New prop builder...finished first prop updated 7-13-06

jcoffman99

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Okay, as someone new to the prop building world (and someone of little talent) what would be a good Star Wars prop that's easy to do and would give me a little shot of confidence to try other things? Thanks,

John
 

roboprop

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I've always wanted to make that replica Gonk out of 2 plastic storage tubs...



Seems farily easy enough and would certainly make a nice display piece even if it's not 100% accurate. :)

Darrin
 

BlindSquirrel

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I started with an E-11 Stormtrooper blaster. The kind folks at the Blaster Builder Club have templates and tutorials online. I saw those and thought "hey, I can do that."

Sadly, I was hooked and have been building ever since.

Welcome aboard.
 

rileyreplicas

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Weclome aboard. Here is a pic of the very first prop I made :) Forgive the inaccuracies but boy was this a fun one to make. lol

 

SaberFreak

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A Luke ANH/ESB saber should be easy enough..there're kits with everything you need available all over the place for a little over 100 bucks...

If you want something a little more challenging how about getting a broom handle mauser and hunting down the necessary parts for a Han Blaster.
 

Atin_TX6203

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Weclome aboard. Here is a pic of the very first prop I made :) Forgive the inaccuracies but boy was this a fun one to make. lol


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Man, the E Web looks awesome, out of curiousity, would you mind parting with some building info on it???

I would love to add a E Web to my arsenal, my neighbors already think Im a threat to homeland security :lol

My first real prop I built was a full size gonk droid that was also an ice chest.

It was really easy and from theri I became addicted...
 

Gigatron

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Okay, as someone new to the prop building world (and someone of little talent) what would be a good Star Wars prop that's easy to do and would give me a little shot of confidence to try other things? Thanks,

John
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My first real prop was Han's ANH blaster. I happened to find an MGC Mauser at a flea market for $80 and the conversion kit at blast-tech.

You can get a denix mauser from B-T as well as the conversion kit

Mauser: http://www.blast-tech.com/products_mausersAcc.asp

Conversion kit: http://www.blast-tech.com/products_packagedKits.asp (next to last kit, Mauser Type I)

It's not a scratch-build, but there is some work involved. You'll end up with a cool prop and a sense of accomplishment. Plus, John (owner of B-T) is a really great guy to deal with.

Or if you'd prefer a saber, you can pick up a graflex off ebay and the grips/d-ring from B-T.

-Fred
 

Paul Andrew

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Or if you'd prefer a saber, you can pick up a graflex off ebay and the grips/d-ring from B-T.

-Fred
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Thats what I did... I think it's the only one I ever built :lol The rest I bought (back in the day, when I was single without kids.) Although, I did finally convince my wife I needed a dremel, so I'm gonna be trying my hand at some new hardware sabers...

speaking of, this link is a little old but it still checks out ;) http://bigyellowbox.tripod.com/ That might give you some good ideas
 

jcoffman99

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Well I went with a Luke ANH graflex kit. I feel official now. Can't wait to put it together. It will hold me over until I get the MR saber. :)
 

MegaPrime33

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First one I built was a Luke ANH saber. Pretty easy to do, same with Luke ESB saber. Parts to make both are easy to find but it may be expensive for you, not sure.
 

Ivanhotep

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Weclome aboard. Here is a pic of the very first prop I made :) Forgive the inaccuracies but boy was this a fun one to make. lol


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Whoa. Now there's something to have on your porch when your daughter starts dating.
 

rileyreplicas

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LOL, yeah that e-web would be nice to have in the front yard :) I am sorry that I don't have a parts break down, I made it years agao but it is mainly PVC pipe and fittings.
 

Old Timer

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Man,
Our garrison does a fair amount of parades. Mount that puppy in the back of a white truck with some Imperal Cog stickers and have the vehicle manned by some Snows, and you got one SIC float.
 
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