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  1. Lichtbringer's Avatar
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    Jan 8, 2018, 10:29 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #26

    Will take some measurements when back from work, and pm you.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 12:39 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #27

    I may still follow through for a future build, but all the apoxie sculpt I used to fill the grips fused them together
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    Jan 11, 2018, 8:26 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #28

    Check out what I started tonight!
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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:39 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #29

    freak'n love it!
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    Jan 12, 2018, 10:16 AM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #30

    Call me a bean, because I am jelly.
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    Jan 23, 2018, 4:31 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #31

    Hereís the work Iíve done, while waiting to ID the scope and pen cap/wire nut up front.

    i found a 1/4 (internal) coupling nut in the aisle with those heavy nipple steel pipes, whatever theyíre for. This one happened to be smooth and looked like a good eyeball measure for the stock post at the rear of the gun. The rear body is 1 1/8Ē so Iím looking for an end cap thatís sharp cornered (not a copper fitting) to fit over the end.

    embarassingly the coupling is about the same size as a graflex button and I had just tried to tap a tube for one the day before. (You NEED THAT SHOULDER PULL, screwed that up too ) so I took that massive drill bit and hit the back of the gun. My small press wouldnít lift high enough so I spun the motor and held the gun off the edge of the table. I know, unsafe as hell.

    i paid for it, withou a proper jig this massive bit bounced, got stuck, bounced and basically destroyed the back end. ď holeĒ is a polite term for the crater I made haha

    so, I took apoxie sculpt and re-built the rear end with the coupler embedded. If it fails I can use jb putty but after filing sanding and grinding it feels pretty solid.

    I also accidentally melted part of a bomb somehow, so I used the same putty to resculpt that section
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    Jan 23, 2018, 5:39 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #32

    Loving this tom!


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    Jan 23, 2018, 9:25 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #33

    halliwax said: View Post
    Loving this tom!


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    Thanks!

    I spent two hours going to dollar stores with calipers to find a "cap" from lotion or cleaning products. no luck for the exact size needed.

    so I took a dremel to a left-over orange pill bottle, tapped some screws into the gun (around the threaded coupling), and puttied over the screw heads and the edges. I'll throw some pics up in a bit. I'm a little worried about the cap not being metal but maybe I'm over-worrying.
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    Jan 23, 2018, 9:37 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #34

    thd9791 said: View Post
    Thanks!

    I spent two hours going to dollar stores with calipers to find a "cap" from lotion or cleaning products. no luck for the exact size needed.


    so I took a dremel to a left-over orange pill bottle, tapped some screws into the gun (around the threaded coupling), and puttied over the screw heads and the edges. I'll throw some pics up in a bit. I'm a little worried about the cap not being metal but maybe I'm over-worrying.
    and this is why i have so much respect for you, you go out there treasure hunting!
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    Jan 23, 2018, 9:40 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #35

    halliwax said: View Post
    and this is why i have so much respect for you, you go out there treasure hunting!
    that means a lot, thank you!
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    Jan 24, 2018, 1:13 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #36

    This poor pistol! Hereís a shadow in mid afternoon light of what I did yesterday

    droplets of water go go a long way to smooth out sculpt as itís still wet! This is the bottom end of a pill bottle and apoxie sculpt. Not bad for scratchbuolt huh?
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    Jan 24, 2018, 8:15 PM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #37

    I still have the emitter cap to add, and the scope/ Mount. For now, I dusted some black high heat grill paint on the entire gun as a base coat, and to help these things absolutely adhere.

    this is after a sanding sponge got the end cap incredibly smooth. Thereís still a bump you see under light but it looks like the RO-72 endcap!
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    Jan 27, 2018, 12:22 AM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #38

    Slowing down while I try to ID the cap/knob and the scope. Thought Iíd snap a photo of it where itís at now
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    Jan 27, 2018, 5:43 AM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #39

    Looking great!
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    Jan 27, 2018, 6:49 AM - Re: Winter 2017-2018 Project: DL-18 Jabba's guard blaster #40

    I never knew u can use water on sculpty. Then again Iíve never used it before lol

    Getting to the end!!


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