MR Rebel Blaster Details?????

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Boba Debt, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was wondering if anyone could explain where all the greblies on this blaster came from?

    Some look like a artistic interpretations and others just look completely wrong.

    The scope rail looks wrong too.

    I would like to accurize mine but need some info to get the ball rolling..
     
  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Edited.

    Ups...thought you were asking reg. the ESB or ROTJ blasters :$

    Markus
     
  3. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Information was supplied to MR by a private collector who owns one of the firing/ hero props.
     
  4. bwingpilot

    bwingpilot Active Member

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    There was no firing/hero rebel blaster in ANH. MR's info is incorrect.
     
  5. 7-11 Jedi

    7-11 Jedi Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(bwingpilot @ Jul 25 2006, 03:07 AM) [snapback]1287096[/snapback]</div>

    Does anyone have any proof of this? I know Gus has the molds for the stunts, and that the trigger guard was beefed up for the casting process, and that all of them were fitted with actual scopes, but why wouldn't there be a blank firing hero? There was for just about everything else. I don't understand how MR could be "misinformed" about this. I'm not trying to call anyone out or stir the pot or call anyone a liar, I just have heard this a few times now and have never heard or seen any proof.

    Cheers.

    Mike
     
  6. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(7-11 Jedi @ Jul 25 2006, 04:55 AM) [snapback]1287142[/snapback]</div>
    The problem suspected here is that a blank firing DH-17 is not possible.
    The entire trigger group is moved back at least an inch from where it should be on a Sterling. This means that none of the internal parts line up. There is also no magazine well or cocking lever/slot at all and the ejection port no longer lines up with anything. How could such a thing be made to fire?
    In my mind that seems impossible, but I am not a gunsmith.
    I've never noticed any evidence in the movie of such a firing blaster either.

    The scope rail on the MR ANH DH-17 looks pretty accurate.
     
  7. 7-11 Jedi

    7-11 Jedi Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(lonepigeon @ Jul 25 2006, 05:35 AM) [snapback]1287164[/snapback]</div>

    Ahhh... never thought of that before. Still though, wouldn't there have been a "hero" that was the basis for most of the stunts? That gun might possibly exist.

    Incidentally Lonepigeon, PM sent.

    Cheers.

    -SE
     
  8. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    These are the details I'm talking about.

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    The 2 parts on the scope rail "look like" pistons from the Visible V-8 model but they aren't

    The 2 parts on the receiver don't look like anything I have ever seen on another prop.

    I have never seen any pictures of this area so am I to believe that these are truly accurate?

    I find it hard to believe that they built a prop with parts that are very similar to the VV-8 pistons and other parts that were only used on this one prop
     
  9. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    I've heard from someone at MR that the ridges on those detail pieces were artistic license.
    So it was MR that made the pieces look like the pistons.
     

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