Help me Fix My Rebel Blaster So it Will SELL

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Boba Debt, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  2. racprops

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    First sounds like it is totaly dead on accurate, so I would not change.

    Second you trying to sell in the summer, a hard time to sell anything...that maybe all that is wrong.

    Third have you tried Ebay?


    Rich
     
  3. Anakin Starkiller

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  4. lonepigeon

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    It looks most like a ROTJ version considering the exposed vent holes, proportions of the muzzle, and design of the scope rail. Except the ROTJ version was built from a MGC Sterling and still had the mag well attached.
    So if you put the mag well on it could be some sort of ROTJ/real Sterling hybrid.

    You can look at an MR version to see what an ANH should look like. It has no mag well, but there are many other differences. I think it'd be too much work to try and make it ANH though. Also as has been said you can get the MR ANH cheap these days. I've seen it for $175 shipped.

    ESB would be a difficult change as well. Again you'd need the mag well on it. Your grip assembly is over an inch too far forward (see the Lando pic how the front of the assembly lines up to about the half way mark on the ejection port). The gun is around an inch too long overall as well.
    I'm sure Markus has pics handy of his finished ESB DH-17.

    To me your best bet is a fan interpretation of an ROTJ/Sterling hybrid.
     
  5. OldKen

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    LP as he said in his original post, its a replica of the blaster lando is holding in the visual dictionary, its a wierd varient on purpose.

    man, have you tried putting a pic of the blaster in question next to it?

    no proof like visual proof, i kinda remember the pic/blaster, but i know personally that a picture that looked exactly like it would spark my interest if i had the cash to spend or i was looking for a wierd varient blaster...

    just a thought.

    i think its an awesome piece.

    good luck bro. :D

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  6. lonepigeon

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    <div class='quotetop'>(oldken @ Jun 17 2006, 08:57 PM) [snapback]1263244[/snapback]</div>

    Man, what's with the attitude Ken?
    Fact is it doesn't match the photo at all.

    Lando is holding a very standard ESB DH-17 in that pic.

    I hope Markus doesn't mind, but here's a couple pics of his VERY accurate ESB DH-17:
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    Note that the Sterling itself is cut off before the vent holes and that the trigger group is relocated much further back and that it still has the mag well attached.
    I know these blasters very well. I've been gathering parts for my ESB DH-17 for about a year and have maybe 30-40 pics of real props for reference.
    I guess I'll post a couple later. I didn't realize that so many people didn't know what this blaster should look like. It's been on public display several times includin SWC3 and Planet Hollywood.
     
  7. Boba Debt

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  8. lonepigeon

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    OK, here's an assortment of pics from different sources.

    First, another Lando publicity still (same prop as in the Visual Dictionary pic):

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    Here are a couple from Planet Hollywood:

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    ...and one from SW Celebration III:

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    Is that camshaft from the same V-8 model as the piston greeblies on the Solo blasters?
     
  11. Boba Debt

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  12. RKW

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    Hah, I had never noticed before that they gone and stuck a Sparrow/Sidewinder missle on the side of the gun.
     
  13. temponaut

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  14. Sidewinder

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    it's a 1/32 Sidewinder, Sparrows look a lot different.

    The thick trigger guard is because its a resin casting and a proper sized TG would be too fragile/tricky to cast.

    SAS
     
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