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Buff, NY This IS the box I was looking for...

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by BobbyFromBUF, May 9, 2013.

  1. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    UPDATE: Blaster progress! I'm posting now at 12:48am because my wife just yelled at me for hammering the metal scope rail, and being loud. Haha, whoops! I guess it's too late to make that much noise. So, I'll wrap it up for the night, but I wanted to share my work so far. I hafta say that whitearmor.net is amazing for information on blaster building. As I mentioned before I bought a "DoopyDoo's" E11 resin blaster kit. The kit comes with almost everything you need to build a great screen accurate blaster. The few parts it does not come with are the metal scope rail, a few replacement screws, a center piece for the sight, and lenses for the scope. Most of this stuff is NOT really necessary, but I wanted to challenge myself to build a super screen accurate replica prop blaster.

    So, with that said here are a few pics of what I've been up to:

    Here is a shot of my blaster as built so far:
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    On the front of the blaster the resin cast can't quite replicate the accuracy of actual screws. So, I will bore out this part of the resin, and replace it with actual screws:
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    The metal scope rail attaches to the top of the blaster so you can mount scope and counter:
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    Once the rail is machined to size (I had to stop since I got in trouble with the wife) I will be able to mount the scope and counter before attaching it permanently:
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    These used to be the lenses from flashlights I bought at the dollar store. I used my rotary tool to grind them down to fit in the scope:
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    After all the painting is done I will permanently install the lenses into the scope:
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    Next step is to finish machining the rail, and then build the spring assembly that gets installed inside the barrel, and paint. Thanks for following along! :)
     
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  2. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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    looking good!
     
  3. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Very detailed!
     
  4. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    So, I took a break yesterday from the blaster build, and put my 8' dinghy in the water. I finally finished all the DMV stuff, affixed the registration, hull identification numbers, and the new name. I have had the boat for 3 years, and never named it...

    Here's a pic. I hope someday to host a Northridge Beach Day at my house in Blasdell

    http://imageshack.us/a/img547/6338/y3bm.jpg
     
  5. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    More progress! Started drilling out the holes on the bottom of the folding stock. Also, I attached the bayonet mount, safety switch, and c shaped ejection port guard.. I'm hoping this thing is ready for paint by Friday or Saturday.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9022/49gt.jpg
     
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  6. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    Blaster Update: First coat of primer applied...

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  7. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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  8. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm still waiting for a box...
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  9. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Are you done yet? It is October after all...
     
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  10. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    Still working.... Soon. I just need to sit down and do it already...
     
  11. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    Progress! So, I bought a pair of TK Boots from CAB Boots, and I am also modifying a pair of boots that I already owned. Man, the boots I am modifying myself are sooooo much more screen accurate!
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    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
     
  12. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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    Just wanted to share some progress with everyone...

    The TK build process is 100% customized to the individual, and as a result is very slow. When you're building and encounter an issue you cannot figure out - you turn to the forum on whitearmor.net and ask questions. This can be slow though. It sometimes takes a day or two to get an answer....

    This is my current situation. Having trouble finding the exact measurements for the proper trims on my armor...

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    See how huge my shoulder bells look? I can't find an answer on properly sizing them/reshaping them with a heat gun... So, I'll press on in another area til I get a recommendation...

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  13. BobbyFromBUF

    BobbyFromBUF Jedi Knight star 2

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  14. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Lookin good!
     
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  15. Rock Nightshifter

    Rock Nightshifter North Ridge Diplomat star 3

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Very nice! It will be worth the effort when you are finished.
     
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