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  1. 405th Pacific Regiment Member L05T V1K1N6's Avatar
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    Feb 28, 2012, 10:28 PM - L05T V1K1N6 Reach M45 Tactical Shotgun #1

    Hey everyone! I'm back for another project and this time I'm finally going to make the Reach shotgun. Brandon McClain commissioned me to build this one for him and I intend to make him proud

    I'll be using the blueprints provided by Juliet76 for this build. Thanks Mate!

    Well, two days in and here's what I have so far.





    I'm making the pump in slices because it's the most efficient way to facilitate mounting it to both the barrels and the body of the gun, as I can modify the inside shape while retaining the same outside shape. This method will also ensure the most accurate head-on profile.






    More to come very soon. Let me know what you think!
    Last edited by L05T V1K1N6; Mar 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM.
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    Feb 28, 2012, 10:40 PM - #2

    Now that one is gonna be a beauty!
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    Feb 28, 2012, 10:51 PM - #3

    Originally Posted by S1l3nt V1p3r View Post
    Now that one is gonna be a beauty!
    I wish the 405th had a "like" button lol.

    Who do we have to talk to about that?
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    Feb 28, 2012, 11:19 PM - #4

    It's soooo beautiful!
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    Feb 29, 2012, 6:48 AM - #5

    That is so cool!! It's like the 3rd Reach Shotgun I've ever seen on this site other than Lee's!! It's looking awesome!!
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    Feb 29, 2012, 1:12 PM - #6

    Originally Posted by Shrubpig View Post
    That is so cool!! It's like the 3rd Reach Shotgun I've ever seen on this site other than Lee's!! It's looking awesome!!
    Lee didn't make a Reach shotgun,did he??? How could I not know about this?
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    Feb 29, 2012, 1:58 PM - #7

    Dear...sweet........god................it's amazing
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    Feb 29, 2012, 4:18 PM - #8

    Originally Posted by Shrubpig View Post
    That is so cool!! It's like the 3rd Reach Shotgun I've ever seen on this site other than Lee's!! It's looking awesome!!
    I dont think lee has made a reach shotgun, He made a GOW shotgun though.


    BUT yeah L05T V1K1N6 i remember seeing your DMR a while back and it inspired me to get back into prop making, Knowing you this prop will be pretty much perfect!
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    Mar 1, 2012, 1:18 AM - #9

    Here's an update on the grip section of the pump.








    So that's the middle of the pump. Still have both ends to do yet, but the hard part is over. I think...
    And don't worry about the inconsistencies, I'll clean everything up once the whole pump is done and you wont even be able to tell it's not one whole piece
    Last edited by L05T V1K1N6; Mar 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM.
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    Mar 1, 2012, 1:42 AM - #10

    Gah I had your skill!):

    I'm starting my Shotty soon! would you be terribly offended if i used your idea for the grip on mine? ha
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    Mar 1, 2012, 1:49 AM - #11

    Already looking sick! Hows the hunt for the new blade coming?
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    Mar 1, 2012, 1:52 AM - #12

    Originally Posted by Kwameninja View Post
    Gah I had your skill!):

    I'm starting my Shotty soon! would you be terribly offended if i used your idea for the grip on mine? ha
    Not at all, sharing is caring
    (plus, as far as I know, it's the only logical way to do it anyway lol)
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    Mar 1, 2012, 1:58 AM - #13

    Originally Posted by Brandon McClain View Post
    Already looking sick! Hows the hunt for the new blade coming?
    Just got one last night! And as you can tell, I'm putting it to good use.

    Oh yeah, for everyone else, I forgot to mention my old bandsaw blade snapped on me so I was stalled for a day, but now I'm back in business.
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    Mar 1, 2012, 6:11 AM - #14

    You seem to make this look so easy, And yet I for some reason know there allot more to it than that. It's going to be another epic build. I also want to say, Thank you for taking the time to show us all this awesome work.
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    Mar 1, 2012, 6:32 AM - #15

    Originally Posted by L05T V1K1N6 View Post
    I wish the 405th had a "like" button lol.

    Who do we have to talk to about that?
    I agree!! I would be hitting that button all the time lol.

    LO5T I am loving the way this shotty is comming out. I love the boomstick lol.
    I agree with thorn66 as well, thanks for showing us such beautiful stuff. :-D
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    Mar 1, 2012, 11:18 AM - #16

    Of couse! That's the best part: getting to share my creations with everyone, and not only inspire others but be inspired by them as well. And that is why I consider the 405th home
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    Mar 3, 2012, 1:27 AM - #17

    Update time again. The pump (save for the smaller piece at the back) is finished.








    I'm pretty content with how this turned out. I'll have more progress soon. Enjoy!
    Last edited by L05T V1K1N6; Mar 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 2:24 AM - #18

    Such precise work! I'm definately watching.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 3:18 AM - #19

    Nice woodwork, I'm quite interested to see where that big rectangular part you're hewn out fits into the shotgun, I can't quite visualise which part fits into it. Please carry on!!
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    Mar 3, 2012, 11:34 AM - #20

    Another epic build has begun! I really love seeing how your builds come together. Thank you for posting so much of the in progress work. It really helps us problem solve areas when we are creating our own projects.


    Keep up the awesome work man.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 11:43 AM - #21

    You could finish the wood surface instead of just painting it black. It would be awesome to see a shotgun with nice wooden furniture.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 12:40 PM - #22

    What's the overall length going to be?
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    Mar 3, 2012, 1:26 PM - #23

    Originally Posted by Toacrabman View Post
    You could finish the wood surface instead of just painting it black. It would be awesome to see a shotgun with nice wooden furniture.
    I think with all the wood filler on it to cover up my mistakes, it would look terrible unpainted lol! I'm also not a fan of wood parts on guns. Especially military weapons. Especially ones 500 years from now lol. I like all synthetic composites on modern weapons. (The irony being, wood is all I make my props out of XD)


    Originally Posted by Brandon McClain View Post
    What's the overall length going to be?
    45"
    I scaled it up a little bit because some of the parts were just too small at the original length of 38". Hope that's alright with you.
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    Mar 3, 2012, 2:08 PM - #24

    The pump turned out really well I think! I can't wait to see it attached to the gun.
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    Mar 4, 2012, 12:57 AM - #25

    Pump is finished! I'm really happy with how this turned out. I can't wait to start on the rest of the gun









    At this rate, I think I can manage making an entire component for the shotgun (i.e. pump, tube, receiver, ect.) in a week or less each.
    That's my goal anyway

    More to come soon!
    Last edited by L05T V1K1N6; Mar 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM.

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