Star Wars mysterious rebel blaster?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Tom Sheldon, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Tom Sheldon

    Tom Sheldon Active Member

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    Hi Everyone!
    When sorting my old pc games I found the Star Wars Empire at War expansion Forces of Corruption. I have always loved the painted cover images of the EaW games. However when I looked at the rebel troopers in the front of that painting I realized that they had some kind of strange blaster: It looks like an MP5 without magazine and stock!
    Anyway the troops in the game are using the famous DH-17 blaster....
    Does anyone know what kind of blaster it is? I couldn't find anything like that.

    Thanks

    Tom
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  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    that´s no "common" or known blaster, neither from the OT/ PT nor thethe EU.

    Looks like the artist simply used a H&K MP5 (like you already guessed) for reference to create a new -somewhat unique- blaster. That´s it...

    Markus
     
  3. Tom Sheldon

    Tom Sheldon Active Member

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    Thanks!
    I was just wondering since it's official Lucasarts stuff....

    Tom
     
  4. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    They also have keyboards on their sleeves so they can play the Star Wars theme at any given moment.
     
  5. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Yep, it's just an H&K MP5 without the mag.
     
  6. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Never noticed that. That's just about as lazy as the new BSG prop guns. :lol At least throw some crap onto the sides or something!
     
  7. Tom Sheldon

    Tom Sheldon Active Member

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    It's a pity that they used such a well known design like the MP5 and don't even modify it...(well taking out the mag does not count!). Anyway I really like the shoulder armor of the troopers and the helmet variation. Thought about building something like this.
     
  8. Spectacular Spider-Man

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    I had that game once and never noticed that either.
     

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