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Some readers may have spotted this blaster in PPTW’s blog, last week. It’s an awesome build with an awesome spec and it will be featured fully as part of the Kryloned Blasters series, in this blog, very soon.

For now, however, some teaser pics of the balls deep dust-job this gentleman has bestowed on his 416 since receiving it from PPTW.

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The lower here is SGT. Now, it’s generally accepted that SGT receiver sets are picture perfect. But, how do you get them from looking picture perfect to photorealistic?

One way is ‘dusting’ – the application of a light coat of Krylon, or similar, which is then wiped in high use areas with a solvent-soaked cloth – or allowed to wear naturally.

And the former is exactly what the owner has done here; and this is a class dusting job, worthy of that SGT lower and worthy of In The Wild pics like this:

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We’ll get more into the build itself next time, but what I like about this gentleman’s build composition method is it’s scientific. For example, configuration enhancements are theorised, tested, then revised:

“Just tinkering now to get things right. I’m pleased with the Gear Sector offset torch mount, as it sits out enough that I don’t need a spacer between it and the torch to use the fatter KM2 head; unlike the S&S mount which does. So, I can swap the KM2 head between blasters easily.”

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Gah! He’s got two 416s!

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Dusting kit (cider optional). Note the Halfords khaki paint; I’m getting great results from this myself. It goes on really nicely and you can dust with it or dump colour really accurately.

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