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 Rifle build flop?

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Rifle build flop?
« on: Nov 29, 2018, 11:19 AM »
So I've been working this rifle and have reached a point that I need outside help to know if this would be a trooping rifle or if I need to start over. The last effort I could come up with to help the stock, which has been my biggest headache, is to try and hide the weird textures under a tape wrap that has minor success.  The paint on this was mostly to help level up the plains and is nowhere near the final look I want.

Before tape






After tape (after consideration the bit around the front was removed updated pictures will come later)




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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2018, 04:25 PM »
I think it could be salvageable, you just need to get creative with it. I would pitch the tape and build some type of shroud out of sintra (or similar material) that will cover the existing stock and hide what's currently there. You can drill vent holes in it, add greeblies to it, and layer on multiple layers of sintra to add depth and details. It's a fairly simple way of either covering up mistakes, or de-nerfing, and as long as it's integrated throughout the entire blaster, it should solve your issues.

Here's just a couple of things I've done with stacking up layers of sintra and greeblies to hopefully illustrate what I mean.






Hope this helps

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2018, 11:33 PM »
Definitely can be salvaged. I sent you a PM.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2018, 06:46 PM »
I personally would lighten the load back there  :P take your dremel and cut out some of the bulk and then do as byron suggested and fill and layer that way it doesn't look so unwieldy.

Just a quick idea (red is what i would cut off):



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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2018, 12:16 PM »
Changing the layout of the stock will also help in de-Nerfing the overall look.

What you can do, if you are unsure of the stability after taking that much out, is to reinforce the "empty space" with some 1/4" PVC pipe.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2018, 05:26 PM »
I'd like to thank every Vod for their help and encouragement do far in this thread. I haven't had a lot of time to go back to the rifle, but I have been thinking on it and will be working over the stock soon and post up some up to date progress.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2019, 11:16 PM »
I know I'm late to the party but I want to try and keep this all in one place even if it's just for myself. Here is the current updated look of the blaster and after the pictures will be the plans.






I have more geebles that I plan to put along the sides to make it less nerfy and I plan to leave the space around the barrel attachment or the under mount messy to look like it was added on as and extra and something that wasnt supposed to be there, same with the extra greebles that will be added.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2019, 08:41 PM »
If you can clean it up to look like weld points, that could work.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Hard to make various bits of nerf guns looks seamless but off to a pretty good start I would say. It is kind of hard to tell in some of the pictures but it looks like you might need to fill in more "nerf" detail bits like those oval indents and what not. However, I think it would really just depend on your final paint job. Once you get to more of the end stage of the build adding a scope or scopes and some wires and good greebs goes a long way.

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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 07, 2019, 11:19 AM »
Taking some advice I always planned on putting a scope on but I thought I would root around and try to build up a scope from scratch and here is what I've got.











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Re: Rifle build flop?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 07, 2019, 01:51 PM »
Scope is looking pretty good. Perhaps just add an "end cap" (could either just be a standard pvc pipe or could go the cone stylr piece like on the rebels blasters) piece over the end of the 3 stack tubey looking part

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