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Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun May 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi guys I have picked up 2 blasters today but not 100% sure if real or not they both pass the float test but never seen a stormtrooper blaster so blue and the Lando general/Luke Speeder know there are a lot of fakes out there.
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby lejackal » Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 am

You'll need pictures that are focused better, try using something a couple of inches high to rest your phone on and then put the weapon on the side, you should then be able to get a good, sharp focus with no camera shake

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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon May 22, 2017 7:46 pm

Used the wife's cam more clear then mine. Hope this helps.
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby Cazza » Sun May 28, 2017 7:27 pm

Both look suspect to me :?
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun May 28, 2017 8:44 pm

Thought so.

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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:45 pm

The black Palace Blaster is deffo repro - it's missing the raised bump by the barrel identified by TIG
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:23 pm

All of the known original imperial blasters have a textured pattern on the handle. Lack of detail indicates reproduction.
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby Stubbs » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:17 pm

I would say they are suspect also sorry bud. The imperial blaster looks very blue to me and also has from what I can see no pattern on the pistol grip.

Also with the palace plaster nothing looks very defined and no raised bump as already mentioned. I have a couple of luke Jedi plasters and they are extremely well defined details. Also been looking looking for one of these to complete my luke battle poncho so I feel your pain.

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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby StarWarsFan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks guys though so. The black one does have a very small bump on it but its hard to see. Not to bothered got them in a job lot knocked the guy down by saying them 2 were repros.

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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 pm

I can see the bump when the gun points to the left but not when it points to the right. Should be both sides. Could be your photos though. Good you got some money off.
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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:32 am

Cheers will try to get some better pictures up, mate of mine has a sharp cam miles better then mime.

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Re: Need help identifying 2 blasters

Postby Gaz46&2 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:09 pm

They do look dubious. I wouldn't bother with the float test, even repro from the 90s float.

They should both bend a little under stress, there also shouldn't be superfluous flashing (excess plastic) and the details should be sharp and distinct.

It's also a lot easier if you can compare your blasters against some that you know are 100% legit.


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