgun:390547 wrote:
Yup, it's a 'shooty'. Mind you, it's got an Airsoft Thompson in it, so it only fires 6mm plastic pellets.


OOH, that´s nice!! Where did you get it??

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Here at a guess:

http://www.wolfarmouries.co.uk/airsoft/bb/product.asp?page=product&id=GP132

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Sgt.Squarehead:390718 wrote:


:shock:  :shock:  :shock: How much!!!!?

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That's movie liscensing for you.  :roll:

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You're half right. The Thompson came from Wolf Armouries, but the Pulse Rifle kit came from Airsoft Scotland (Now called Airsoft World). If I remember correctly, the Tokyo Mauri Thompson cost £220 and the Pulse Rife kit cost £245. I also had to buy a smaller 200 round magazine and a stick battery (Which sits inside the grenade launcher). You're looking at £500 worth of gun and that's at 2004 prices! Great fun though. Even the ammo counter works!

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500 pounds is a bit much for me...  :(
Does it make the gun noises like in the film??

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No it doesn't. Just a high pitched whine from the motor in the pistol grip.

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I thought from looking at the replica above that it seemed to have some bits of real weapons therein (not surprising as many sci fi weapon props are real weapons in disguise). I didn't realise until looking into it that the basis of the pulse rifle was the good old Thompson M1A1 and the still-quite-old Remington 870 shotgun. Moreover, the Vasquez 'smartgun' was a disguised German MG42! Fascinating.

Ingenious, these film prop armourers.

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Why don't you have a go at making a Tracker?
It's made from a drill and various house hold components.
I remember seeing a `How To` somewhere.


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I'm more interested in Sci-Fi firepower than other props. Since some films and TV shows used disguised actual firearms (The Smart Gun has been mentioned), here's the Space Precinct blaster that used a Walther P38. I built this one some years ago.


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What 1/32 or 1/35 figures would make the best basis for Aliens colonial marines?

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Hey, Beaufighter

There was a set from AEF Designs a few years ago, I don't know how good (or otherwise) they are and IIRC they are long gone...

Phebus Creations currently have some of the weaponry listed, but no figures AFAIK.

I'm currently cladding some figures with plastic card armour and will decide when the time comes if I will shell out EUR 14 + p&p for the accurate weapons, or modify something exotic like Trumpeter G-36s to retain the 'feel', but use something more cheaply available in quantity. :think:

The good thing about doing the figures this way is that you don't have to use the latest and greatest, as the torsos have to be carved up a bit (at least mine did, as I used 1mm plasticard); so as long as the legs have modernish fatigue pants & combat boots, and the collars look ok, almost any old figure can be pressed into service.
I did toy with the idea of using figures with Modern combat armour, but nothing looked 'right' and I had lots of older figures to choose from, anyhow.

The only wrinkle I haven't figured out yet is how to replicate the shoulder & knee 'pauldrons' in bulk... though heat moulding over a 6mm BB could do the job.

Anyhow, I hope this rambling dissertation is of some interest/use to you.

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I have a 1/6th Colonial Marine. Not a pre-made figure but made in Resin. It's partially completed, just need to build the Pulse Rifle, Flamethrower, Sniper Rifle (not sure where that came from, the comics perhaps) and an Alien facehugger!


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