Wh1plash's E-11 Blaster build

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by wh1plash, May 9, 2015.

  1. wh1plash

    wh1plash Member

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    I know I'm certainly not the first one by a long shot to do an E-11 build, but I like to document the process with pics, and though you guys might like to see. I just moved to Texas from Florida, so my TK build has been on hold for a month or two. Got my garage all set up again, so looking forward to finishing it up.

    Started with a DoopyDoos resin kit that I got from Mike at Trooperbay.com:
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    Some Zap-A-Gap goes a long way to ripping this thing out quick. Just cleaning up the casting with some sandpaper as I go.
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    The glue hardened like instantaneously when I was about to fit the magwell, so I'm kind of annoyed its not exactly horizontal. Still, should be fine for trooping. Actually maybe a bit less annoying too, since its rotated out of the way of where your support hand will be.
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    Now comes the fun part. Got some aluminum bar stock from Home Depot and began working on the scope rail and counter bracket. I only have a Dremel, hacksaw, and file, but it still came out pretty well. Again, it'll be used mainly for trooping.

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    Getting pretty happy with the fitment:

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  2. wh1plash

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    Filing it down to be smooth with round corners:

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    The screws I got were a little on the thick side, but should be fine. Just means the alignment here needs to be spot-on.

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    Now we start on the counter bracket.

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    I'll take that! Started hitting everything with primer also.

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    and starting to hit everything with the black paint too. Left it hanging to dry for the night.

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  3. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice
     
  4. Mean Obiwan

    Mean Obiwan Well-Known Member

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    Nice, job man. Looking forward to the completed build.
    Welcome to Texas by the way.
     
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  5. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Pretty good looking!
     
  6. RexKramer

    RexKramer Well-Known Member

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    Looking good so far!
     
  7. wh1plash

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    Just a couple more after black base coat pretty much done.

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  8. QCWolf

    QCWolf Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks so much for posting this thread. I've had my eye on a Doopy's kit for a while and I could never get a clear picture of what they looked like up close. I built an E-11 for display purposes seen here. It's very heavy and, while solid, I wouldn't want to troop with it. I just ordered my Avovos armor and I want a lighter blaster to go with it. Keep posting!
     
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  9. Shredhead74

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    Looks great! Makes me want a Doopy Doo kit now
     
  10. Nick K

    Nick K Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! Looks great. I'll be scratch building in the future.
     
  11. wh1plash

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    Just realized I never posted my last couple of pics with the weathering. It's just silver paint dabbed on/off with a paper towl on what I figured would be the "high wear" edges.

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