THIS PAGE IS TO DOCUMENT THE BUILD-UP OF THE ASPEN AND HUNTER DREDD GUNS.  BOTH GUNS ARE CAST FROM UNUSED STUDIO ORIGINAL KITS.  BOTH GUNS HAD SOME PARTS MISSING SO I AM REWORKING THESE MISSING PARTS TO MAKE UP A COMPLETE SET.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IN THESE FIRST PICS ARE THE CAST PARTS THAT I GOT THAT ARE ORIGINAL. (other than the pump on the Hunter gun and the aly tube that Ive done)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE.....THESE ARE NOT FOR SALE.....

 

'HERO' LAWGIVER - Studio made castings of Dredds hero lawgiver. This was part completed by the prop makers on the movie and some of the 5 parts have been assembled. Some of the holes have been opened up for lights.

 

 

ASPEN GUN......This is the only part for this gun I got so everything missing is being remade. The aluminium tube was cut to fit, this being the first new part.

 

Close up of the gun body.....There are 2 versions of this gun, one having the 'spent cartridge eject' and one not (this one). 

 

I made the handgrip and trigger parts from solid resin. These will get cast so I can make them hollow/lighter for the final build.

 

A solid resin grip detail was replicated that sits under the barrel. The reference shots I have dont show whether this part has a screw, bolt or resin 'greeblie' so I opted for a cross head screw for now...this may change before molding.

 

All the parts made so far are assembled. the grip/trigger needed remaking as better reference photos emerged.

 

The mag and mag release clip are made and assembled.

 

Closeup of the new handle, trigger, mag and mag release clip.

 

Closeup of the resin detailing thats fixed to the stock (grey primer). At this point its a 'best guess' as none of the reference photos I have show it too well. This will most likely get replaced/reworked at a later time.

 

Small resin 'hinge?'....this piece appears on some guns and not on others so I chose to make and add it as to me it only appears on the close up versions.

 

The aluminium barrel for the Aspen gun is not fixed on yet as it will need working and thats best done off the gun. I have cast a resin disc to go into the 'business end' which will be worked next with the 4 barrels......Just completed it. Again I found 2 versions of this, one like the pic below and one where the bottom barrel is closer to the middle. I chose this version.

 

This is the newly turned scope with mount. It still needs a little work but its nearly there. Once finished it will be cast so that a single piece will be mounted onto the gun. Again, I found 2 versions of the scope. one with a longer turning than the other so I did the longer version so that I could cut it down later if required.

 

 

Scope and mount are attached.

 

 

 

 

HUNTER GUN.....This gun has the most original parts of the two. The only part I have replicated so far is the pump grip.

 

 

All the cast parts are now put together....already this things massive!!

 

A close-up showing the small resin bits I have made.

 

 

One of the small turned resin parts being fitted to the top of the gun.....

 

 

Next, a small resin grip is fabricated for the stock.....

 

 

The next job on these guns is to turn all the small tubular parts such as sights and barrels......more pics to follow soon.

 

 

BLOCK WARS GUN.....This is another incomplete set of of original castings for a great looking heavy blaster. These parts will not get built up as they are original studio castings and I will be keeping them as they are.

 

 

DREDDS RIFLE - This is another incomplete set of studio castings for Dredds pump action rifle. Again, to preserve them, they will remain unmade......sorry for the crap photo.