I've built this blaster twice now and this one in this video was my first attempt. It's not the blaster that's in this build thread but it's pretty much the same (I've modified some minor details to this new build). Otherwise it's identical.
I overlaid it with the picture of the film blaster I was trying to duplicate.
Next I like to attached everything to make sure it all lines up. In this case I'm only adding this mount to a build I've already completed so it's pretty straight forward. Just need to attach and screw everything together..
Add some flat black paint (rub it off the center of the "mystery disk" with my thumb as soon as it's applied)..
Now for the additional weathering..
To stay in line with the prop that's on display I'll add some glue residue to the center circle of the "mystery disk". It's widely disputed as to what this disk actually is, the actual film prop had an additional knob that has been lost somewhere along the way.
What's left is a glue residue and for this I use epoxy over the brass paint..
First you need to turn that Denix of yours into something a little more film accurate.
The end goal with these mods is for someone to look and NOT see any of the mods so to speak.
So this thread is showing how I go about modifying a denix to bring it that much closer to what you actually see (a live fire was used) in the filming of EMPIRE.
These are some pics of a Fully modified denix build of Luke's BESPIN blaster that I have previously finished..
EDIT/UPDATE: Luke’s film Bespin FYI doesn’t have that Motor/coil back greeblie you see below and also seen on the Master Replicas version..
This is what I will be starting with..
Below are just some of the details I will be adding (or in some parts removing)..
• The barrel of the Denix modified to fit the FH
• Removed the Denix branding
• Reversing the Sight
• Removing the Bolt on Butt
• extraction marking added to Denix
• Film Accurate Grip Screws
• Reshapping the Trigger
• Cleaning up the soft casting
• Reshaping the Hammer