Since I first saw the Silverballer way back in Hitman Contracts I always had the dream to own a replica, toy or just prompt one.
I saw some really cool home made replicas but still not exactly identical. But now with the Blackballer it is very possible to modify an airsoft 1911 into the same one we all saw in the trailers.
Now, I have a good idea in mind and would like to share my thoughts with other fans.
So, here is the Blackballer now
And here is a "WE 1911 Gas Blowback" pistol with no writings on it
BUT if you want even a more realistic approach you can buy the "ARMY R29 replica" which is 95% identical. And if you mange to polish it making it silver, then you have the most realistic Silverballer possible from Hitman Contracts
(NOTE: you still have to change some parts listed bellow in order to achieve the Blackballer similarities)
On this post I'm going to write what is needed to modify the WE 1911
You can see its quite identical besides 2 things and some minor parts.
For the "Front Sight" there is nothing to be done. But the "Rear Sight" one is detachable and can be replaced with something very similar like this one for example
(NOTE: is not the same. It was the 1st one I found on a quick google search)
The other things different from the airsoft version can also be bought and replaced (the minor parts). And with just a little touch of this and that it can turn quite identical to the Blackballer
For example. I notice the "Front Muzzle" is not completely black. The "Bushing" is silver colored as you can see in the pictures. The airsoft replica is not. But here is a part that can be bought and replaced.
But then again I'm not quite sure at this point. Could be a lighting effect
With a recent new screenshot uploaded from the Edge magazine and the trailer World of Assassination I can see another different thing from the airsoft version. The "Backstrap" or also called "Housing".
Again another part that can be purchased online
The "Magazine/Clip" changes a bit from the airsoft version but with luck I manage to find one sold separate that will do the trick
(NOTE: if you're going for the WE 1911 and want to change the clip, be sure to search for WE compatible magazine clip)
With the release of the beta and thanks to some screens I did on the new gun model, 2 little parts came to my attention. And those parts are called "Slide Stop/Release" and "Thumb Safety". Parts that of course can be purchased online from different airsoft Colt models. My fear now is if they match with the "Plunger Tube". What is a Plunger Tube you may ask? Well, its the tiny tube between the Slide Stop and the Thumb Safety. If the case comes that its too long, well no problem. It can be purchased online a shorter version from a different pistol model
(NOTE: this post was edited on 14 Feb. Happy Valentine)
So far so good. Now here come the big problem. The "TRIGGER"! I can see very well and know very well what type of trigger is that. Is the same one from the Silverballer only black (you can see it in the image bellow). I searched a lot on the web for this part but can't find nothing besides these models that look similar. Not even the same one from the real gun is on sale
2 triggers I found that resemble 47's Blackballer
Lets talk about the "Grips". One thing that I liked a lot about the Silverballer was the grips also known as "Pachmayr American Legend Grips". The Silverballer version had a custom logo on it on a little metal plate which I think with further investigation I can find some factory online that can replicate those 2 little things.
With the Blackballer version instead, those custom grips are gone. Kinda bad but I would like to add them anyway. Lets call it a classical touch
The last thing of course are the custom writings on the gun. And here comes the luck of having the airsoft model with no logos or marks on it (blank).
I could do that part thanks to an "Engraving" store I have in my town.
Another thing left behind is the silencer. I notice in the Sapienza trailer it has the Hitman logo on it and some long writing.
UPDATE: Thanks to the beta and a good close up screenshot I manage to take, I can finally see what is written on the silencer AO1538/K 42 SUPRESSOR NO.0047
For now this is my idea of how I could replicate it. I just need to wait a little longer to see it and study it better when the game is out.
So? Any suggestions?
UPDATE I just found different companies that makes custom "Medallions" for Colt's grips.
My little projects is becoming more and more real
UPDATE Black triggers identical from game has been found to be sold separated