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Im not a walt...but....

#1
Apologies for asking a very walt question but I do have honest intentions:

For some work I am involved in, we need to have people looking like they are walking around with weapons. Now obviously I'm not going to use real ones for fear of ...well everyone.. so ahve thought that BB/airsoft replicas might do the job. so my question is, where does one go to procure one of these. I'm looking for ones that could be mistaken by a machine for other things, such as the M16 is quite long and could be mistaken for a pole or something.

Also, as I don't need the weapons to work in any way, does anyone else have a cheap suggestion as to achieve this.

Cheers

OS
 
#2
There are lots of sites on the internet that will sell you accurate replicas of just about anything.

Dont even think of going out in public with one though, or you just might get shot by a policeman with the real thing!
 
#3
Oneshot, you require some sticky back plastic, some glue, a washing up liquid bottle and some felt..did you never watch Blue Peter??
 
#4
toy shops in seaside towns are always choc a bloc with such things - some of them look very realistic although I think pistols/revolvers only
 
#5
Keyboardwarrior said:
There are lots of sites on the internet that will sell you accurate replicas of just about anything.

Dont even think of going out in public with one though, or you just might get shot by a policeman with the real thing!
How right, no this will be done on a secure site, i don't fancy being responsible for inpromtu snap shooting practice
 
#6
There are plenty of replicas which are easily obtainable from ads in the back of 'combat' type mags. And as Poppy says, they can also be purchased over the counter from some 'toy' shops in seaside towns. I've seen plastic BB firing SA80s, Demarcos and M16s in a shop in Rhyl recently. Some model companies make life size kits, too. Alternatively, film companies use resin cast models rather than the real thing...link
 
#7
Keyboardwarrior said:
Dont even think of going out in public with one though, or you just might get shot by a policeman with the real thing!
Also, make sure you don't go out wearing a rucksack or with a good sun tan. Or one of those stupid little beards. Bang bang!
 
#11
Why not get in touch with the QM at 49 PARA, they're always happy to help out on such matters. They might regail you with some old stories though.....See Mister_Soft for details.;)
 
#12
cut the shape you want out of plywood or mdf and paint black, old training wing stylie. much cheaper and much less suspicious to anyone who should see but does.
 
#17
My guess is you either work for some ultra secret hi-tech company developing some form of automated recognition system for a new weapon system. Or you work for one of those Human Rights laywers and are trying to establish if a chair-leg can really be mistaken for an AK47? Perhaps you are a computer games designer...in which case, you might want to change the title of this thread.

What's the prize for guessing correctly? Is it a holiday? A car? A speedboat?
 
#18
redsquirrel said:
My guess is you either work for some ultra secret hi-tech company developing some form of automated recognition system for a new weapon system. Or you work for one of those Human Rights laywers and are trying to establish if a chair-leg can really be mistaken for an AK47? Perhaps you are a computer games designer...in which case, you might want to change the title of this thread.

What's the prize for guessing correctly? Is it a holiday? A car? A speedboat?
No prize I'm afraid, I'm not that difficult to find. I'm not ultra high secret, but i do like to use these forums for sounding out the opinions of end users!

Thatks for the suggestions folks, I guess I'm just going to have to bite the bullet (or not) and enter one of these waltesque shops!

Cheers again

OS
 
#20
Darn. I never win! Incidentally, it's not hard to source the right raw materials if you want to mass produce resin copies once you have a suitable specimen to make a cast from. Weighting is always a bit of an issue if you want total authenticity. Good luck and I promise not to say anything to anyone about what you're up to...honest.
 

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