Endor Commando Rifle

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by division 6, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I've been meaning to post this pix for some time and finally up loaded it the other day. :rolleyes

    This is my throw together Rebel Alliance Commando Assult Rifle.
    I was given a gutted airsoft reciever of an M-16 than someone had started to modify.

    Everything else is scratch build using tubing and sheet styrene.
    Pool filter hose was used for the forward grip.
    a few metal parts from a misc greeblie box I got from Kenny (Elvis Trooper).
    Real vintage strap loop from a gun show.

    Not perfect, but not bad for only using a dremal and x-acto knife.
    Mainly need to upgrade the single point scope and flash supressor with resin castings off the real deal.

    Hope you like.
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    Me in full Commando getup. :D
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  2. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Works for me. :thumbsup
     
  3. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Say, thats a beauty. Tell us how you made it?
     
  4. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Very nice :thumbsup I'm inspired.
     
  5. Soundwave

    Soundwave Sr Member

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    That looks really wicked.. can't say I've seen many of these around either. I want one. :)

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    :D Awesome work...
    As you know I've started mine, Got most of the parts Just need to stop my other projects to finish it off,
    I got Lazy since I got My Hoth Blaster anyway :)

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  7. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ohhh...this brings back memories of the kindergarten:

    "I show you mine and you show me yours" :lol...
    o.k., here´s MINE:

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    Markus

    THANKS WC...
     
  8. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey deralis

    seems like you want to play "show me yours" too ;)...

    (Sorry for the crappy pics :unsure)

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    Markus

    THANKS AGAIN WC... :)
     
  9. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    I think I like the "Hoth" model more than the "Endor" version. Just because it uses a STG43/MP44 receiver/grip as a base gun, and not an easy to recognize M16 receiver.

    Both are very nice, I must say.
     
  10. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Thanks guys,

    Markus, I actually used those pix of yours when I was building mine, as well as other references.

    Is that Hoth rifle vacuum formed?

    As for making it there was a lot of staring at pictures for weeks making notes on measurments than finding tubing that would match.
    Than making all the other parts out of styrene sheet.
    Some of it was 1/8" bit most of it was for sale signs from OSH.

    It has a metal shower rod running the full length than spacers where glued on to fit the off white garden tubing of the correct outer dia.
    The scope is tubing with couplers placed over it and 2 part epoxy putty to round it out.
    Some sentra was used for the scope rings and the rail it sits on.

    D6
     
  11. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great rifles, guys..

    I recently got a cheapie springer M-16 with the intention of making this rifle. The box claims it's 1:1. But my retired navy buddy took a look at said it's as much as 1/3 too small. So if I start adding on found items at full scale I may be screwed.

    Anyone know of a site that gives the measurements of an M-16 grip and receiver?
     
  12. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    D6...the Hoth rifle is based on a metal-cast Stgw44, with a combinatiojn of resin and scratch-built details, real SP scope and scope-ring.

    Weights more than the real MP44 :lol

    Markus
     
  13. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Thanks Markus,
    You have an impresive collection.

    While I know the original rifle was stamped metal it looks like it could easly be vacformed.

    might be the way to go for large groups of Hoth Troopers. ;)
    Someday when I finish building my vac setup I may have to give it a try.

    Tredwell my rifle may very well be undersized as well since I know nothing about fire arms.
    But I am guessing it's full scale since the person I got it from is a gun nut.

    D6
     
  14. rudolpht

    rudolpht Well-Known Member

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    Here's a cast of the screen used

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    Also of the Hoth (note not in scale w/ Endor)

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  15. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    SWEET.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Now I definitely have to make a Hoth Rifle.
    and an entire Trooper to go with it. :D

    D6
     
  16. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    Very cool stuff. I am on my way to Lowes now, inspired by this thread to build a blaster rifle. :D

    I have a couple busted m-16 airsofts laying around so why not. :)

    Njc-------------------------
     
  17. Kaylee

    Kaylee Well-Known Member

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    The receiver on my AR-15 (same as the M16, minus some allowances inside for auto-fire parts) is about 7 7/8" long from the flat edge at the rear (minus the plate at the back that holds in the detent pin on the carbine) to the front of the rounded hump at the front that holds the forward take-down pin.


    The mag well (from the edge of the trigger guard to the end of the receiver) is a little over 2 3/4."


    (And I'll agree with Jimbo I think... the less recognizable receiver makes the Hoth version cooler I think. And it fits in more with the whole WWII schtick other original trilogy weapons use )


     
  18. reaper63

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    here's My Resin Hoth Rifle. Got it off of Ebay.

    Been wanting to do the Endor one for some time, just never got around to it, and the deal on the Hoth was great.

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  19. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Any options on replica MP44's? I Googled it and there appears to have been an airsoft MP44 made during the 80's, but one site said only 1000 were made and would cost you around $800 now...
     
  20. Skaught

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    Not a very clear pic, but here's mine that I made entirely from wood and PVC (mostly).

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    Scott
     
  21. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the measurements, Kaylee. Looks like my M16 is at about 80% of full size. :(

    Probably do-able to make something out of it, though. One more project added to the "someday" pile. ;)

    I, too, prefer the Hoth for all the same reasons. Sportsman's Guide has a MG34 kit that is also a little undersized, but hey, it would match my Endor. ;)
     
  22. ortiz34

    ortiz34 Well-Known Member

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    Wont someone do a run of these so I can have one too ;)

     
  23. Cookiee Monsta

    Cookiee Monsta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'ld be in for 1 ;)
     

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