New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in advance

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oklahams

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Just thought I'd share a few photos of the re-painting and a few other extras I did to complete
my Han Solo Blaster. Enjoy...

I started with this:
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I thought the disc was a little small so I made one from an ice tea cap:
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All screw holes filled in, the blaster barrel was opened up, barrel tip was drilled out and
then all parts primed ( the small disc with holes was to fill in the inside barrel as I opened it up ):
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I also decided to add this piece:
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Carved in the cartridge, holes drilled into handle for screws ( screw heads cut off ):
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Painted two tone black ( the scope was kept a gloss black ):
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Completed blaster with weathering:
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I plan to make a display case for it. I might also just make another one without the sound/battery.
 
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thd9791

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

Looks great!

That was my first idea too, the scope mount is there now!
 

Fly4v

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

Oklahams, great looking build.

I have to go back and do what you did to the lower receiver. The new disk certainly makes it less Rubies like and the tea top is a 'garbage' part.
 

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Mara Jade's Father

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

You might want to look at the grips on a real broomhandle mauser to see where the wood begins and ends. You only painted the center portion and for me, it's really throwing the look off.
 

SpiderBilly

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

That iced tea cap was a very cool idea for the disc. I recently bought one of these white and orange blasters when I dressed up like Han for the Star Wars 10K. This post is inspiring me to attempt something similar. :)
 

Coop

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

I dressed up a Rubies blaster a couple of years ago. Fun project. I wanted it to look like there was a lens in the large end of the scope. Here's what I came up with:







I don't have a pic of the exact part, but I used the clear, round bumper "feet" you'd put on the bottom of an object so as not to scratch the surface it was sitting on. I'll see if I can find the packaging when I'm at home later.

I poked around the edges of the bumper to wedge it into the slide pull. After a few minutes, the middle pops up giving the appearance of a convex lens.
 

oklahams

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

@ Fly4v: Thanks. I was looking around for parts and I liked the way the center of that cap looked.
Since finding it, I've been saving more caps for future projects!

@ Mara Jade:
Thanks for the tip! I see what you mean.
Guess I have some more work ahead of me on this.

@SpiderBilly: Glad to be any kind of inspiration ( especially on this forum! ).

@ Coop: Dang Coop, that looks AWESOME!!
THANKS for filling me in on that great addition!!
 
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Mara Jade's Father

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

@ Mara Jade: Thanks for the tip! I see what you mean.
Guess I have some more work ahead of me on this.

I did the same thing on a nuBSG sidearm once. I thought I knew where the brown coloring went but I was wrong. And I've made similar mistakes too. I have learned to keep a picture/image of the prop I am replicating handy when building because I find I make many assumptions and my memory is not as good as I think it is.

From your photos, I am not sure if you did this but if not; you should do a black and dark brown wash on the grips it helps the detailing pop and lessen the perfect appearance on a prop that is weathered everywhere else. If you did that, please disregard.
 

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oklahams

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Re: New to the forum and first post of...yes..ANOTHER Han Solo Blaster ( sorry in adv

... From your photos, I am not sure if you did this but if not; you should do a black and dark brown wash on the grips it helps the detailing pop and lessen the perfect appearance on a prop that is weathered everywhere else. If you did that, please disregard.

I took those photos before I had a chance to weather it. :(
 
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