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My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mondas42 on Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:03 am

I have just finished my new pistol, I was using the cheap cheap Zizzle knockoff conversion. Its okay but at the end of the day, its a plastic toy - it feels like a plastic toy - it has the weight of a plastic toy - Its a plastic toy!

I could not afford one of the proper expensive pistols so I started looking at the Denix range to convert one. I know a lot of people use the Kentucky one but I cannot work in metal so this would be difficult. However I stumbled across this one; - the George Washington pistol:-



It seemed to have the correct basic shape and so I ordered one. After a bit of dremmling and painting I am left with this:












and with the toy pistol to compare:-



I know its not perfect and that the butt cap is too big, but I'm quite chuffed with it. What do you guys think?

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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  CommadoreKyle on Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:59 pm

I bought this one myself I quite like it actully nice mod!
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Blade Savvy on Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:29 am

as always, great job Martin!
Was the butt cap from the George Washington?
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Post  Banditxx1 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:04 am

You did a great job and modified the model at its best...! Well done!
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mondas42 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:01 am

Blade Savvy wrote:as always, great job Martin!
Was the butt cap from the George Washington?
Yeah, I dremmeled of the two "prongs", grounded it down and resprayed.

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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mojo Turbo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:25 am

Seeing as there's two of us, a gentleman would give us a pair of pistols.

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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mondas42 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:31 am

Mojo Turbo wrote: Seeing as there's two of us, a gentleman would give us a pair of pistols.
"It'll be one pistol as before, and you can be the gentleman and shoot the lady,and starve to death yourself."

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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  liarr on Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:28 pm

alternatively, denix does have an excellent facsimile of Jack's pistol

side by side with the toy


after the mod
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mondas42 on Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:54 pm

Which denix model was that one mate?
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  liarr on Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:55 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Denix-Kentucky-Flintlock-Pistol-Gray/dp/B00C7BZ0TG/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

it's listed in their new products on the denix site.

ALSO - it's made out of a very heavy hardwood. it's great for photo ops - "Here, hold this!" and their arm drops unexpectedly due to the weight.  Laughing 
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  Mondas42 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:28 am

I did look at the Kentucky pistol, but it was the square barrell that put me off. Still yours looks nice, might keep a look out for a cheap one.
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  RobbW on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:53 am

I also got the Denix Kentucky Pistol off of Amazon.  It's a very nice-looking prop and feels great in the hand.  Yes, the square barrel isn't all that SA, but the whole pistol is pretty close, and no one but us Jacks are ever going to know the difference.  I got the SS Grotesque Butt Cap from York County Firelocks.  I plan to take the whole pistol apart and strip and stain the wood to a darker color.  I will also see if there is anything that can be done to round the barrel, but I doubt there's much that I can do without messing up the entire pistol somehow.

In all, it's a very nice pistol in both appearance and feel, even if not a spot-on replica.  I like it!
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Re: My new Pistol - Denix conversion

Post  liarr on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:07 am

it's pretty close. seeing as jack's pistol is half octagonal and half round..Mondas42's is fully round, and the kentucky is fully octagonal. I chose based on the shape of the overall pistol, and stole the buttcap and decorative plate from the toy, and put them into the kentucky.
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