Best PVC Sterling build-up plans out there?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Jodo Kast 3, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Jodo Kast 3

    Jodo Kast 3 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone,

    Looking to build a PVC Sterling with some add on Sterling resin parts from EBay. Anybody got a good source for a straight-forward building tutorial and templates for one?

    Thanks in advance,

    JK3
     
  2. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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  3. Lichtbringer

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  4. Etewaf

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    Maelstrom'* the nail on the head. Great tutorials there. However, I've always had trouble finding the right thin walled PVC. Asking Lowes/Home Depot employees for the thin walled stuff usually results in a blank stare. Any tips there?
     
  5. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Try looking for ABS pipe, it should be thinner.
     
  6. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Not really.

    The BBC plans are pretty basic and inaccurate, but maybe good enough if someone has low expectations.
     
  7. Jodo Kast 3

    Jodo Kast 3 Well-Known Member

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    Etewaf,


    Post a pic if you find what you are looking for. I`m going to go look at Home Depot this weekend myself.

    LIchtbringer,

    Your link does`nt work....it says you have to sign in to view it.
     
  8. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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    Thanks. Love you, too. :lol

    I've read quite a few threads where long time members point the way to the blaster builders club.
     
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  9. CB2001

    CB2001 Master Member

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    Seriously, is there anything PVC can't be used for in filmmaking?
     
  10. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Yes Darling. :lol It wasn´t meant against you.

    Once they were best (and the only) available, but they are outdated. Still good for a fast and easy build, but he asked for "the best out there" - so i assume best available accuracy matters for him. ;)
     
  11. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Aye, but then it will work. ;)
     
  12. Mr_Creepy

    Mr_Creepy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As I understand it, the templates were made from an actual Sterling so they should be accurate.
     
  13. Lichtbringer

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    They "should" ... in a perfect world ....

    They are made for costumers, and they are better than a Hasbro.
    But as i understand it, we here strive for higher accuracy than the average costumer. :love

    They are missing details, are off at certain parts, .... not "bad", but also not the best plans out there.

    Do what you want, just tried to help - i have my E-11 made from a real sterling + real parts - and gave a tip where you can find brand new made accurate plans. But of course you don´t need to use the better plans. :lol
     
  14. Jonny B

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    Hmmmm....Would there be a market for these pieces made in metal? Honestly I can't believe there's no kit out there offered like this, and if there IS interest in this...

    It's just a pipe with holes in it...how hard could it be? :angel
     
  15. exoray

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    Yep, there is a market they sell for about $7,000+ require a background check, fingerprints, local law enforcement sign off and a $200 tax stamp and they must be legal to own in your State... Douglas Oefinger (DLO) pre-registered a butt load of these silly tubes before the 1986 machine gun ban went into effect in the US, and has capitalized on his investment many times over since then... His tubes are grandfathered and no more can be made for public sale after the 1986 ban...

    The tube with the holes is equal to a machine gun in the US (that is if the BATF decides it can be readily converted to be functional, they decide arbitrarily there is no written definition) thus manufacturing the tube is equal to manufacturing a machine gun in the US... There have been "80%" tubes made and there are tubes with bonded blueprints available... The "80%" tubes push the legal limits to the edge and most of those offerings have thus dried up, likely due to BATF pressure, or at least that was what one person that used to manufacture and sell them told me happened to him... The "80%" tubes are generally just cut to length and have the 76 barrel holes drilled, none of the other cutouts are done...

    Fines start at $100,000 (misdemeanor) or $250,000 (felony) and includes several years of free room and board at a Federal facility...

    And the IRS puts the cherry on top for TAX evasion since they are a tax stamped item, that lack of paying the tax will get you another $100,000 fine and 5 more year free room and board at that Federal facility...

    Once you put those correct holes in that pipe it's no longer a pipe, it's a machine gun in the US...

    FYI the newly manufactured semi-auto Sterlings have a metal block welded inside the tube that prevents the full auto bolt from fitting in, the bolt is modified as well as the trigger group, and they also have a slight modification to the tube area where the trigger group attaches that will not allow the full auto trigger group to be attached... And they have a 16"+ barrel... These modifications are BATF approved mods that remove it from machine gun and short barrel NFA category and place it in a normal gun category... The modified tube is still a firearm and all firearms laws apply, it's just not a machine gun anymore...
     
  16. Jonny B

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    After the Holidays I'll make a few calls and see what I can find out. I have quite the colection of weapons and got my licenses and permits many a year ago. Matter of fact, this just reminded me there's a Full-Auto Shoot comming up I have to get ready for :lol
     
  17. Robert McLain

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    I built this PVC E-11 a few years ago using the BBC plans with some resin sterling pieces from a member here(can't rember who) If they aren't accurate it's not by much.
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    I think the BBC plans are great.

    Robert:)
     
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  18. Jonny B

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    Phone calls done...

    Expect a JY INT: Who wants a Sterling L2A3 very soon.
     
  19. madmax

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    I love the BBC plans,built my 1st e11 that way,i own 2 real deac sterling and in my humble opinion you can't get better plans.
    Remember it's how you use the plans that counts,i kinda always take plans and make them my own by changing a thing or 2
    but for FREE you can't beat the BBC plans
     
  20. James1969

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    That's a slick blaster!
     
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  21. OdiWan72

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    double that!

    Markus :)
     
  22. SurferGeek

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    I guess it's a moot issue as it doesn't look like they're taking new registrations.

     
  23. Lichtbringer

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    Sorry to hear that.


    Well, both show how to build a E-11 - the difference between them and the BBC ones is more like the difference between a Finemolds Millenium Falcon and a AMT MF, or a MGC Mauser to a Denix one. The same stuff, but different levels of accuracy. Both can be used to build a nice looking thing, but ..... as always it comes down to the level you want.

    At the beginning i wouldn´t have believed it can be done in such a way, but "Zeroroom" made it.
     
  24. gjw

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    :cheers
     
  25. biguk

    biguk New Member

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    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but thought it was better to do so.

    I've just bought a Doopydoo E-11 pipe kit, and i was looking for the templates to print off. All links pointing to the BBC templates are broken and i can't find any others. So i was after a bit of help in locating some templates to download.

    Thanks
     
  26. Mr_Creepy

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  27. Reelo

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    Made mine years ago using bbc templates and bought resin parts. Still very proud of it, even if it might not be the most accurate.

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  29. ZeroRoom

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    We'll let me resurrect an old thread too. Firstly I just then saw Lichtbeinger's highly complimentary post in my name and I thank him greatly for it. BigUk: I have the proper blue prints that Lichtbringer, Skunky and I made from real Sterling measurements. I can send them over to you if you. PM me and I'd be happy to show you the results of my build :)
     
  30. Shadowboss

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    Huh, I think folks ought to come together and make the blueprints awesome but instead, you folks want to sit and say "mine are better cause I did my own version so mine are more accurate". Kind of childish!!
    Have you contacted the BBC and offered any advice or constructive info that can be used? NO, I didn't think so.

    Look, we all fly the same flag and we have a passion for props but slamming ones work for your own isn't the way to go about it!

    The BBC plans are free and like it's been said over there, the plans and tutorials are up for additions, changes and/or updates. So feel free to contact them with useful information and stop the slam fest!

    The BBC Link www.imperial-fleet.com
     

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