EE-3 (Boba Fett's Rifle) from scratch!

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  1. PropReplicator2

    PropReplicator2 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So over the past two weeks I've been working off and on on my scratch built EE-3..

    The way I hope to do this is I plan to make a barrel for ESB and a barrel for the ROTJ version of the blaster so that I can make multiple versions off of the same gun and stock molds.

    I plan to make the stock connector piece from resin and the rest of the gun will be cast in rubber and filled with a flexible foam.

    My progress so far includes a finished and primed connector piece, a gun base (still in progress), and a stock sculpted from styrofoam (still in progress). The rest will be done from scratch as well, and I will attempt to document my progress here as often as possible.

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    Finished the stock today and primed it for molding. Plastic T-track should be coming in (FleaBay purchase) next week and I can get started on the barrel. Next up I need to finish the main webley body :D

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    alright alex!! great to see you at it again!! :thumbsup
     
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    Glad to be back and moving! ;)
     
  5. russellsch

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    Ooooo, this looks very interesting :love
     
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    Thanks bud! It'll be even better once I get a few casts out :D
     
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    One of my buddies, was gracious enough to give me a casting of an original webley grip for my build. So after a first coat of primer here it is:
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    I'm jealous. :angry Can't wait to see it finished though!
     
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    Thanks! :$
     
  10. thd9791

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    I always have trouble scratch-building an object until I have the real one in hand. This is rather impressive :)

    I also have an MK IV flare gun sitting in a cabinet if you need measurements. It's basically just the pistol and handle but Chizbot had an old plan to do this with it.
     
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    I love scratch building.. it makes me really feel like I'm part of the project.. this one has been pretty time consuming but well worth it!
     
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    So it's been a few days, I was waiting on some smaller parts to come in for molding. Molded the T-track (3 pieces of it) last night and casting the 12 I need today.

    My significant other decided to try her hand at casting (because she told me it couldn't be that hard ;) ) and made a bit of a mess, but it should be easily cleaned up later.. ROTJ barrel base in the back.

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    Jumped back on this over the past few days.. taking the barrel to the giant sanding belt at work tomorrow or Friday to even out the end and remove unwanted material. Working only on the ROTJ Blaster right now, and decided to build a ESB blaster completely separate!
     

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  14. halliwax

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    Looking good Alex!!
     
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    Thanks Danny! I was glad to get this kicked from the shelf and into my hands again!
     
  16. S1NGULAR1TY

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    This is going to look awesome! EE-3 was my favorite in Battlefront! I'm following this closely.
     
  17. PropReplicator2

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    Okay so essentially I have completely backtracked on the idea of casting the stocks in rubber (if at all). The gun base will still be cast, as well as the barrels, but the ROTJ Stock will be resin (paint drying now) and a whole new stock will be hand carved for my ESB Blaster.
     
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    Any more progress Alex? Hope you and your family are doing ok
     
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    halliwax Danny, yes more progress is being made just very slowly. I am priming the barrel and base for the ROTJ Blaster today. Pictures to come shortly!
     
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    ROTJ Stock finished (greeblies to come). Found a way to create a 3-d faux wood surface texture over the foam base.. looks great to me. 2aHMBnR.jpg
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    Made a resin casting of the connector piece and attached (friction fit until screws are added) to the stock.
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  23. Dann

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    Wow! This is so very cool. Great work so far!

    And I thought my 98% 3D printed blaster was impressive!

    This is in a totally different ballpark! Can't wait to see this progress.
     
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