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Macs Arsenal. updated.
« on: Aug 29, 2014, 09:59 PM »
well im beginning to enjoy this.  ive always had a creative mind, combine that with certain wiki pages and ive got my weapons started.  something i noticed about the universe is most handguns are huge.  going from real life experience, they are too much to get into action fast.  i see mandos as quick draw experts and crack shots.  im going to tryand keep my pistols at 10 inches or shorter.  carbines a rifle will match their realworld bases or i will just use odd designs like the brit L85 battle rifle, CX4, or any bullpup design really.  having looked at new nerf designs, i may just use them with no changes.  The zombie guns look pretty awesome as is. 
so without furhter rambling here is my beginning choices

At this time due to kids and too much fun, i dont want to mess with our nerf arsenal.  likewise the harder to find sw guns i dont want to mess with the dc 15 is over $100 on most sites now new.

I am going to start as a light mando skirmisher and end as an assault medic. tips opinions critiques are welcome.  Heres the small arms I plan to apply with;
These are classic GI Joe laser tag guns from the 80s(yes htey work and I have the targets)
My custom Westar 36 heavy, Its longer then screen, nad since its not accurate so new name
Westar Rifle like the pistol custom with fixed stock(needs additions),
DP-23 from SWG(my first custom build very plain)
E-12 Carbine(custom built after learning lessons on the E-11s below)

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2014, 12:10 AM »
Looking good! Must say from me being done with my right gains and moving to my left I am jealous of the greebs. Good luck! Watching your progress!

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 09, 2014, 05:54 PM »
And for some further progress, and a finished build, minus its paint. 
A custom blaster.  Its from the newer Nerf Sidestrike. 

Some of the visible greeblies, reloading cylinder cap, power adjust knob, power charge indicator, and up in front of the scope, tibanna gass cartridges. 

THe barrel sleeve with its cooling fins and underbarrel launchers. 


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« Reply #3 on: Sep 16, 2014, 08:29 PM »
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Howdy one and all, this is my first Foray into large scale modeling as I will call it.  Having been a fan of the white armor, and blasters since I first saw them as a child, Now that im a talented child it is time to make it happen.  I See where many people are doing the movie E-11 blasters.  And that there really is a wide range of opinions on whats the canon blaster or not(some of the forums are humorus as hell).  So im shooting for something thats known by sight, but will look a bit different.  My concept is to take the 1.5 inch plans build a base frame, with slightly different power well, power pack, scope, grips(so that i can use toys for light sound effects) folding workable stock.  I also tried to keep the needed parts list to a trip to Lowes(any hardware store) here in the US.

Since this is an attempt to do this at mostly a cheap budget im keeping needed tools to a minimum.  flat philps screw driver, exacto knife, a file, hacksaw, dremel(4 various bits, hot glue, bondo, and sandpaper.  parts for my builds will be from mostly plumbing nad electrical, 14 gauge wire, and choice of toy gun for light sound. 



The 2 builds, will be almost identical the main difference is what bits I use for scopes, the stock choice.  to describe the finished product im hoping for, the
E-11L is the standard blastech E-11 with new heating coils(not fins, no T track or similar found locally) The mag well is made from plasticard doubled over(for sale/no parking signs), the mags are made from conduit(held in place by magnets) a plastic pipe fittings for scope, and barrel tip, inner barrel with washers for spacing, working bolt with hand wound spring, folding stock made from plasticard and heat gun use(wasnt till after I figured out how to make it without heat gun).
The E-11R will be identical down except for the stock, which will be from the toy I use as the light and sound parts.  As mentioned before the grips will not be standard sterling grips, as the toy parts usually have the battery box in the handle, so I will need that, and trigger housing plus lights wires vibration motor etc...




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« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2014, 10:06 PM »
And now for something totally worked on, more E-11  First, a sanded but round endcap, with spring and bolt inside. 

Handle attached wiht wiring allready up the barrel.  Bolt slid back a bit.  I know the spring is tight, but it works. 

Mostly finished blaster, the under folding stock is still working but flimsy.  I think thats the curse of the materials used.  the rod and butt plate arent atached yet, thinking of filling the plate iwth bondo and sanding it down to whats needed.  As you cna see the barrel is slightly extended.  you may be able to see 2 of the 3 screws holding the pieces together. 

here is a belly view.  you can see the speaker holes cut to keep some sound option.  THe flashy bits, are the guts from a toy MP5.  and you can see how the stock will mount and fit underneath.  Yes the stock is badly formed. 

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:30 PM »
ok vod you clearly have some scratch building skills so im going to suggest that you leave the Nerfs alone.

Nerfs can be made to meet CRLs BUT ITs a load of work (often more than scratch building ) and with your skill you could easily do a scratch build ;)

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 19, 2014, 04:18 PM »
its the funds part that forces the nerf work.  Im over $150 on the E-11 protos, and not even sure I'll pull a market to make and sell these.  but when i work the parts list im pretty sure i cna do them dirt cheap, and as this isnt the 501st, I have lee way to tinker.  THe bigest thing with the nerfs though is I want them to still be able to fire.  so its limiting my mod work there.  You might be right though, stick to my free work, and run with it. 

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« Reply #7 on: Sep 19, 2014, 04:21 PM »
You can not have Firing weapons! all weapons must be render non-firing if you want to use it with your kit.

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2014, 10:26 PM »
They are non firing.  If i dont -censored- them or load darts.  in that condition they cant fire.  If i use laser tag blasters im gonna protect their vitals so they can still shoot for playing laser tag.   

As for blaster works.  the e-11 protos are giving me fits.   the game of glues isnt going well.  they would be done if the glue would hold in certain areas.  The tube stock is drying, but i dont know how well it will hold up to use.  the under folding stock, while it works,(mostly) is flimsy as heck.   Anyone got any ideas how to firm it up? 

Again the purpose of these e-11 builds is something someone on a low budget with minimal skills can make a decent replica.  So its left to working with plastics, glue and a dremel. 

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« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2014, 03:01 PM »
They are non firing.  If i dont -censored- them or load darts.  in that condition they cant fire.

Hate to say it But that won't cut it vod. they need to be rendered unable to be fire a projectile. EG remove the innards.

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 2014, 06:27 PM »
Ive read a few posts where OM's have said as long as you dont bring ammo, and dont work its actuators its good to go.  It is rendered non fireable in that condition.  But I have decided not to ruin perfectly good nerfs, as my kids and I have too much fun with them.  The 2 spare lasre tag guns are another story...  But either way, after finishing the first 2 e-11s, waiting on the stock to dry to mount it.  I have many ideas for part building, and most of that will be form Lowes raids. 

No pics was too buy today, will try to get some tomorrow, got the Merr Sonns bondo filled and sanded, hunting some bits to use as cooling fins.  and a power adjust knob.  The CR-2 is also bonded and sanded just need to find something to use as guts for its sound and light.  DG was out of blaster toys.  Not sure I want to spend 18 for a good one from WM.   The projecto f blaster lust, the E-11s are built.  The E-11L is now the E-11M(someone used L back in 09)  and the E-11R has its Tube stock on.  I'll also do a step by step of how I built(leaving out hte errors) for these if anyone wants to try their hand at it.  Also I will try to get a cost per blaster, so if someone wants to order I can build them one.  THe only flexibe part is the sound guts(where can i find a toy, and what sounds are ok.  Its mostly toy MP5s)

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2014, 09:10 PM »
ANd the promised finished pics of the E-11M and E-11R.  IM thinking that if i do these as comissions, the options will be type of toy you want in the guts, if Any, cooling fins/tubes, stocks, emitters, and scopes.  I used an L shaped piece for scope mounts so if wanted I could mount the counter box.  There are no gas tubes(personl preference, I dont like cables and wire hanging of my gear)  For fluff, they are built into the mag wells.  I didnt add any bits, as im still deciding what i can get access to regularly, and what I like the look of.  Once I finish the rest of the blasters i am working on, I will post their finished pics as well.  Something will squeak by the Approval team.
 
E-11M  Standard pattern E-11, Improved emitter system, improved cooling tubes, long range scope to make best use of improved accuracy and range, user friendly shoulder stock






So after 5 yt vids of Sterling shooters saying the stocks nice but a pain to use I went with the ancient Kenner '77 and new hasbro toys type.  Its also easier to make.  Everything about this blaster is meant to be made using the basic ANHE-11 from BBC tube templates, and then everything else is made on a "close enough" basis.  This is to make it easier for a beginner to make their own prop.  The toy gun for grip and guts is from a dollar general, store, the magnets(rare earth/neodymium), exacto knife, blades,  hot glue gun, glue sticks, and metal washers are from walmart, everything else; liquid nails(used before didnt want to expirement)glue, no parking signs, pvc piping, dremel, dremel bits, screw driver, philips screws, pvc couplers and adapters, and electrical tape( to help hold things in place as it dries)

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 22, 2014, 09:18 PM »
the E-11R  is a fixed stock version of the E-11.  This model features a slightly improved emitter system, L bracket rail mount, improved cooling tubes.   This is was built at the same time as the M version.  The magazine is hollow with just tension holing it in place.  end result can be magnets in place to hold it, and if someone really skilled gets one they can use the mag and cut the well out for better electronics.  by using the same parts i can get pretty creative with differeing options. Again no extra bits as yet. and the stocks are good enough for light use trooping.  Short of getting a real sterling stock, or ak under folder, I dont think i cna make one that will take heavy abuse.  the Tube/Wire stock, again can take some use but dont beat it up.  I have an idea of doing a flat butt cap, and bolting the stock on. 





Lessons learned, hot glue can be reheated to make welds, liquid nails glue needs tape to help it hold sometimes, pvc dust makes nasty nose clogs, always wear shoes when working(rather step on lego), magnets will outsmart you, I dont like wiring.  Over all this was a fun project.  I am going to start another E-11M, go for a flat nose, smaller scope, shorter frame overall.  and possibly add that as another blaster to submit.  But fo now, this is it for the E-11s.  What do ya all think?

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 24, 2014, 12:53 AM »
Looks awesome! Can't wait to see them with some primer or basecoat to get the unified look. In PVC they look kick sheb

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