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 Scratch build: 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy) Update Pg. 2!!

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I had been debating on building this ever since I saw Syko Voss' build on his carbine version of this blaster but never found the motivation to entirely scratch build a blaster. Fast forward to a few days ago and I got asked via Instragram on if I would commission it for a guy working on his Boba Fett 1313 kit. Despite my perhaps better judgement, I said yes and now here we are, scratch building a potentially complicated blaster with nothing but hand saws, a heat knife, and a dremel. Feel free to follow along on this crazy train of a WIP as I am sure I will have plenty of learning opportunities along the way. The plan is to essentially build 2 at once, if I have enough materials laying around. One for the client and one for myself which I will then attempt to mold and cast once I get the hang of the process on a few simpler items. Wish me luck and feel free to chime in with any potential tips/tricks. The craziness starts this week!  :o :o lol

Here are a few of the reference shots of the 1313 blaster I will be using for the build.





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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2018, 12:07 AM »
Oof  :laugh: That certainly looks like it'll be a handful. Can't wait to see what you make!

Depending on how you're planning to build it // materials to use, that grip and trigger will almost certainly be perfectly matched with an airsoft or other form of toy Luger pistol. Building the gun past that however I'm not sure on what to use as far as replica parts instead of building your own lookalikes

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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Oof  :laugh: That certainly looks like it'll be a handful. Can't wait to see what you make!

Depending on how you're planning to build it // materials to use, that grip and trigger will almost certainly be perfectly matched with an airsoft or other form of toy Luger pistol. Building the gun past that however I'm not sure on what to use as far as replica parts instead of building your own lookalikes

Yeah the grip is definitely reminiscent of a Luger. I will however be pretty much building this from the ground up so that detailed/textured grip part is most likely going to be irritating to make, to say the least haha. Until then, I have some progress photos of this build! After a little bit of trial and error I finally got my template to the correct size. I have essentially been able to finish the scope, still waiting on a scope flip cover piece to arrive in the mail, and I have also completed the barrel. I hope to be starting on the grip and blaster base tomorrow. I am still thinking doing the grip and body as 1 piece, the top rail, and the bottom rail portion each as their one pieces but we shall see.

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Scope - this is a copper coupling, pvc, part of a broken flashlight, and sintra for now. I am looking forward to getting to scope flip cover attached when it arrives.






Barrel build! I made the barrel rings with the dremel and spaced them out with painters tape










That's it for now!

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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks like that might be a heavily modified A-180. Either way, I look forward to this build!

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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: Oct 09, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks like that might be a heavily modified A-180. Either way, I look forward to this build!

Glad to hear it! To play devils advocate... Or was the A180 based off of this version of a blaster that never got released and they wanted to put such a sweet design to use. Food for thought!! Lol  ;)

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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2018, 09:52 AM »
Update time! I built the base for top rail mount (ended up cutting the slot on the bottom to deep and had to attach some 3mm sintra to fix it up), the back 'hatch' part that slots over top of the rail and cut out the base for that will be the scope mount. Next step for these pieces is to sand the underside in order to groove them so that they rest on top of the barrels evenly and without a gap. The plan is to put sandpaper on top of a same size diameter pipe as the barrel and use that to sand in the groove in order to make sure it's the same size.



Next major step is cutting out the handle and blaster body! Stay tuned

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Re: 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2018, 06:46 PM »
10/11/2018 update - I traced the handle outline onto an inch thick board of (cedar or pine?) and got to work. I used an electric jigsaw to cut out the majority of the pattern and then used a dremel with a sanding bit to get the finer details. For some reason the wood had some issues with wanting to splinter/peel up in real small sections but that should be pretty fixable with some Bondo or spot filler.







Barrel on top of the base before sanding



Once I got the handle/base cut out and sanded, I added grooves to the base so that the barrel fit snuggly without leaving gaps on the sides. I used a dremel to get the depth right and then made sure it was the correct size using 60 grit sander paper wrapped around the same size diameter PVC pipe.







All lined up!!

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 11, 2018, 11:12 PM »
That's looking really good! Are you planning on keeping the handle wooden, like on the DL 44?

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 12, 2018, 10:05 AM »
That's looking really good! Are you planning on keeping the handle wooden, like on the DL 44?

Thanks vod and nope. I will be wrapping the handle in sintra to mimic the 2 different textures seen on the concept designs. So cutting those designs into sintra is going to be a blast....... lol

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Looks good!!
I have a slow going build at the house- making it out of a Jyn Erso A180 blaster and some spare parts from other blasters.
Itís probably my favorite of all the Fett blasters.
I know you said you wanted to build from scratch, but just as an FYI there are some  Luger P08 replacement grips on eBay for around $20. (Plastic Replica grips)
I am all about scratch built, but I still prefer real grips and optics whenever possible.
Keep up the great work and thank you for the frequent updates.

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 12, 2018, 12:06 PM »
Looks good!!
I have a slow going build at the house- making it out of a Jyn Erso A180 blaster and some spare parts from other blasters.
Itís probably my favorite of all the Fett blasters.
I know you said you wanted to build from scratch, but just as an FYI there are some  Luger P08 replacement grips on eBay for around $20. (Plastic Replica grips)
I am all about scratch built, but I still prefer real grips and optics whenever possible.
Keep up the great work and thank you for the frequent updates.

Thanks and yeah, the 1313 blaster definitely has a pretty sweet look to it. As for the grip... Using a Luger grip would be great if only the handle of the 1313 blaster was all 1 pattern. Unfortunately it is 2, a diamond pattern and horizontal stripes on the back. Trying to make this as accurate as possible and unfortunately there does not appear to be any easy fixes lol

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 12, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this get completed, knowing your attention to detail.  ;D :like:

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: Oct 20, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Looking forward to seeing this get completed, knowing your attention to detail.  ;D :like:

Thanks vod! I have been pretty busy recently and have not had a ton of time to work on this but the detailing has begun!  :like:

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: Oct 24, 2018, 06:44 AM »
Looks really cool so far! Following along for now :D

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Re: Scratch building the 1313 Mentor Blaster (Pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 27, 2018, 09:29 AM »
Nice build and good pictures.  Thanks for sharing your work. 

 


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