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Title: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Hodlum on May 10, 2020, 07:01 AM
Hi all,

Throwing a question to the wider community.

Here is a scratch built rifle based on the real world FG42. In universe I'm calling it a custom modified DLT20A.
Question is: is it an approvable arm for a post empire kit.
(https://i.imgur.com/VSGdNrr.jpg)

The real weapon it's based on:
(https://i.imgur.com/K4gBhJ2.jpg)

Reasons and such:
Since 'The Mandalorian' had so many firearms that are slightly modified versions of real world weapons, I decided to make one along the same lines.

Changes from the original:
The magazine is tiny, much like the e11/sterling.
The front bipod has been changed to a cooling sheath.
I've left everything else alone as this is already a very strange looking gun, with its very swept grip and unique flash suppressor.

Any thoughts would be welcome.
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Shurik Bhar'vani on May 10, 2020, 09:08 AM
An excellent rule of thumb is that if it's a rifle from WW2 it's going to ALWAYS be the best possible base for a star wars blaster  :laugh: The DLT-19 blaster rifle used by Chewie on the Death Star was just an MG 34 GPMG with almost nothing else done to it after all.

Personally I think it's perfect! Definitely unique as well, it's refreshing to see something that isn't a Wester 35 or a Verpine Shatter Rifle  :laugh: Though I will give full credit to those who build them because some turn out absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Ori Dart on May 12, 2020, 11:40 AM
Nicely done! How does that grip work? 
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Shurik Bhar'vani on May 12, 2020, 12:25 PM
Nicely done! How does that grip work?

It's basically just like holding a semi-pistol grip on a shotgun or rifle in terms of the angle. It just happens to be on a separate, actual pistol grip as opposed to being located between the stock and receiver.

It looks extremely odd but it's actually more comfortable than it appears  :laugh: at least, the replica FG42 I handled two years ago with that grip did, a prop might be different.
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Hodlum on May 15, 2020, 12:37 AM
Nicely done! How does that grip work?

As Shurik said, it works pretty well when your holding it up to your shoulder. It's wonky to hold when not shouldered, so I tend to grab it by the join between the receiver and butt when casually carrying.
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Sevrin Cerar on May 16, 2020, 09:07 AM
Oeehhh awesome to see an FG42 pop up here, am also working on an FG42 blaster :D
Your blaster looks great, where did you get your parts from? I assume you printed it?
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Hodlum on May 16, 2020, 04:13 PM
Oeehhh awesome to see an FG42 pop up here, am also working on an FG42 blaster :D
Your blaster looks great, where did you get your parts from? I assume you printed it?

Thanks for the praise! Yes, the blaster is designed and printed myself.
Title: Re: Rifle based on FG42 and if it's approvable or not
Post by: Nirob on May 19, 2020, 09:07 AM
Really cool. Made mine out of wood back in the days.

The blasters I  made that were based on the FG  all got approved.