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 #24279  by oota goota
 Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:56 pm
Blaxmyth wrote:Had the privilege to see these first hand last weekend. They look even more spectacular, and have an impressive weight and feel to them. Truly marvellous work, Oot!
Thanks Blax! yeah I reckon the weight is about right not too heavy not too light. I was worried that they were going to be too heavy with all that resin but so far so good
 #24280  by oota goota
 Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:58 pm
MattG wrote:That shelf full of five weapons just looks bad-ass.
cheers MG yeah it was a lot of fun making this first batch. People who picked them up to look at them always seemed to want to go "pew pew pew" which is a good sign for a prop :)
 #24394  by TIE1138
 Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:10 am
Hi Oota. Just read this and everything you have done in the way of assembly is how I am doing my own build at the moment. Very well put together.
Is the plug with the slot in it something you engineered to help with this build?
 #24397  by oota goota
 Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 am
TIE1138 wrote:Hi Oota. Just read this and everything you have done in the way of assembly is how I am doing my own build at the moment. Very well put together.
Is the plug with the slot in it something you engineered to help with this build?
Hey man cool! great minds think alike? :ohwell:

Yeah I needed something for the front sight and the barrel end bit to attach to and that's what I came up with! Good thing is it helps secure the stock as well if you use epoxy glue or something gap filling. bad thing is it does add extra weight where you don't want it. My blasters are slightly front heavy, I have a feeling the original props were too if you look at the way Harrison ford held his. But it's amazing how much difference 30 or 40 grams of weight can make in a light replica cheers!
 #24554  by Darth Kenny
 Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 am
Finished, except for a couple of glass lenses coming from china. Now I’m all out of projects.

If anyone else is making the kit. I went different from John and painted the bolt but didn’t install that until all the sterling parts were painted. I think if I did this again I would install the t-tracks before painting. To save all the extra wear and tear trying to get them to fit well

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