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 Kainrath's Blaster WIP

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Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« on: Jan 29, 2021, 11:41 AM »
Thinking about starting off using this stock as a base...



Any thoughts about what to do with the hammer? Remove it entirely or try and modify it to look more Star Wars-y?

Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2021, 01:50 PM »
Please tell me thatís a CVA and not a Thompson Center... :-X

That aside, Iíd probably remove the lock/hammer assembly and fill it in with tubes/wires/dials/greebs, or make it the spot where the mag/charge pack is inserted.

Looks like a great base to work from!

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2021, 05:06 PM »
I see that stock and think Tusken Cycler rifle.  I think you could incorporate the Hammer but replacing it with something else would make it easier to make it star warsy.

Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2021, 06:36 PM »
Please tell me thatís a CVA and not a Thompson Center... :-X

That aside, Iíd probably remove the lock/hammer assembly and fill it in with tubes/wires/dials/greebs, or make it the spot where the mag/charge pack is inserted.

Looks like a great base to work from!

It was a Hawken...
I use to be a big muzzleloader hunter years ago.

I see that stock and think Tusken Cycler rifle.  I think you could incorporate the Hammer but replacing it with something else would make it easier to make it star warsy.
My thought was for it to be a slugthrower, akin to the cycler. Those pesky jedi can't reflect a slug :P
So I'm hesitant to remove the hammer completely, but it def needs some serious adjustment to fit the lore.

Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2021, 04:38 PM »
It was a Hawken...
I use to be a big muzzleloader hunter years ago.
My thought was for it to be a slugthrower, akin to the cycler. Those pesky jedi can't reflect a slug :P
So I'm hesitant to remove the hammer completely, but it def needs some serious adjustment to fit the lore.

Awesome! Love that there's some personal history there. I've gone muzzleloader hunting a couple of times, but now just shoot them for fun. This looks like it's going to be a great rifle, especially If it's thought out and executed as well as your leatherwork. I think this would make a great slugthrower/cycler.

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2021, 09:02 PM »
Got some things to try and see what I could put together...


Trying to think through how to attach everything together. For now this will do as I consider more permanent options...


A quick and dirty version. A basic idea I hope I can build off of.


For the end of the barrel


Thinking of how Din Djarin's Amban rifle has the chamber that pops up to load the round into, I'd love to do something akin to that, perhaps in front of the hammer...

Like so...


But in all honesty I have no idea how to pull that off. While I like to think my mind is creatively artistic, I'm afraid my thinking is not mechanically creative.
Trying not to get bogged down with too much of that at the moment. For now I think I'm off to a good start.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, critiques would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2021, 08:32 PM »
Slowly making progress...
Still trying to figure out what to put on and where to put it...
This is the most recent iteration ...



The scope is able to be adjusted by hand from the side position, up to a higher position so the gun can be turned slightly to see through it.
Seen here:

And here:


(the pipe clamps are just holding everything together till I get it all figured out)

Painting has begun!




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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2021, 12:51 PM »
The scope is able to be adjusted by hand from the side position, up to a higher position so the gun can be turned slightly to see through it.

This might help.
https://www.evike.com/products/55427/

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2021, 02:06 PM »

Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2021, 11:13 PM »
Almost done...a few more finishing touches left to go, but it's finally starting to look like something!










EricL

Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #10 on: Mar 03, 2021, 08:27 AM »
That detail is exquisite! It looks like you rattled it around the bottom of a greasy toolbox for a month. And the muzzle is sweet, so swarzy. Will for sure save this for a reference!

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2021, 04:46 PM »
Impressive and brilliantly executed! I had no idea where you were going with it on the first post and you knocked it out of the ball park

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #12 on: Mar 03, 2021, 04:59 PM »
Excellent work!

Where is the flipping scope???  ;D

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Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #13 on: Mar 04, 2021, 10:16 AM »
Thanks so much for the kind words! Very encouraging!

Where is the flipping scope???  ;D

I wasn't happy with how I had the scope mounted, it didn't feel secure enough and it added quite a bit of weight. I may look into getting a smaller one that isn't so dang heavy.

One other idea I had was for a sight...but I can't decide if I think it looks silly or not...?


Re: Kainrath's Blaster WIP
« Reply #14 on: Mar 04, 2021, 02:05 PM »
This is stunning work. I love it. Love how you reinterpreted the Hawken, keeping the classic lines of the stock but also adding enough parts to change that profile and make it feel very much in-universe, without going overboard or not adding enough. I feel like that's a hard balance to strike, and you nailed it. And the weathering is excellent. It looks like it's seen many years of use, dirt, grime, and wear in the hands of a series of mercenaries, or generations of homesteaders on an outer rim world.

Bravo.

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