Lightsabers & Blasters Tusken Sniper Rifle

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  1. Full_Body_Asajj Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2003
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    Ciao all,
    I am looking for a tusken sniper rifle, mostly for display. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    FBA
  2. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 2, 2002
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    I think most people make those themselves, to go with their costume.

    I don't know if there are any licensed prop makers for these, which is all you're allowed to ask about in this Forum.
  3. Evil-Henchman Jedi Master

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    Jul 17, 2004
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    Not quite. You can't ask where to buy unlicensed props (if you know it's unlicensed) but you can certainly ask how to make one for yourself.

    You know, I think we need a sticky on this boards's definition of an unlicensed prop/costume. Personally I think the mods here are misinterpreting it's actual meaning and are extending it to products that are similiar to Star Wars products but are in fact are orginal designs and are not infringing on any copyrights... or extending it to products that were made for a movie from pre-existing parts such as automobile windshield wipers and hand grenades. Those things are not infringing on LucasFilm's copywrites. If you don't believe that then your wrong... period.

    A good example of this is the lightsabers from ANH and TESB. It is perfectly legal for anyone to make reproductions of those and sell them as there were cobbled together from pre-existing parts and as such could not be copywrited by Lucas. He did copywrite the term "lightsaber" and "lightsabre" but not the actual designs of the sabers from those 2 movies as he could not legally do so.
  4. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 2, 2002
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    They weren't asking for directions or tutorials to make one, so the assumption is that they wanted to buy one. [face_peace]
  5. Evil-Henchman Jedi Master

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    Jul 17, 2004
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    True, but if the person has no idea that it's unlicensed then it's ok to ask where to buy it regardless of whether it's unlicensed or not. If it turns out to be unlicensed then we are not allowed to tell that person where to buy one.

    Besides, I'm pretty sure (but not 100% positive) the Tuskan rifle is also cobbled togther from pre-existing parts and is legal for anyone to make and sell.
  6. Full_Body_Asajj Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 18, 2003
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    Umm...I either am looking to buy one or make one.

    Little help?

    ~FBA~
  7. abodeofthedamned Jedi Youngling

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  8. Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 10, 2003
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    They are not that hard to make. I made 14 for my FF when we did our tusken group build. The hardest part was doing the math to figure out the exact dimensions.
  9. Antilles01 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 5, 2001
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    As someone who has no desire to make a tusken sniper rifle, even I am curious as to how you made them, please tell us! The info would be useful for any star wars weapon prop build.
  10. Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan

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    K. Ill dig up the files and stuff tonight and post them
  11. CSMacLaren Jedi Youngling

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    Tuskens are not my area of study, but I'm sure there are some references on the rifle.

    http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=86159

    http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=86158

    Provided the above 3D images are accurate, the rifle looks like it can be made out of wood, PVC pipes and miscellaneous greebles.

    Edit: The "Star Wars Chronicles" book turns out to have a rare photo of a tusken rifle.

    Did more Googling for you and found a fanmade schematic:

    http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/tuskenraider/tuskenrifle.html

    http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/tuskenraider/images/tusken_rifle_ep1_mech_nopic.gif

    More info:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tusken_Cycler_Rifle

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Tusken_raider_rifle.jpg

    Stormtrooper guy did a buildup:

    http://stormtrooperguy.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=168

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