My Scratchbuilt E-11 with "Blaster Core" (pic heavy)

TKDUEUNO

Well-Known Member
Hi, prop builders!
My name is Pablo, I'm from Italy and I've just registered in!
Excuse me for the cross posting, maybe someone of you has already seen this over the FISD or BBC boards,
but since this is THE prop forum I'd really like to present also here my first prop replica, a scratchbuilt E-11 Stormtrooper Blaster equipped with "Blaster Core",
a lights and soundfx electronic module for blasters made by Irvin Plecter at Plecter Labs (http://www.plecterlabs.com)

It took me four months to build it, and for those of you who are wondering: I'm not gonna build others to sell :)

If there are too many pics please tell me and I'll remove some.

I followed the PVC Blaster Builders Club tutorial and blueprints and followed step by step the great tutorial by Dark Side Sith Lord that you can find here:
http://www.darksidesithlord.com/my-costumes/stormtrooper/e-11-blaster-rifle/creation-01.html

Some early WIP pictures:

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And now the recent ones, with the installation of the electronics.

6 leds for the ray propagation effect and rumbling motor taken from a joypad for the force-feedback effect:
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Bargraph, single/full auto switch and secondary speaker mounted inside the counter (a real metal socket one):
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Primary speaker with its resonant chamber:
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RGB Luxeon LED inside the barrel:
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The "Blaster Core" board wired up:
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And now for the finished Blaster pictures:

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And now for some details!
The functional folding stock:
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The scope:
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Magazine and cylinders:
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Removable magazine with lithium batteries inside:
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Front nozzle:
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Endcap, also removable to gain access to the electronic board, SD card and main power switch:
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The metal socket Hengstler counter mod.890, with energy bargraph and single/full auto switch:
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The cylinders and wires:
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Leds on the barrel for the ray propagation effect:
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Wooden grip with main trigger and auxiliary button:
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A recap pic with all the features:
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And here's a little video of my blaster in action!



It's been a lot of hours of work, a trip to the hospital to take a metal chip out of my left eye,
a lot of sleep hours lost forever, but it was worth it!

And for those of you who are wondering, I'm not going to mass produce these to sell them ; )

Thanks to Stomper (Tony) for the nice T-Tracks, to TK_MD (Joey) for the great counter, to Erv' for the Blaster Core board
and to all of you for the inspiration and especially Dark Side Sith Lord for the great tutorial!

Hope you enjoyed, ciao ciao!
 
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masterjedi322

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Welcome, Pablo! I'd have to say, for your first post, you certainly set the bar high. Awesome job with your blaster build. The electronics are especially a nice touch. Nice work, and I look forward to seeing your other builds!

Sean
 

Shingouki28

Well-Known Member
WOW. That is certainly a very impressive scratch build!! One of the best I've seen in a while tbh...man I am envious! Makes me wanna start mine all over again :lol
 

defstartrooper

Sr Member
Firstly welcome and secondly great blaster nice build up and the sounds and lights are really good i like the fact it has so many modes :thumbsup
 

Macrossmaster

Well-Known Member
Couple things:

1. You are the first person to use this many pictures where a prop actually deserved them.

2. A good example that if you build something right the first time, you don't need to build it again.

Brilliant work. I've never seen a better blaster. This would make the original prop masters wet themselves.
 
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