DL-21 Blaster (Ponda Baba)

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  1. Clutch

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    Anyone have a higher rez version of this image?

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  2. Valdez

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    Re: DL-21 Blaster

    Well at least for the main part. Its an AR-7. Hope that helps a little.

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  3. Clutch

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    Thanks. It illustrates that the markings on the original are further forward than all the others I have seen. I believe the original is an Armalite.
     
  4. Valdez

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    Yeah. Its either an ArmaLite or Charter Arms.
     
  5. Clutch

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    Another unloved pistol I see. :(
     
  6. lonepigeon

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    It's an Armalite.
    The scope is a 4x15 with the eyepiece of a Weaver 29S stuck on the end.
    Both scopes come in several variations so you have to find the right one (they're both pretty common).
     
  7. Clutch

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    That stepped eyepiece is the killer for me. All the ones I've seen look like the typical Tasco, ASI, etc...
     
  8. lonepigeon

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    Crosman is the most common branding of this scope that I've seen. There are a couple others, but I don't remember them offhand.
    I haven't found the correct branding yet. The Crosman markings don't match, but it's identical in dimensions.
    There are a ton of Crosman variations over the years. This is just one of them.
     
  9. Bowelrock

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    The barrel looks to me like a Mortar Flight flipped around.
     
  10. Clutch

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    Thanks Chris. You are correct, Bowelrock. It is a British 2" mortar fin. I'm also guessing the barrel here is not the stock AR-7 barrel.
     
  11. Clutch

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    Scored the fin!

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  12. OdiWan72

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    That´s a beauty!!!!!

    Once you send me your shipping adress, the scope mount and grip will be on their way to you! :)

    Markus
     
  13. Clutch

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    Gracias, blaster master!
     
  14. Clutch

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    Now I'm wondering. Was the barrel custom or was an original cut down? It doesn't seem that obvious to me because the first pic in the thread looks like it is aluminum. The barrel in the pic below looks more like the original rifle barrel. However it has a bare metal look.

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  15. Bradleyfett

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    Does anyone offer castings of the AR-7 or even a whole Ponda Baba blaster? I'm working on a Ponda costume and I'm now approaching when I'll need to make the blaster. Any help is appreciated!

    M
     
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  16. Clutch

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    Almost two years now and still no Ponda love for me. :(
     
  17. Clutch

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    And I'm stuck in the everything BUT Star Wars forum... :facepalm
     
  18. OdiWan72

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    HUH.....what does that mean buddy!?
    Didn´t I send you the mount and grip ....two years ago :lol ?

    I LOVE my PB blaster and the AR7 based Hoth rebel trooper blaster pistol!!!

    Markus

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    just tell the mods to move this thread.

    MonCals landspeeder was stuck in the general modelling forum as well before the moved it where it belongs ;)

    Markus
     
  19. Clutch

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    Just a cursed project. First guy I wanted to do a barrel said he was too busy to make it. Second guy wanted more than the entire project cost. Third guy still has the parts and is working on replicating the mount in aluminum. I still need the scope ring but haven't been looking since I can't use it now anyway. You still want that stock?
     
  20. OdiWan72

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    First of all, welcome to the SW forum ;) THANKS mods for moving this thread!

    I´d recommend to ask Scottjua reg. the barrel and mount. He seems to be talented at the mill/ lathe and is a blaster guy, just like me :D
    Alternatively I could hook you up with a resin scope-rail.

    PLEASE let me know if you find the correct scope-ring, which has not been identified as of yet.
    The original doesn´t have any markings etc. so the maker is unknown...surely a rare-as-hell early japanese item :lol

    The stock?...generally yes. I´d have to ask a friend of mine, who was planning to build a James Bond sniper rifle with it.
    PM me your price and I´ll let you know...

    Markus
     
  21. thd9791

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    necroposting! - if it makes you feel any better, I just started to look into this blaster and really dig it. How did this turn out? Got any pics after getting the mortar fin?
     
  22. Clutch

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    I sent it to that ***hole SwampDonkey so he could machine a barrel for me. He took my money, gun parts, and mortar fin. Needless to say, I haven't finished.
     
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  23. kurtyboy

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  24. thd9791

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    WOW I had no clue. Sorry to bring up bad memories.
     
  25. TuskenRaider

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    Super old thread, I know, but this image is available on the 501st site. It's not super high res but is a decent enough size. I'd love to see someone make one of these. I'm planning to do it myself once I've finished my many ongoing projects - hoverboard, Harley Quinn bat, raptor claw, Robocop auto-9 conversion and too many others to list (I think I need to learn some self control when it comes to starting and finishing projects! :facepalm).
    800px-DZ_pondababa_blaster.png
     
  26. kurtyboy

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    Hehe... That's my blaster, which I keep meaning to improve some...


     
  27. TuskenRaider

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    Nice job Kurty Boy! Should have know it would belong to someone on the RPF :D. What are you looking to improve on it? Did you find any decent source material? I've only really found the BTS photos in the Cantina but not much to go on...

     
  28. kurtyboy

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    Thanks, I just plan on giving it a new realistic metallic paintjob.
     
  29. Unfated

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    That's weird this thread popped back to the top just as I was printing two of the front flash hiders for this blaster to test my 3D printer.
    They don't print bad if you want a distressed paint job. I don't want to put in the time in puttying and sanding to make them
    super smooth. I already have my DL-21 finished.

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  30. Clutch

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    This just brings back bad memories. Made me reluctant to send anybody anything.
     
  31. thd9791

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    This blaster really needs to be made either as one solid resin piece or using the real metal parts only. I had a lot of trouble building mine, it didn't come with a barrel, nor did it have any resin to install the grip, and using the original mortar fin included with the barrel made it very front-heavy. I believe the whole hoth blaster was cast in resin with a section to slide the l2a3 grip onto. most likely built up with clay and molded into the blaster itself.
     
  32. mgoob

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    I've got an extra Weaver 29s scope part for sale in the JY now if anyone needs it.


    Still trying to find the elusive scope bracket as well as the rest of the scope to put on my Odiwan72 resin blaster.
     
  33. OdiWan72

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    Isn´t it strange that you helped me to get my hands on my real AR7s, while you don´t have one yourself!!?
     
  34. mgoob

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    Well I do have a real AR-7 for the Hoth version, but resin is fine for this version.

     
  35. kurtyboy

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    Updated!
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