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 #22476  by oota goota
 Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:16 am
Green1000 wrote:
Eng76 wrote:Not that I want to add to your to do list, but the sterling is also the base for the DH17.

Rebel Rebel!
You of all people should know that imperial gunners carry them too! Rebel scum!

DH17 is a great idea though, I'm sure there would be plenty of people wanting them
anyone know what they used on the ends of those guns? If it's easy enough I might be able to offer that as a kit too eek!
 #22485  by Kiwi sapper
 Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:34 am
Can get hold of a scope for the DH17 :)
 #22488  by oota goota
 Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:05 am
Kiwi sapper wrote:Can get hold of a scope for the DH17 :)
nice one KS! Well I'll get my sculpt finished in a couple of weeks and then I'll get the sterling going and we can go from there. I need to do some research into the different e11s and the dh see what's need etc etc good times!
 #22504  by Green1000
 Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:00 am
oota goota wrote:
Green1000 wrote:
Eng76 wrote:Not that I want to add to your to do list, but the sterling is also the base for the DH17.

Rebel Rebel!
You of all people should know that imperial gunners carry them too! Rebel scum!

DH17 is a great idea though, I'm sure there would be plenty of people wanting them
anyone know what they used on the ends of those guns? If it's easy enough I might be able to offer that as a kit too eek!
From a little bit of googling, I got to here:
http://www.partsofsw.com/dh17.htm
It pretty much is saying the guns in ANH are based on a BSA Model 1949. In fact they were casts and not the real things like the e11's were.

went a bit further and found here: http://www.historicalfirearms.info/post ... -following that the barrel that we are familiar with is from a prototype with an alternative foregrip, and from that I presume it is quite rare!

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 #22505  by oota goota
 Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:47 pm
Thanks Andy yeah that front end would have to be made. Man I wish I still had access to a lathe!
 #22631  by oota goota
 Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:07 am
small update but big thanks to Eng76 for the loan of his m40 sight :) I dropped this into silicone last week and have a nice mold to do some casting from. One step closer. I'm still mucking around with that sculpt but hope to be on this a bit more in a week or two.

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 #22637  by Armante
 Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:42 am
oota goota wrote:small update but big thanks to Eng76 for the loan of his m40 sight :) I dropped this into silicone last week and have a nice mold to do some casting from. One step closer. I'm still mucking around with that sculpt but hope to be on this a bit more in a week or two.

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I had the pleasure of seeing this scope in person at the recent meet-up. Very nice indeed, and an excellent piece to add to a unique build!
 #22737  by oota goota
 Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 pm
ok needed a break from the dark trooper so I worked on the sterling a bit. I've gotten a cast out of the folding stock mold and tidied it up a bit. I'm happy with how this turned out given the difficulties with making the mold and casting it; an awkward job this piece as we couldn't detach it from the gun.

I've also cast out the wee bracket that goes on the underside of the barrel and that's all looking good too. One step closer :)

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more soon...ish
 #22741  by oota goota
 Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:44 pm
MattG wrote:Yeah, I imagine this was a little tricky. Looks great though.
Thanks MG yeah it's a nice bit of patina on the piece and it's come up good for a casting. I'll remould the sucker once I'll gotten 1 complete sterling done