Say Hello To My Little Friend!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by BlindSquirrel, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I started to build a 1:6 Screamin' (brand) Stormtrooper model I had sitting in my closet these many years. At first glance, it looked great but as I started to research the real thing I noticed how INACCURATE it was.

    Despite the glaring problems with the Stormtrooper himself, the blaster was not only too big but only resembled the blaster we know and love. I decide to build a new blaster from scratch. The blaster pictured is based on the templates from the Blaster Builders Club and was as accurate as I could make it (at that size). The trigger and trigger guard cannot be put on until it is put in the hand of the 'Trooper.

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    Here is the "blaster" that was supplied with the kit. Besides the crap casting, the missing details (sights, etc) was supplied from a CARDBOARD sheet.

    My blaster was constructed from brass and aluminum tubing and styrene.

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    Once I finish the entire kit, I will post photos in another thread. Its modification to bring it up to spec is quite the tale.
     
  2. corranhornjje

    corranhornjje Well-Known Member

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    That looks incredible. Excellent work.
     
  3. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM me for a price on building ME one of those tiny E-11.

    I WANT ONE..

    OMG. :D
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How perfectly miniature.

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  5. Chrima

    Chrima New Member

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    I picked up one of these for my Marmit Stormtrooper. Amazing detail. Just need to add the greeblies.

    L2A3 Sterling
     
  6. Wei

    Wei New Member

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    Absolutely awesome.

    Will you be able to cast those parts for us to conver from this "1/6 RMC BRITISH 70s -80s INFANTRY WEAPON STERLING L2A3" ?? :D
     
  7. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well crap. That would've saved a ton of time. :confused

    Note to self: check for replicas BEFORE building.
     
  8. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Sure show that to him after he already builds one himself... B)

    It really id an awesome little relplica though...


    Jedi Dade
     
  9. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that's great work. You sure you didn't make a giant hand and penny instead? :)
     
  10. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Yes, it would have saved you time, but your's is better. Plus there is value in the pride that comes with buuilding it yourself.

    Excellent job. Most impressive.
     
  11. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    THAT is gorgeous. I love it.
     
  12. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    With the amazing amount of detail he has in the blaster, I'd think that making a big hand and a replica penny would be easier..
     
  13. Chrima

    Chrima New Member

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    Hey, didn't intend to put yours down or anything.

    Your's looks amazing. I came accross the replicas on accident while looking for the full size deal. Just thought I would share the info.

    I have scratch built weapons for some of my 1/6th scale figures and can appreciate your great work.

    Later,

    Chris
     
  14. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    Clearly this is photoshopped...
    :lol

    No really, that is some of the best miniature work I have seen in a long time. nice job. :thumbsup
     
  15. superjedi

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    Dude, that is some impressive work. Any way to put up a 'retroactive' tutorial for that thing? If you ever have some spare time.

    Eric
     
  16. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That looks great.
     
  17. Gary Weaver II

    Gary Weaver II Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is that the 1/6 Scale trooper or the 1/4 scale trooper? Unless you have some really small hands that looks like the 1/4 scale version...

    Of course that makes not a lick of difference in that it is an AWESOME scratchbuild job...

    -Gary
     
  18. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're right...it must be 1/4 scale as he stands about 18" tall with knees bent.
     
  19. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. I did take some pictures and plan to post them on my blog as part of the entire kit buildup.
     
  20. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now you can take comfort in that the 1/6 Sterling would've been of no use to you. :)
     
  21. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    way cool. I just bought the 1/6 sterling to convert for my gentle giant stormtrooper bust.
     
  22. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just finished updating the blog with the build-up photos for this gun.

    Hopefully the photos are good enough...I had a hard time capturing such small detail.
     
  23. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Awesome.
    Thanks for providing the step-by-step. . . really phenominal work.
    Making the giant hand and penny I mean. :lol

    Eric
     

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