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 Roe's Hurty things!

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Roe's Hurty things!
« on: Dec 11, 2015, 11:11 PM »
So of course every good mandalorian is walking armory of hurt, tricks, and quick wits, and I want mine to be no exception. So far I have three different types of weapons that I am working on for my kit, and this is where I will show off the progress I make! So far I have Grenades, Blaster Pistol and an Electrostaff/batons.

So first lets look at my electrostaff/batons, as I took an already excellent idea and tutorial, and went completely nuts with it.

 I like the idea of an electrostaff, but honestly I didnt want to carry it around, so I thought up a modification that better suited me. My idea is to make an electrostaff that can disconnect into two pieces, almost like stun batons. Those two batons which I can then come up with a mounting solution for my kit (im thinking my back plate when I get it)

So I started with this:


its the same materials from the electrostaff tutorial thread, except I cut the 1" PVC into two 1' lengths, and decided to forgo the metal flagpole (which I had already substituted for some conduit) and added the male and female PVC connectors. Since I didnt know how well my plans would work out, I decided to just focus on one baton at a time. Here it is all laid out in how I would put it together.



In the first picture, you can see I taped up one of the sliding parts with blue tape, and marked some lines on it. I knew early on I wanted these to be more than sticks that I waved around, and was aiming for an overall aesthetic similar to the electrostaffs that Grevious' magnaguards used



So I took that piece of PVC I marked up, and took my dremel to it, and cut some slots in it.



Which then leads to the baton looking like this.



Now came the fun part, and the part I didnt take as many pictures of, so I'll take pictures of now. I got some pink LEDs, wired up 6 of them (two strings of 3 in parallel) and used some hot glue to put them at the bottom of the part I cut the slots in, and put some leads on them. Then after drilling a hole in the shaft of the baton for a nice push button, and wiring it all up to a 9v battery, I have a little baton that lights up with pink slots.





Right now the whole staff has been primed and is drying before I go back and pull more inspiration and ideas from the tutorial thread.

Then theres my grenades and pistol.



Only downside was that it appears the top of one of the cryoban's went ker-snap in the shipping process on its way to me, but nothing some glue cant fix. Not much has progressed with them for now; I glued the cryoban grenade back together, and sanded/primed the frag grenades before I construct them fully. The pistol however, is the main reason I wanted to show this all off.

I dont know what to do with it!  :P




As you may have seen in my main WIP, its a replica of the revolver that Hellboy uses in the movies, the Good Samaritan. Given that its kinda recognizable, I need to modify it of course, but I kinda dont know what to do. I think im going to wrap the handle with something, partially to cover up the little icon ornamentation in the handle, and partially because I like the look of it. I will most likely give it a scope, which I quickly mocked up with stuff I had laying around in my garage and some blue tape...




but beyond that im stuck. I think I want to maybe extend the barrel a little somehow, maybe? I need some thoughts fellow creative masterminds!

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2015, 09:55 AM »
I like the idea for your staff. You could either do sleeves on your back or look for "broom wall clamps" like these

I would add some extra bits to the back to cover the hammer on the blaster. Maybe some sort of muzzle break to the end of the barrel and some sort of half tube that runs along the side?

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 2015, 01:05 PM »
Very cool!! I really like this!!

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 13, 2015, 06:33 PM »
I like the idea for your staff. You could either do sleeves on your back or look for "broom wall clamps" like these

I would add some extra bits to the back to cover the hammer on the blaster. Maybe some sort of muzzle break to the end of the barrel and some sort of half tube that runs along the side?

Those broom clips are pretty much what I was thinking about using for the top of my backplate, that or possibly using some rare earth magnets. For the bottom I think im going to make little sleeve/shelf/pocket things for the bottom to sit in so that they will always sit in the same spot on my back.

As for the gun, I was putzing around in my garage trying to come up with something that I was happy with, but didnt come up with much. I might use the bottom half of a hasbro lightsaber that I cut off to make one of my trophies, and take the ridged grip from that, and put that on the blaster , possibly on the bottom of it. I had not even considered the hammer, so thanks for pointing that out too!

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2015, 10:29 PM »
Small little update here. Im about 95% done with my stun batons due to a miscalculation when ordering some acrylic... (Seriously, I was a dummy and measured circumference instead of diameter. DURR) Got some nice grip tape and wrapped the handles. Im considering redoing the connection process instead of a male/female screw design, but that'll take all of 10 minutes and $10 to do so im not concerned.





The bigger head scratcher is sill my pistol, but I did find a blaster that Im going to pull inspiration from hopefully.



I have come to find out this particular sidearm comes from the Stargate universe. But that counts right? THEY BOTH START WITH "STAR"!  :P But yeah. Since im just going to use it for inspiration, I dont forsee any issues. I just really like the way it uses the cylinder and kinda molds it into the barrel of the gun ;D

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Re: Roe's Hurty things!
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2015, 03:16 PM »
Those stun batons are amazing! I may have to do a pole version of them in the future like the original inspiration :D

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2015, 07:53 PM »
ooh I like that pistol. I would blend the tip of that barrel in with the body to set it apart, and your scope would look sick on it!

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Re: Roe's Hurty things!
« Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2015, 12:31 AM »
For the gun longer barrel, Stock similar to an EE,Lots of sintra body panels like the FO sidearm. Any number of things can be done. If its a resin cast I'd personally bondo over the BPRD logo and continue the wood grain look and completely cover the cylinder with something. Keep it round but make it streamlined if that makes sense.

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2015, 02:54 AM »
For the gun longer barrel, Stock similar to an EE,Lots of sintra body panels like the FO sidearm. Any number of things can be done. If its a resin cast I'd personally bondo over the BPRD logo and continue the wood grain look and completely cover the cylinder with something. Keep it round but make it streamlined if that makes sense.

Yep, that totally makes sense, and thats basically where the majority of my brainstorming is going; how to streamline the cylinder towards the front of the pistol. I have some ideas that I toyed around with as I stood around waiting for a coat of primer to dry on my bucket, so im going to toy with it some more tomorrow probably.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 03, 2016, 01:47 PM »
Ok so its been far too long since i updated, and Ive done a bunch since!

First, my stun batons. I wasnt happy with the slits in the PVC that I had, mostly because they looked kind of ugly and didnt quite disperse the light as well as I wanted it to. I had planned to try putting acrylic tube over that portion, and in the end decided to remove the slotted PVC completely and just use the acrylic tube (which I sanded inside and out to make it opaque) and adjust the LEDs to better light it, and added end caps on the top.


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Im much more happy with them now :D


As for my blaster pistol, I only made progress on that this past weekend. I got tired of testing out things and not having them work out the way I wanted, so I broke down and brought in the help of my friend, who is both a Gunsmith and a Star Wars fan for some creative input, and he came through in a big way. We removed the cylinder and replaced it with a block of wood to give the gun a mostly flat edge on either side, and with the help of some resin (which he told me he's made entire gun stocks out of before) we added some little plastic details that I chopped off a nerf gun I had previously used with my Rubies Stormtrooper costume. Here it is before the resin dried and we sanded and shaped it...



and after, with the scope that he graciously gave me for use with the blaster. You can see some of the details I stole from the nerf gun here.



and here is a silly mock up I did with the barrel and stock from the afore mentioned butchered Nerf gun. Possible future as a carbine?  ;)


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Re: Roe's Hurty things!
« Reply #10 on: Mar 03, 2016, 03:32 PM »
I really like the way your batons ended up! They look bad shebs!

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Re: Roe's Hurty things!
« Reply #11 on: Mar 08, 2016, 12:42 AM »
You're definitely going to want to mod the stock a little more on your blaster, as it still looks pretty nerfy. Other than that, really like it, looks awesome :D Although a part of my inner fanboy is having a heart attack cause Hellboy is one of my favorite movies, and you essentially cannibalized The Good Samaritan, but, all for the cause, right? :D

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Re: Roe's Hurty things!
« Reply #12 on: Mar 08, 2016, 02:47 PM »
You're definitely going to want to mod the stock a little more on your blaster, as it still looks pretty nerfy. Other than that, really like it, looks awesome :D Although a part of my inner fanboy is having a heart attack cause Hellboy is one of my favorite movies, and you essentially cannibalized The Good Samaritan, but, all for the cause, right? :D

Oh im not actually using that stock. At all. Im keeping it a blaster pistol. As for cannibalizing... Yes I know. I poured one out for the homie before I did it. Though, it could have been worse; I could have chopped it all up. Instead I just grafted chunks of metal and plastic and fiberglass resin to it. Im sure Hellboy would appreciate the work and care that his sidearm has been given. :D

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« Reply #14 on: Mar 16, 2016, 07:53 PM »
Wiring them up really wasnt too bad. I only screwed it up like twice :P

 Each baton has 9 purple LEDs, and I literally just took a square of cardboard for each, punched some tiny holes through the cardboard with a pin, and pushed the LED leads through, and put them in 3 groups of 3 LEDs + a resistor that came with the pack. Just twisted the + of one LED to to - of the next, and so on. then wired the 3 groups together off the battery leads.

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