I’m very proud to present today my #Silverballer replica MARK 2.
The gun is incomplete as I’m moving forward to a new replica (Mark 3) which will be 100% true identical in every minimal detail.
I like to consider this one a combination of all the iconic Ballers combine into 1 pistol.
Unfortunately I couldn’t complete some essential parts such as the extended thumb safety, slide release and trigger.
But! I will show you and keep updating this topic with the projects of my next and final replica.
This pistol is an Airsoft CYBERGUN Colt Series 70’s. The original markings of the gun where removed recreating after its original finish.
Custom markings were made for the most part by hand from a very professional team.
The silencer is from the Blackballer used and seen in the promotional art of the game HITMAN 2016
A huge thanks and appreciation for https://www.facebook.com/ZXVisual3D/ who made the project of the silencer and many many thanks to https://www.facebook.com/3DtiskproAirsoft/ who made my dream come true and realized it.
Unfortunately like I mention above the replica is not only incomplete but also not exactly identical.
You might have notice that the pistol is divided in 2 colors. The slide silver and the rest (frame) grey.
It’s not really incorrect. A real Hardballer has the same 2 different tone of colors and the same idea was used on the Ballers from Hitman 2 and the Hardballer from Codename 47.
Speaking about Codename 47. The backstrap of the gun is black on purpose of course because I wanted it to have a part of the first iconic weapon from the first game.
There is a small difference with the size in the prime logo on the slide.
I was very curious in giving this replica a touch of real and in game. So I choose to make the logo “slimmer” than it was intended to be in the wallpapers and went for the same size as the one you can see on the Hardballer
I wanted at all cost to make this gun identical and found my self in a position that quite a lot of accessories are not available for the airsoft market. So what I did?
I contacted a 3D artist to make me 3D printer projects of the missing pieces resulting in a very big success.
Just the thumb safety and the slide release were printed in plastic as a test to see if the shape was identical and also the size.
Currently I’m working on the trigger and deciding for which model is best to go with.
Another particular left behind on this replica is the hammer. I couldn’t do anything about it besides paying to have a 3D project done and then print it.
But my next replica has already this particular and I’m very happy about it. The hammer used and incorporated in this gun is a classic one you find on real 1911.
My first identical part that I completed and gave me a big boost in my confidence to continue stands in the grips.
The medallions are custom made and the grips were bought online. They are called American Legend Pachmayr Grips.
A small detail I like to point out is that the screws are positioned the same as you see them in the Absolution Silverballer version.
One of my biggest desire was to replicate this thin rail on top of the gun.
It’s fantasy made, because nothing like this exists out there. The Hardballer has that rail, but is wider and has a different rear sight.
Compensating how ever I manage to discover that the rear sight used in the game is called LPA sight. I mounted it with out even trying to replicate that rail.
Result? It now looks just like the Baller from Hitman 2.
My ambition is to replicate it identical in my next project. So far I have an idea how it looks with out it.