Star Wars Westar M5 ARC Blaster by Tactonyx

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Tactonyx, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Tactonyx

    Tactonyx Active Member

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    Greetings everyone, while not a big Star Wars fan, I was somehow talked into building this particular blaster. Truth be told, if I were to build anything Star Wars related, it would be the Rail Detonator from Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight (Ahh... Good times....) Anyways, while it's not my favorite, in matter of fact, it's something I would never build to begin with, I got this thing built and sent to Ithica for molding. So without further ado, here's my M5 ARC Blaster:

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    This is what I don't like about expanded universe stuff, there are so many different designs for a single weapon that making an accurate model is really difficult. So instead I redesinged it so it was more to my liking and was more comfortable to hold and handle. In a sense it's still canon, just a poorly conceived design redesigned to be more ergo friendly.

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    So here we start

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    Most of the way done

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    Getting there...

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    Getting there...

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    Aaannnddd done!

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    Here's a closeup of the glorified flash hider

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    I forgot what it said, but I'm sure someone will nerd out and tell me

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    Here's an exploded M5

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    Recap

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    I'm not quite done with this yet, I plan on going back and making a underbarrel grenade launcher, somthing akin to the GP-25. I intentionally extended the barrel and flash hider so teh grenade launcher wouldn't extend past the end of the barrel. Also I made the plug under the barrel detachable so I could attach a GL.
    I hope you guy's enjoy the blaster, and as usual, feel free to comment.
     
  2. TrooperJasher

    TrooperJasher New Member

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    are you going to leave it white, or paint it?
     
  3. Tactonyx

    Tactonyx Active Member

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    Like I said before, I sent this to Ithica to be copied, but once I get my copy I'll definately paint this.
     
  4. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweeeeeet Build !!! :love

    Gordon
     
  5. Getoninja

    Getoninja Sr Member

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    cant wait for more updates, amazing job so far!
     

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