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DC-18r Blaster (WIP) Update 15/03/2015 lights!
« on: Aug 09, 2014, 05:07 PM »
"It's all y-yours!" the former Aratech engineer blurted out as he pushed a heavy durasteel case away from himself, wiping his forehead in a slow motion out of fear for retribution. "I want nothing more to do with this damned project. First the New Republic, now this!"
Koran knew from experience that, since the op at Taris, every contract had its upsides. But nothing could rival the sense of power and achievement that currently caused his hairs to stand on end. Koran leant in to inspect his latest spoils; an improved power cell module, a larger barrel...but despite the vast improvements, he noted its startling resemblance to both DC-15S and the dreaded E-11; sending an all too familiar feeling down his spine.


Su'cuy, Vod!

My first steps into the realm of Mando'a are in something I am somewhat familiar with: weapons design. I want to use my Mando as an excuse to develop my own non-canon weapons that have a distinctive swarsy flavour. If you didn't guess it already, I wanted to put my own stamp on one of my favourite weapons, the DeeCee.

My project, the DC-18r, will be my primary weapon. I want this to appear to be a spiritual successor to the DeeCee line of weapons, but also include a few details that tie it in to the more 'modern' E-11. My guidlines for creating this weapon are:

1) Power pack & feed is to be on the opposite side of the weapon - ergonomic
2) Must be larger and more 'dread-inspiring' than the DeeCee
3) Must possess the characteristic 'T-rails'
4) Must possess the distinctive forward-folded stock that we all know and love
5) Needs to be personalised - Koran's markings, leather wrapping around the pistol grip etc.

With these guidelines in mind, I turned toward a Nerf weapon. Having dabbled in cosplay for many years (and studing in the 'stare at Niabi's work until you cry' school for Mandos) I am willing to give heavy modification a shot! Without further stalling for time rambling:


This is a Nerf Raider CS-35, apparantly. I've removed the stock and big magazine, and decided this is a good starting point.


Busting out the dremel to get rid of pesky logos!


These are far too nerfy. Sanding heads for the win!


Here I have removed the tube that connects to a stock and the pump-action grip thingy. Some of the internals, including the trigger, have been removed. I know that guidelines state I must remove all internal working is a must, so that is my next thing on the list!


Here is a breakdown of the sections. Aside from the obvious stuff like sanding, the plan is:
Red - fully remove raised section with product name to a smooth surface. Add T-rails. Add those cool semiciricle thingies.
Green - create the classic folding stock from either plasticard or sheet metal. Not sure where to source metal, but it sounds...stronger.
Black - create a new back-end for the gun to match the DC-15. Add greebles. Add scope (PVC?).

So there we are. Sorry for the long post, I've just finished moving into my first home and have been eager to start for almost three months!
Rhino

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP)
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2014, 01:38 AM »
Looks like a cool base! I like what you've done so far. I hope the greebs and mods meet some of the app guys standards when she's done. Nerf is a dangerous road to travel when it comes to weapons nowadays  :laugh:

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP)
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2014, 06:45 AM »
Looks like a cool base! I like what you've done so far. I hope the greebs and mods meet some of the app guys standards when she's done. Nerf is a dangerous road to travel when it comes to weapons nowadays  :laugh:

Thanks Jaing! I've got a cubic buttload of old modelling bits and spare Airsoft parts, so hopefully I can sort something :)

I know it'll be quite a bit of work, but I am willing to put it all in to make sure it lives up to my stupid standards! (even if I burn myself or end up waving my dremel around aimlessly for a few hours ;D)

I've ordered some sheet metal today to start with the folded stock and some basic panelling, so hopefully that'll arrive inside of this week! I've also started to make the T-rails for the front-end of the weapon.

Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP)
« Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2014, 08:17 AM »
I have one of these nerf guns too there is a lot of potential in them but i decided to use E11 for my first one I shall keep my eye on this though, as I would love to see what you have in mind for it.

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP)
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2014, 05:05 PM »
I have one of these nerf guns too there is a lot of potential in them but i decided to use E11 for my first one I shall keep my eye on this though, as I would love to see what you have in mind for it.

Thanks Justyn!

Wee update; The sheet metal I ordered arrived this morning. Progress has been slow due to work, but I do have some pictures for you:


The Metal!


This is actually a clothes hangar - I see a T-rail, with a bit of chopping!


I used a Dremel to widen the hole in the front of the weapon, and put a cut-to-measure piece of plastic in to match the front end of the DC-15S (my favourite bit!), using this as a reference for both the circumfrence of the extrusion and the hole in the muzzle: http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/295/1/7/dc_15s_blaster_carbine_wip_by_broodofevil-d4dkjr6.png

Hopefully I can buy some screws on the weekend and get the folded stock cut out and in to place! I also need to source up those little loops but the front sight post, and stick filler in the screw holes :)

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 25, 2014, 03:56 PM »
Over a week since the last update! Thanks to this Bank Holiday, I've gotten in a wee bit more work:

First off, the T-rails have been cut down to size and stuck on to the main body of the weapon. I quite like the look, and hopefully with a bit of filler and a tidy paintjob, it'll look the business!



Next up, I cut some of the metal for the folding stock. This isn't the whole thing, I'll need to add in underside pieces as well, and I will need to get the dimensions once it's all fixed in to place.



Holes drilled. Nothing fancy here! The pieces will be attached via bolts, so there is a possibility that I could make this a functioning folding stock. We'll see!



A better picture showing the attachment to the main body:



And lastly, a rough idea of how it stands at the moment!




Managed to get a wire coat hanger a few minutes ago, so I shall be using that for those semilunar...uhhh...things. I lost my primer in the house move, so I'll need to pick up more of that in the week. Thoughts? :)

Rhino

I think it looks sweet!  ;D
just wondering are  you planning on making the folding stock usable or just there for show?

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I think it looks sweet!  ;D
just wondering are  you planning on making the folding stock usable or just there for show?

I could do! The screws pictured above were just temporary; I made some new fixings last night that do actually allow for movement. It would mean that I would need to reshape bits of the metal, but I am certainly contemplating it!

Thanks for the comment :)

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 21/09
« Reply #8 on: Sep 21, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Big update!

Roughly 70% done. Still needs a washing, those metal semilunar things,  a scope, leather wrappings for the handle, and a plastic insert for the power cell. Here are the progress pictures!

Underplate shaped and fit:


Foam used as a base for the back end, ready for filler!


Filler applied to rear/screwholes etc.


Greeblies pt1


Greeblies pt2


PAINT!


MOAR PAINT!

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 21/09 - Paint!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 21, 2014, 05:26 PM »
Pretty impressive!  Now just add a scope for the finishing touch

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 21/09 - Paint!
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2014, 11:59 PM »
Very awesome indeed! I may have to do this mod myself. Colour me impressed ner vod!  ;D

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 21/09 - Paint!
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2014, 08:46 AM »
Very awesome indeed! I may have to do this mod myself. Colour me impressed ner vod!  ;D

Thanks Jaing, that means alot!

Hopefully when I do the other bits mentioned previously (and tidy up the paintwork!) It'll look pretty good. I ordered a resin cast of the M38 scope used on the E-11 which should help. Gonna pinch some cabling for external wiring today too! :3

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 21/09 - Paint!
« Reply #12 on: Sep 28, 2014, 12:01 PM »
Updaaaaaaaaate!

A little bit more paint, a scope, some wrappings and those cool...thingies above the muzzle!



Closer look at the semilunar thingies


Scope


Back view


What do you all think? :3

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 28/09 - Almost There!
« Reply #13 on: Oct 03, 2014, 04:06 PM »
What do I think? ...Other than maybe replacing the leather wrap with something thinner, this is one of the best Nerf mods I have seen! Period.

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Re: DC-18r Blaster thread (WIP) Updated 28/09 - Almost There!
« Reply #14 on: Oct 03, 2014, 09:54 PM »
What do I think? ...Other than maybe replacing the leather wrap with something thinner, this is one of the best Nerf mods I have seen! Period.

Ori'kandosii!
Agreed.  The leather wrap kinda brings down an otherwise spectacular mod.

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