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 Blaster Addiction... Nerf Bowcaster to Blaster Pistol (Pg. 5)

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Alright, so I have two standard blasters I am currently using for my kit but I had the urge to wander on in to a Dollar General earlier today. I am glad I did because they had a pretty solid sale going on. So I ended up finding and buying these 3 little guys for only $15. I was mostly interested in them because they came with some pretty nice look scopes but one can never have to many blasters right?

I was thinking of making the bottom right one into an EE-3 but outside of that I don't have any ideas. Any ideas on how to mod them to be more Star Warzy?


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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #1 on: Mar 24, 2016, 11:39 PM »
That rifle is well on its way to being a Verpine Shatter Rifle, that DEagle could be a nice heavy blaster, but would need some extensive mods.  The other pistol is based on the Volcanic Repeating Pistol, which inspired the Winchester rifle's design.  I know a guy who made an airsoft one into a really sweet blaster, but I don't know if he posted a WIP.

Scopes, random dials, magazines in odd places... Best bet would be to google the weapons of the original trilogy for inspiration.

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2016, 06:08 PM »
Commenting for updates. I think you and i may have had similar thoughts with our dollar store toy guns Vod, I'm struggling with how to convert mine into blasters too. Will be good to bounce ideas around with you!

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2016, 12:38 AM »
Bouncing ideas is always nice. For the D-Eagle I was thinking maybe something along the lines of Boba's concept art from 1313. Making it spot on might be a little difficult without cutting it down to the handle but it might be somewhat doable to base a concept off of it:



As for the Volcanic pistol... I again am pulling from Boba Fett from 1313 as this blaster might have a similar shape already:

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2016, 06:34 AM »
i can see where you are going with those. The deagle concept would probably need a fair bit of scratch built parts to work with, maybe some sintra wraps over the top of the slide to accommodate the size of the barrel?

hard to tell with your second image, were you just thinking a barrel extension and then side mounted scope?

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2016, 01:10 PM »
For the deagle, it might be possible to simply cut a slot out of some pvc (could be done after the entire cylindrical portions of the blaster are complete aka all the tube sections) and slide it over top of the existing barrel actually. This is only in theory as I haven't spent much time contemplating what to do with these as I have been focusing all my time and revamping my existing kit armor pieces and scratch building that jetpack.

For the volcanic appears to be fairly simple. The custom barrel extension could be done in similar fashion as I mentioned above along with adding the side mounted scope as you said. Assuming you own the same one, the tricky part is that if we simply slide some pvc over the existing barrel an end cap will need to be attached to hide the current barrels just chilling inside the new piece.

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2016, 03:13 AM »
I see where you are going with the Deagle. I had in my head that the scale was different but with the right size tubing it'll work well. Is there a separate barrel inside the slide to guide your placement? that'd make life much easier.

I don't have the same pistol as yours but a similar revolver. One of the issues i'm facing is that the cheap plastic is very flimsy so i have concerns about strength when i start adding barrels and scopes etc, how is yours looking for strength? It looks to be fairly thin so i see no reason why some extra plating above the grip and some greebs wouldn't help hide a new barrel?

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2016, 10:38 AM »
Unfortunately there is not a separate barrel inside to guide placement; it is one solid piece.

Yeah, this one does not have the best plastic either but I would imagine that can be remedied by adding some support sintra on the outside since the sides of the main body are flat. Or, if yours has a slot on the top like mine, you can always fill it with spray in foam or bondo to give it support but also add a realistic feel to it. Adding the plating to the sides would also help in making it look like all one congruent piece but I was talking about when looking down the added barrel you might be able to see them if an end cap or something isn't added... or I suppose to layer a piece that barely fits over the existing ones and then a larger, shorter one on top of that.

Similar to Jaster Mereel's blaster here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=61604.0

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2016, 11:06 AM »
Bouncing ideas is always nice. For the D-Eagle I was thinking maybe something along the lines of Boba's concept art from 1313. Making it spot on might be a little difficult without cutting it down to the handle but it might be somewhat doable to base a concept off of it:




Hey there Kaden,

I built a carbine version based off the 1313 concept:





Here's a link to my worklog to show how I did it with MDF, PVC pipe, PVC foam board and bits of junk

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=95388.msg1418114#msg1418114

Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #9 on: Mar 29, 2016, 04:58 PM »
Yep. Totally get what you mean now Kaden!!

I've got some thoughts on the endcap/barrel cap issue that I'll detail a little bit tonight after work/gym(someone please heckle me if mention anything about avoiding the gym? Yeah? Cheers!)

Also good to see your work on this thread Siomorph!

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #10 on: Mar 29, 2016, 05:17 PM »
Perfect and gym-ing is always a good idea. I attempt to make it 4 times a week... and agreed about the Simorph post... That blaster makes me drool a little bit haha

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #11 on: Mar 29, 2016, 05:41 PM »
Cheers guys!  (Working this evening, so missed the gym  :(  Boo!)

If you plan on taking a shot at this design - fire away with questions, I'll do my best to help. 

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #12 on: Mar 30, 2016, 08:56 AM »
Will do man. You do pretty amazing work. You could always send me a copy... so you know, I have something tangible to try to recreate...

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #13 on: Mar 30, 2016, 04:03 PM »
 ;D
I am toying with the idea of learning the art of casting and melding once I've finished our two kits.
Thanks

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Re: Might be addicted to blasters...
« Reply #14 on: Mar 30, 2016, 04:18 PM »
;D
I am toying with the idea of learning the art of casting and melding once I've finished our two kits.
Thanks

I am sure if you figured out casting that there would be plenty of demand for your 1313 carbine. I was looking at MDF and it is not as expensive as I was thinking it would be... I might have to try that out at some point and building something from the ground up. Until then! I got these 3 dudes to play around with and if all else fails, I could always attempt to use them for other costumes or gift to friends ha

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