£4 water gun to "ok" cheap Han Solo DL-44 Blaster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Gideono, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Gideono

    Gideono New Member

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    Hey
    Just a cool little cheapo project for some poor people like me.
    Water gun to "ok" cheap replica?

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    When i was in town (should have been at home doing coursework)
    i found this han solo nerf water gun for £4 in Home Bargins Discount Store
    No college work was getting done this day...
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    So after spraying the dog with the blaster, i removed the water cap on the scope (pops off)
    then used my dremel to drill the holes in the muzzle (lazy people could just paint the holes black)
    and then sanded all the star wars and licencing mumbo jumbo off the gun with a rough sandpaper
    ,then a light go over with a fine sandpaper. Easy stuff.
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    Gave it 1 coat of grey primer (too lazy for more)
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    Then hit it with some ​Aluminium (just silver)
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    Covered the muzzle in masking tape to keep the silver safe
    then painted the rest of the gun matte black.
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    Shineeey and clean
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    Masked the gun frame from the "handle"? then painted it brown
    with some cheap acrylic paints
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    Painted the screw and gave it a little weathering (i tried)
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    After dry brushing the edges in silver and coating the muzzle in black and
    scrubbing it off in another attempted at weathering, i think it turned out ok for a £4 water gun and under 2hrs of work.
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    I little comparison with a fresh new one i'l probably repaint aswell.
    Hope you enjoyed the cheapo, rushed project.


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  2. harrisonp

    harrisonp Well-Known Member

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    Looks good! "DL-44C : compact repeating blaster"

    I always like seeing toy repaints, especially when they come out like this
     
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  3. Gideono

    Gideono New Member

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    Thanks, this was my first repaint and I'm glad you like it :)
     
  4. humvee0519

    humvee0519 New Member

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    I have the Nerf gun version. The receiver is a little big to accommodate the darts but im going to paint it and detail it.
     
  5. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Looking good. I would probably have filled the holes in the flash hider before painting.
     
  6. Tribal Spaceman

    Tribal Spaceman Active Member

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    Great work. I've got one of these at home and been meaning to do the same.
     
  7. Spiderstella

    Spiderstella Sr Member

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    Very nice! You did a good job on that well done :)
     
  8. Uridium

    Uridium Well-Known Member

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    Haha.
    Nice job.
     
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