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Custom Westar-34
« on: Feb 23, 2014, 01:28 AM »
Granted, we don't know if there's even a "standard" version of this blaster. The brace that Jango had he had ordered custom -- hollowed grips, larger prefire chambers, etc. I begin to get the feeling they're like the Star Wars version of the Colt M1911, with custom and presentation customization for just about any occasion or need.

Mine is something like if Westar did it as a presentation sidearm for some target-shooting retired general. I'll sort out how Kyr got it at some point. *heh*



I cannibalized two of the Rubies Westars for a single blaster. I thinned the grip of one down to the correct width, and have some faux amber grip scales that I'm in the midst of grinding down to apply to them (and the screws for them, you can see alongside). The two barrels are getting combined into one longer one, the side vents being combined into one on each side. The new muzzle is a wonderful example of serendipity. A random fitting from some plumbing fixture that ended up in my bitz box along the way. I'm crafting a new endcap, as well, as part of trimming down the butt end of the blaster so it fits in the holster.

--Jonah

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2014, 01:49 AM »
OOoo neat, ineresting thought put into it

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2014, 02:53 AM »
Nice

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2014, 03:07 AM »
I'll be watching this build with interest...

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2014, 06:56 AM »
What Echo said  :rolleyes: ;D

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2014, 07:49 AM »
As fan of Westar-34 I can't look at this... but seems I will ;)

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2014, 11:44 AM »
I promise I'll do right by it, Delta. The butchery will be justified.

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2014, 12:15 PM »
Can't wait to see the finished product, vod. :D

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Re: Cutom Westar-34
« Reply #8 on: Feb 23, 2014, 03:32 PM »
The butchery will be justified.

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Sounds so Mandalorian :laugh:

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #9 on: Feb 23, 2014, 04:03 PM »
I promise I'll do right by it, Delta. The butchery will be justified.

--Jonah

I do think that is the most Mandalorian thing I've heard all week. But I do love me a good Westar. Especially custom. Can't be beroya rocking stock kit ;)

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #10 on: Feb 23, 2014, 08:21 PM »
Interesting. Do please go on.

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2014, 05:01 PM »
Stylistic suggestion sought. Jango's Westars have the barrel jacket laying right against the inner barrel. The inner barrel I have is the right diameter for that, but the Rubies blaster was molded thin enough that I'll have to add to the inside of the side-slots to fill in the depth. How do y'all think it would look if I left that space? It'd be about 1/16" gap between the jacket and inner, all the way along the slot. It'd be the sort of detail only visible up close, and I think might add a little visual character. But I could go either way. Should I post up a pic of the inner barrel in place to show you what it would look like with the gap?

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #12 on: Feb 24, 2014, 05:25 PM »
The slots are vents, right? I say keep the gap for a more efficient aircooled barrel.

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #13 on: Feb 24, 2014, 09:36 PM »
I did something like that but scratch built it with aluminum and copper tube,
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=53029.0

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Re: Custom Westar-34
« Reply #14 on: Feb 25, 2014, 03:55 AM »
Zohar, that's a nice looking custom. :) I was originally thinking of saying this was a Westar-33 or -35 or something. But there are enough similarities I decided to just stick with -34 and make it a custom version.

This is the gap I'm talking about:



While I'm at it, here are some closer looks. I'm really proud of how I did with the muzzle. Inner part:



Muzzle shroud:



The part I really like -- down inside:



One of the grip scales:



...and in position on the grip:



Still lots of grinding-down I need to do on it, but this at least gives a sense.

--Jonah

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