Again, maybe they glued on the pulley greeblie on the HERO and either it came off early, or they took it off because it wouldn't holster properly or kept coming off in the holster.
In the pre production stills (very small images) of H. Ford playing in a field with the prop you can see the disk.
pretty evident now....i think
still have the dvd coming but don't think we need it... it will be the final proof
The evidence we have now is pretty conclusive, but I still really would like to see it visibly on the real deal Mauser. Hopefully that Naked Runner DVD will fix that.
As for the side disk, the greeblie with a center hole sounds very plausible to me. Considering the blaster definitely looks as though it had been painted.
But then again, this Blaster HAS fooled me before.
Last edited by deadbolt; Jun 15, 2011 at 4:08 PM.
The disk on the Merr Sonn Blaster has a little square notch in it, which would show in the paint when removed. So I don't think it's exactly like that one, but seems very likely to be a similar piece. Like the barrel greeblie, it looks very similar, but not quite the same.
But, that's probably what they were going for.
Edit: I changed the Title of this thread to ANH Hero DL-44 Discussion to free up the discussion a bit.
Sorry, I meant you can see the "disk"... not the pulley greeblie
I just flattened my barrel with the taper and lowered it. It looks fine. At the same angles as the pics it looks correct. Don't notice the flat except from bottom view , as it should be.
I will post pics shortly.
Also one measurement off from real mauser. The dimension across the top of the receiver above the bevels , my denix is about .400+- not the .2975 Dcarty measured. Considerable. Always wondered why it look a bit different there. Easy fix.
About the cylinders. I had a look through my old emails and found one I received from the Williams guy in 2008. I had forgotten he contacted me then out of the blue even though I hadn't spoken to him since 2005.
He told me that he had managed to buy back the missing Williams molds (Williams had sold them to another company which also went out of business and had been bought up by yet another company) but the molds for that style of cylinder only went up to 1" scale (7/8" in length) which is about half the size of the ANH part.
Sorry, I completely forgot about this when I made my last post about the cylinders.
Here are some prelim shots of my model with the tapered flat barrel.
Only put in place and not finished yet.
I also narrowed the top of the receiver bevel to Dcarty's specs.
Let me know what you think
I now have two inaccurate blasters. Thanks guys...
This shows the same angle (approx) I think I need to turn the bbl down just a little overall but now the "highlight" under the HERO barrel looks like a taper when you can compare to something known.
Nice work kpax, looking good! Just that much more accurate now.
So, does anybody have the correct, real MG81 Flash Hider they could provide a couple measurements for? Maybe then we will be able figure up a more definite Barrel Length for this sucker.
My FH is a duplicate of a real MG81 in steel and was made for a real MG81 SEE post 11.
I can provide specs and maybe compare with others.
I think my bbl is close but am going to review.
It was said that the flash hider, as evidenced in some photos, was "stuffed" to make the barrel sit in the hider centered which is why the flash hider is off kilter in some pics.
The "set screw" is only used here to secure the end of the barrel. Not sure if they threaded the barrel or the MG81 hole to do this.
Not sure if everyone knows, but the REAL MG81 boosters do not use set screws. The holes in the flash hider, which if you notice goes through top and bottom, as to aid in screwing the booster on and off the end of the machine gun barrel. You would put a rod through the holes to get more leverage. You can imagine the vibration the machine gun would exhibit. If the booster wasn't tight it would just fly off.
I have 1.200 for the barrel from edge of FH to receiver.