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 Post subject: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Hello all,
Can you tell me the colours used for the different parts of Hicks's shogun ?
Grip :
Fore-end :
Receiver :
Barrel + magazine :

A few years ago I bought a replica (full black) and I have decided to give it a paint job!
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 Post subject: Re: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Grip - Black duct tape
Foreend - Weathered wood (dark brown)
Reciever/barrel/magazine - "Blued" steel. So pretty dark gray/black.

The most recent pics of it came from the 'propstore' I believe. The tape was removed from the grip and the finish on the metal parts looks a bit worn out, so it looks pretty bright. But it was originally dark 'blued' steel and in the film it is certainly not bright.


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 Post subject: Re: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:26 am 
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Location: Brussels, Belgium
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bigbisont wrote:
Grip - Black duct tape
Foreend - Weathered wood (dark brown)
Reciever/barrel/magazine - "Blued" steel. So pretty dark gray/black.

The most recent pics of it came from the 'propstore' I believe. The tape was removed from the grip and the finish on the metal parts looks a bit worn out, so it looks pretty bright. But it was originally dark 'blued' steel and in the film it is certainly not bright.


Thanks!
Now let's look for the correct paints.


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 Post subject: Re: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:34 am 
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Here's that Propstore pic:

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And a pic from the BTS of the Alien Quadrilogy dvd:

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So this shows the entire grip and end section covered in black tape. This was probably done to conceal the fact they replaced the Ithaca grip with an MP-40 smg grip.

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 Post subject: Re: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:08 pm 
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Location: Brussels, Belgium
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SSgt Burton wrote:
Here's that Propstore pic:



And a pic from the BTS of the Alien Quadrilogy dvd:



So this shows the entire grip and end section covered in black tape. This was probably done to conceal the fact they replaced the Ithaca grip with an MP-40 smg grip.

Hope this helps.

Kevin


Thank you Kevin. But which one is the correct one? Because the one that I received looks more like the second one as there is no hole in the grip.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Svenza wrote:

Thank you Kevin. But which one is the correct one? Because the one that I received looks more like the second one as there is no hole in the grip.


They are the same grip, but the hole is covered by tape on screen. In the prop-store pic the tape has simply been removed revealing the mp40 grip.

This was how I did mine using a cheap airsoft mp40 (then just add tape)
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Here was my full build using combo of cheap airsoft and actual Ithaca 37 parts
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:30 pm 
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What do you think so far?

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I made the display myself but I cannot decide the colour.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated as for the gun or the display.


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 Post subject: Re: Hick's shotgun colours
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Try a metal grid for the base, then a secreted resin look for the upstand parts, maybe out of papier mache? :)

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