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Author Topic: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.  (Read 1293 times)

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #1 on: 07 July, 2018, 11:13:01 am »
Very nice! Thanks for posting Steve.

That picture of the three lawgivers together was interesting. Ezquerras version looks very much like a transitional model. I know it’s not, it’s an alternate take on the Mark 2*, but if you mentally swap the original Mark 2 and this version around, so the order is Mark 1, Ezquerra’s then the Mark 2, I think you’ll see what I mean. I.e. it starts elegant and slender, thickens out with Ezquerra’s (while remaining fairly true to the original design), then its the chunky short barrelled design most artists draw today.

It’s a nice design. It’s true to the old take but looks like it would do some major damage with that barrel.

*Or was he drawing it like that back in the Mark 1 days too? I forget...

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #2 on: 07 July, 2018, 12:17:53 pm »
Thanks Chris,

Carlos' drawings vary a bit - there are some shots early on where the muzzle is pretty wide.

I think the lengthier MK1 tended to come from Brian and Ian (and I think Ian introduced the top magazine)

It's mainly because Carlos never adopted the MK2, but artists have their own variations anyway - Henry and Ben have flattened off the curved ammo dial for example.

Good to see that first 100 sold out straight away.

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #3 on: 06 July, 2019, 07:16:25 pm »
New batch of these (un signed no doubt) has just gone live - final run apparently.
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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #4 on: 07 July, 2019, 03:33:30 am »
I went to the site a couple of hours after this was launched expecting them all to be taken but thankfully I was able to get one.

Just checked again (3:26am on writing this)* and they’re still available! 250 were available this time, I believe.

*Why am I still awake? Partly habit... partly mice in my room, one of which I’ve managed to catch in a humane trap and deposit outside.

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #5 on: 07 July, 2019, 03:53:10 pm »
So much for not buying 2000ad this month so far managed to buy this, space bastards and some stuff off eBay ahhh it never ends  :)

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #6 on: 08 July, 2019, 03:09:49 pm »
I'd love one of these but they don't sell them to Australia (because of our strict gun ownership rules which also cover 'realistic' looking replicas).

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #7 on: 08 July, 2019, 04:51:20 pm »
While I applaud Oz’s commitment , it does sound harsh. Can someone not buy it , then ship it to you?
I suppose it’d have to be declared at customs though...
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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #8 on: 08 July, 2019, 05:34:45 pm »
It's dicey.

There's someone who had to order it specially but they have some paperwork for a licence.

They don't seem to differentiate between replicas of real guns/airsoft and this kind of thing.

The impression I've been given is it would probably get turned back or destroyed at customs.

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #9 on: 09 July, 2019, 02:22:25 pm »
Yes, I wondered if there was a way PR could colour it in some way I could easily remove.  Toy guns are all made in bright blue/green/yellow/reds etc.  Maybe a balloon stretched over the barrel?

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #10 on: 09 July, 2019, 02:26:54 pm »
I'm not sure what difference having a balloon would make to the average customs official.

I don't know if unpainted or a bright green primer makes a difference either.

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Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« Reply #11 on: 09 July, 2019, 02:36:55 pm »
I'm also based in Oz.  It's very difficult to get these types of items.

However, somehow...my PR Mark 1 Lawgiver got through customs back in the day. :)

I had a Stormtrooper E-11 resin kit blaster seized because it was based on a Sterling SMG.  They also weren't keen on a Han Solo DL-44 resin kit blaster that I ordered - because it was based on a real-life Mauser.  I finally got my hands on them by applying for a special permit.