My nearly completed Fett ESB blaster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Gigatron, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Hey gang,

    This has been on my workbench for a looong time. The webley is completely resin, save for a few screws. The scope is a vintage Webley hunting scope (4x20). The molex plugs are modern day equivalents of the original pieces. The stock plugs are resin copies (thanks again, Odiwan). The stock squares are also resin, but I used some electronic parts for details. The barrel is a sink tube with propper cutouts.

    Anyway, on to the pictures:

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    -Enjoy :).

    Thanks to WC for hosting

    -Fred
     
  2. muttley

    muttley Well-Known Member

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    wow. Wow. WOW......

    that is awesome.

    this is one of the projects I have to get to.

    Neil
     
  3. sithlord23

    sithlord23 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very very nice.
     
  4. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice. I need to get on with this project too.
     
  5. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Exceptional. :thumbsup
     
  6. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Fred...

    who are you trying to kid, he?
    This webley is NOT resin, you´re lying...it looks far to good to be just painted. ;)

    GREAT work..I LOVE how you finished the stock.

    Awesome blaster, congrats :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  7. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    SWEET , SWEET, Very Sweet.
     
  8. Gigatron

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    Thanks guys :D.

    It's such an obscure prop with so little screen time, but it is the highlight of my blaster collection. Anyone who knows star wars recognizes it right off the bat.

    If you ever have the opportunity to build one, do it.

    If you are looking to do one of these, resin kits pop up on ebay all the time. I believe they're made by a member of "the dented helmet" forums.

    Thanks Markus, but we both know the stock would be nothing without your sweet parts :thumbsup

    -Fred
     
  9. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    You're telling me that stock is PLASTIC.?
     
  10. rmschneider104

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    Sweet blaster. It is easy to see all the hard work put into that bad boy.
     
  11. Gigatron

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    Thanks guys :).

    Yes, sir. All resin except for the 2 phillips head screws,

    What I really, really wanted to do was get as many original webley parts as possible (the frame, trigger, trigger guard and hammer are all the same as a Mk. VI) but the only place I know that sells them, never has them in stock. The original wood stock and grip is still available but they'd put too much strain on the resin frame, so that idea went out the window.

    Originally, I had designed it so that the barrel would break open just like the original, but after a while, the catch wore down and it would just flip open on it's own so I had to glue it closed.

    Another "innovation" was the attachment of the sink tube. The barrel on this version was completely solid resin. So in order to get the sink tube in, I took a hole saw the same diameter as the tube and drilled/cut in to the resin. It cut a 1" deep groove in the resin and the tube slipped right in. A little test fitting, filled the groove (about half way) with 5 min. epoxy and re-set the tube. Done and done :).

    Glad everyone's enjoying it as much as I do.

    -Fred
     
  12. Treadwell

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    Great work. Looks awesome.

    What's plugging the barrel?
     
  13. Gigatron

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    Thanks, Tread :).

    If I remember (I bought it a long time ago for another project), it's either the inner part of a shower head or a sprinkler (but I think shower head). I have to try and get a better picture of it.

    -Fred
     
  14. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Shweet, good Jorb.
     
  15. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Okay, question 2:

    Why is something plugging the barrel? ;)
     
  16. Gigatron

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    I don't know :lol . I guess I figured that anything was better than looking down an old sink pipe into resin. Plus, it looks more functional. Since we can't seem to identify what those riser mounts are anyway, it'll never be 100% screen accurate so might as well have some fun.

    -Fred
     
  17. Treadwell

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    Best reason there is. ;)
     

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