Storm trooper blaster

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Darth Domain, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    I will be looking to buy a blaster soon, nothing too pricey, i'm not so bothered about exact screen accuracy at the moment (but will be in future). Can any one give me any links etc or advice. A Kenner would do just for the moment though i do not know if they sell them in UK. I could maybe weather it a little etc
     
  2. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just get a used Kenner or Hasbro on ebay and spray it black.

     
  3. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Follow the link in my signature. There are tutorials and templates to build your own.
     
  4. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    HEY i have the kenner blaster , with all the mods done to it. i got the 8 peice kit from steve at SJS props. it looks real good. i am selling it because i am working on my master replica and will be using that for trooping. i dont need 2 blasters. thanks if interested drop me a line. rod
     
  5. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Here are some I made using the BBC's templates, and my own resin casts of the L2A3 parts, scope and counter.

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    and if you get a blaster, be sure to make a stand:

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  6. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Realy nice, any for sale?
     
  7. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Pm sent
     
  8. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Do Kenner still actually make their blasters or not?
     
  9. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    Kenner is now a sub of Hasbro. Hasbro made the blaster for the 2nd quarter of 2005 just prior to the EPIII release. I saw them on shelves marketed as a Clone blaster. LOL. Did not last long on the shelves. I did not see them return at Halloween or Christmas time.
     
  10. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Disneyland has a ton of them, (white) in their Star trader store...

    :eek Nice blasters Jimbo890....
     
  11. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to be able to get there in a hurry though, however, if you're not oo far away buy one and i'll buy off you :thumbsup
     
  12. hyperdyne

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    If anyone has a link or info where to buy the Kenner blasters let me know. I am planning on doing some major upgrades to mine and need a couple extra. :)
     
  13. glim999

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    Keep checking the local stores. My local Target had six on the shelves last night. They weren't there before so they must have put more out
     
  14. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jim, i don't know about new ones but they do seem to crop up on E-bay alot, i just got one.
     
  15. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    OK, next question.
    I'm going to sand the kenner, then prime and spray flat black, has any one any tips for then weathering it and also how to add a folding stock to it?
     
  16. CanadianKnight

    CanadianKnight New Member

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    What I did for my "trooping blaster" was this....

    Sand down the unwanted details (like writing). Then, spray with grey primer (Krylon). Let it dry, and do another coat.

    Then, two coats of aluminum paint. Allow to fully dry. Finally, 2-3 coats of satin/semi-flat black. (Flat if you prefer, although it doesn't look quite right to my eye.)

    Allow to completely dry. Then, take some fine sand-paper, and gently sand places where you'd like some "wear". You'll sand through the black to reveal the aluminum paint beneath. Works like a charm, and is an easy effect to achive.

    PLUS, by using this method, the blaster will weather naturally at the wear-points, as you holster and un-holster. :)

    Here's a couple shots of mine right after I finished painting... (note: I replaced the front nozzle and installed the mag/clip and folding stock modifications. All came from SJS about a year ago...)

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    At some point, I plan to modify/replace the scope, but all in all, I'm happy with it for a light-weight trooping blaster. :)

    Oh, if you'd like a source for a REALLY nice resin kit, let me know. :)
     
  17. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    That is all very helpful, thanks.
     

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