@dl44blaster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by chubsANDdoggers, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very very true. The continuity for all these blasters from one film to the next speaks volumes as well :)
     
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  2. mgoob

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    Nice collage, but you've gotta find another photo instead of Solo shooting himself in the head! ;)
     
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  3. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Never noticed that before.
    Perhaps it was used as he slid down the chute- they removed it so he'd be more comfortable.
     
  4. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lol I know! But the only other one I had was this one and he has his eyes closed?! Seems like Ford is always closing his eyes when he shots his blaster. I guess he would have made a good stormtrooper after all (if he didn’t get kicked out that is) ;) DF6FE3C6-56BB-4B99-8E24-C4AD4470EBE1.jpeg
     
  5. E Williams

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    ^ also, that one might be "Luke's" blaster! Ford used both live fires when filming that sequence and it seems like the M19 above might be the cut light port one :)
     
  6. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is a completed build with this new extraction mark update I’ve been able to accomplish. The extraction mark (just like the real deal) is made up from two parts. First the bolt is milled and then adding to it the mark itself :)

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  7. fezfox

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    I am pretty keen on a DL44 - just no idea how one would get one here to Australia. There are Mausers on the market here... but I'm the sort of guy who sends things off the propmakers like yourself... so same problem. chubsANDdoggers do you have a view on this? Any experience with international transfers of DL44s?
     
  8. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure what u mean by “who sends things off the porpmakers like yourself”. I’m pretty sure its a complement but just not sure exactly what u mean is all. As far as mailing into Australia I’ve been told that as long as it’s disassemble (Mauser in two parts and all the kits in pieces) it shouldn’t be a problem? Not a 100% sure as I can’t afford to risk it myself but FM has done that I believe. A lot of the fun is building it urself anyhow so if this is true then as long as the base parts are modified to be accurate then u should be golden! ?
     
  9. fezfox

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    Absolutely its a complement! You make incredible pieces! :notworthy: Whilst for some, its all about the building, for others its about learning the lore and history, owning and holding part of that history. I am not skilled at making things by hand - I am a digital craftsman - and I prefer to get things made by people much more talented than myself! As you know there are several on this site that make a business of builder props for others.

    Maybe it comes down to sending the components separately? I suppose I ought to talk to my local customs officers...
     
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  10. RodanAZ

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    A quick google search shows that you must have permission from your "State or Territory Police" to import an imitation firearm into Australia. From an outsider's point of view, I would certainly consider a DL-44 replica to be an "imitation firearm", but it looks like it's possible for you to import it.
     
  11. chubsANDdoggers

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    Hero fully modified in progress. Very happy with the results.. 75B68B7D-5DF7-47A2-94DF-759B2BC9CF74.jpeg E606104E-63DF-445C-8BC3-EF49F3C4B245.jpeg 3CA3BFBA-791A-44E8-8DFD-B105F58E76B4.jpeg
     
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  12. thegnome

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    what is the diameter of the half circle on the bottom of page two for the canon DL-44? Thanks
     
  13. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Repost a pic if u don’t mind so I have a better idea of what part you mean?
     
  14. thegnome

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    What I was trying to ask was what is the length of the U-shaped thing at the bottom the gun (you talked about it on page two). Anyhow its fine now, I eyeballed it.
     
  15. mgoob

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    The U-shaped thing at the bottom of the pistol grip is the loop for the lanyard ring.
     
  16. thegnome

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    This IMG_3775.JPG
     
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  17. mgoob

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    That's the magazine floor plate.
     
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    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job. That turned out looking really good. Sometimes eyeballing it is better than any number anyhow. Very nice!
     
  20. chubsANDdoggers

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    SW:ANH - poor Greedo.. 7E7E3842-D617-47B7-99B3-48D27E0D44EA.jpeg
     
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  21. thegnome

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    how would you tint the canon DL-44? Which method?
     
  22. chubsANDdoggers

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    How would I paint it u mean? It’s subjective honestly. Some people think the whole thing is blued, some think the top is blued the bottom is painted. It really depends on who u talk to as there isn’t a definitive answer. Some like to push one method over another but honestly it’s up to you. I’ve painted them every which way. Traditional black body with a gloss scope looks very sharpe as well.
     
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  23. chubsANDdoggers

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    I think this is about as accurate a build I can possible do. Everything as been worked on from the denix itself to the parts as well. I even tired to duplicate the weathering on everything down to the scope front and back incerts.

    The parts themselves are a mixture from FM, Todd’s, DEC, authentic Reades and even using my own designed parts to accomplish it. This took a LONG time to finish but the results speak for themselves I believe..
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  24. russellsch

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    Your photos are brilliant. Your builds are astounding! (y)
     
  25. chubsANDdoggers

    chubsANDdoggers Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Much thanks on both accounts!
     
  26. thegnome

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    How would you make the hole on the bottom of the blaster smaller? I tried to do it but I made it too big because of trying to make the hole symmetrical. The hole is symmetrical but it is too big now. Thanks
     
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