COMPLETED!! Cannabilized ROTJ DH-17 hardware built

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by jedidad, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Greetings to all in blaster land.
    Here is my most recent project. Stated building this about 2 weeks ago and I just wanted to share. I am almost done and I have already made notes on how I want to modify the next one I build. Please enjoy and suggestions on it would be appreciated. I am looking for a better way to build the piston parts on the back end.

    B) Jedidad B)

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  2. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Cool Stuff.
     
  3. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    That is some very impressive work. Great job.
     
  4. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jedidad,

    That looks fantastic. I always prefered this version to the one MR released.

    What material did you use to make the diamon patterns on the grips? I've been noodling how to do this on a blaster myself.

    Looking forward to more pics. Keep up the excellent work.

    Ted.
     
  5. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    From the look, the diamond-handgrip is a piece of opaque plastic ceiling tile - the pieces they put under light fixtures. Bad description, sorry.

    Jay
     
  6. jedidad

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    Yes you are correct. It is a piece of a florecent light fixture panel. The diamonds are a little big but it still looks nice on the grip. Thanks for all the comments.

    Jedidad
     
  7. Smiling Demon

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    That's pretty cool.

    Kenny
     
  8. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking great...I LOVE this blaster design...

    I scratch-built it myself but sold it a few months ago, because I´m about to start a new one, based on a real MGC sterling :)

    Here´s a pic of my old gem.

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    Markus
     
  9. OdiWan72

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    Hey Brian...since you asked about it, here´s a parts breakdown of my old blaster:

    Aluminium receiver
    CNC machined blaster tip
    Steel scope-rail with aluminium tip real scope rings and resin SP scope
    Resin sterling parts such as grip, endcap, catch, mag well, rear sight, working trigger and resin pistons

    It was kind of a hybrid blaster, since I didn´t have any MGC parts at the time I built it, but regular Sterling parts. Incorrect, but worked for me ;)

    Anyway...I still LOVE the design and once I receive some of the long awaited parts from BJ, I´m going to finish my ESB DH17 as well :)

    You did an awesome job building all parts from scratch...
    I´m too lazy :p

    You can upgrade your blaster with correct pistons from CE, he´s offering them at the JY right now.

    Markus
     
  10. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    :D Thanks again. This forum ROCKS.....

    B) Jedidad B)
     
  11. Prefect42

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    Jedi LawJaw and Jedidad,

    Thank you both for the information about the diamond pattern grips. That's a great idea.

    Ted. :D
     
  12. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Your welcome :D That's why we are here.
    Jedidad
     
  13. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice looking blaster and a job well done. But its the ROTJ not ESB :)

     
  14. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Here are a couple of update pics. I haven't had to much time to work on this one. I have been involved in secret weapons development projects. The only thing I have added since last time was the starting of the mag-well. I am not sure if I will go with the long or short mag.

    Enjoy,
    8) Jedidad 8)

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  15. Corellianexports

    Corellianexports Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good. ;)
     
  16. Boba Frett

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    Nice work :thumbsup
     
  17. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

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    Great job. I love me them PVC blasters.
     
  18. jedidad

    jedidad New Member

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    Well here are a couple of update pics.
    Enjoy,
    B) Jedidad B)

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  19. MonCal

    MonCal Well-Known Member

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    Nice job.... :)

    I should probably make one of these one day.
     
  20. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    i wish my dad could build those. :(


    awesome stuff, cant wait to see it finished.
     
  21. jedidad

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    It's almost done..... I can hardly wait to start putting this thing together. When you get this far into the project it never goes fast enough. It doesn't help that it is so cold outside. It is hard to paint so I have to use a blow dryer to help the paint cure faster. Well enjoy, B) Brian B)
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  22. jedidad

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    For those of you who do not know, I made a grave mistake in painting the barrel. Here is the last post off my other board. I was just a tad upset yesterday.

    :D Greetings to all, :D
    Well after a great session with my therapist. She told me that remember it is just plastic and wood, go to your happy place. I stood up and pulled out my blaster and let her have it. No I did not shoot her, I let her have it. She said just get over it and repaint it, then she handed my blaster back to me and said that will be $100.00. Well I am not totally satisfied with the repaint but it will have to do, I can always build another one if I want :angry PERFECT.... :angry Go to happy place-go to happy place. Here are a couple of pics to tide you over till I finish this thing by Friday.
    Enjoy,
    B) Jedidad B)

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  23. OdiWan72

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    Awesome....

    Markus :)
     
  24. Jedi Lawja

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    Looks terrific, I can't see any paint-problems. :)

    Jay
     
  25. jedidad

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    Well here is the almost completed mag. and small clip for my blaster. It was interesting to try and come up with stuff to make this look close. Here is a resin mag. and clip for comparison. I made my clip even smaller than the resin one.

    B) Jedidad B)


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  26. jedidad

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    I am soooo close it is killing me. Here are the latest pics to drool over.
    Enjoy,
    B) Jedidad B)

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    I AM GETTING PRETTY CLOSE.
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    I have desided to build a second one when I have completed this one. I am going to correct all the mistakes I made on this one. There are at least 6 that have found so far. Thanks for all the support and praise. Jedidad
     
  27. jedidad

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    Here are a couple of detail pieces for under the scope to hide the mounts. I made them out of a for sale sign and some .99 tank tracks. I super glued them to the styrene sign.
    Brian


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  28. jedidad

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    Well I finaly finished this bad boy and am I glad . Now I can start on all the other projects I have to do. Here are the final pictures.
    Enjoy,
    B) Jedidad B)

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  29. franz bolo

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    Very Cool..

    Nice work.

    FB
     
  30. wuher da brewer

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    Congratulations. That came out really well.
     
  31. OdiWan72

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    LOVE IT.

    Markus :)
     

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