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 Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal

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Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« on: Jan 07, 2019, 02:27 AM »
Greetings everyone! Just a quick post to show some progress on my blasters. You can check out the newly-updated build thread in my signature to check out the rest of my kit!







This is my right-hand blaster. It's modded from a gun I used for Halloween several years ago, with most of its body filled with Bondo, and an extended ammo clip added. It felt pretty swars-y already, but I feel it's lacking a couple small details to really push it over the edge. I filled the small holes in the grip, and built up some parts up with some Aves Apoxie Sculpt, then shaped and sanded them down. I'm really happy with them so far, but need to Bondo the center seams still. It's close! See the end for the most recent picture of this blaster next to the other one.




The other blaster! This is a relic of an airsoft shotgun from I-don't-know-how-many-years-ago. The screw-holes are filled and sanded, but I'm wanting to still fill the holes at the top of the grip. Again, close to completion, but needs another detail or two to really push it into "holy cow that's cool" territory. I'm currently thinking of adding a blaster cartridge right ahead of the trigger guard, but am open to suggestions. I kind of really like the clean look of this one, so I'd even say it's closer than the first blaster.




Most recent image of the two together, both sides. Again, still needing to fill those holes in the former airsoft gun, but so far happy with my progress here.

Additionally, I'll be reaching out to WoodChuck for a DC-15A blaster rifle soon, he's given me a date that I need to check in with him. Honestly it's just my favorite gun from all of Star Wars. Here's a placeholder pic, just to show y'all what I've got in mind.


Thanks for reading!

Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2019, 08:12 AM »
Love the right hand blaster- I have the exact same one and used it as part of a Vault Dweller costume a few years ago. Nice to see it being used in a Star Wars context as well!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2019, 10:44 PM »
I have that same shotgun. Turned mine into a heavy blaster pistol.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2019, 10:51 PM »
I have that same shotgun. Turned mine into a heavy blaster pistol.

That's my plan as well. I'd love to see a pic of yours for some inspiration!!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2019, 11:18 PM »
I have a  pair of  your  right hand  blasters , and have been  thinking of using  them with my kit for sometime.  I'm glad  to see them being  used.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2019, 11:33 PM »
I have a  pair of  your  right hand  blasters , and have been  thinking of using  them with my kit for sometime.  I'm glad  to see them being  used.

I really wish I remembered where I picked it up. I also wish I had a mirrored version with left-handed grips.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2019, 12:15 PM »
If there is a  Cabela'so in your area  that's where I  found  mine.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2019, 03:59 AM »
Updates!

Did some more filling in of the shotgun grip and some rough sanding.



I also rebuilt the trigger guard of the other blaster with 6mm Sintra and Apoxie Sculpt (seriously this stuff is the bees' knees).



Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2019, 01:11 PM »
Excelent work! I'll be waiting to see the final result  :like:

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2019, 02:04 PM »
Man, that blaster is awesome! It screams star wars from every bolt

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2019, 02:39 AM »
Man, that blaster is awesome! It screams star wars from every bolt
Which one? :P Thanks for the kind words!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #11 on: Jan 27, 2019, 10:51 PM »
Looking Pretty durn good there, dude!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #12 on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:06 PM »
Blaster pistols are looking pretty great. That shotgun you hacked down looks like it will make a fine Briar looking pistol

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2019, 02:30 AM »
Blaster pistols are looking pretty great. That shotgun you hacked down looks like it will make a fine Briar looking pistol

Thanks, I hadn't considered doing that! I feel as if it needs a greeblie or two to really bring it up to where I want it, but for the life of me I can't figure out what that part would look like. I'm also kind of considering just getting everything smooth and filling in the grips to cut down on the Earthiness and going for a sleek-looking heavy blaster pistol with a nice gloss coat on it.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:58 PM »
Updates!! I finally started throwing together an E-11 kit I've had in my possession for about a year. I've got everything assembled except for the scope rail and Hengstler counter that attaches to it. A local 501st member said he has an extra he's going to get to me soon, so hopefully this will be up and running.









Progress on the pistols has been a little slow. Mostly just various stages of bondo and sanding the bondo back down haha. Nothing really crazy to report on that front, but wanted to share this update all the same!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #15 on: Feb 18, 2019, 01:29 PM »
Most excellent. Definitely lookikg forward to those blaster pistols though. Work faster  :like:

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #16 on: Feb 19, 2019, 02:37 AM »
Most excellent. Definitely lookikg forward to those blaster pistols though. Work faster  :like:

Trying! I'm at the point where I badly need to paint several things including these blasters, but here in Kansas it hasn't gotten above 28 degrees Farenheit in about two months, and I don't want to die of paint fumes from doing it inside! The lighter pistol is ready for primer and paint, but the heavy pistol (shotgun base one) is needing a bit more filler work before I'm happy.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #17 on: Mar 29, 2019, 01:22 PM »
Hey, check it out, I've got updates!!

Got this  bad boy all filled and sanded to where I want. Here it is before paint:




The grips on this one have been a real pain to get right, but I'm finally pretty happy with where they're at. I still feel like this one needs a little extra *something* to really sell the look.





Additionally, I've got my down payment in to hold my spot on WoodChuck's DC-15A run, so that'll be coming in the near future, as well.

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #18 on: Mar 31, 2019, 03:48 AM »
First one is completed! Painted some detail to match my armor's color scheme. I decided in the end I was happiest with the clean look, just really dirtied up. Enjoy the pics!









And my favorite detail:


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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #19 on: Apr 26, 2019, 10:19 AM »
Nicely done! Digging that end product. How's the other one coming along?

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2019, 02:17 AM »
Nicely done! Digging that end product. How's the other one coming along?

Thanks so much, I'm really happy with how it ended up. As far as the other one... honestly it's not great. I'm really unhappy with it. I feel like every time I do a layer of sanding and filler, and primer it just looks worse, so I've kinda stopped working on it. It's kind of just sitting in my room where I occasionally stare at it and wonder if I should try and re-vamp it, or just scrap it entirely. I put a silver coat on it, but I'd have to scrap at least a portion of that in order to get it where I want it.

In other news, got my email from WoodChuck, and my DC-15A is shipping in the morning, so I'll have it by the end of the week or early next week from what it sounds like!

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2019, 02:26 AM »
Hi again! Got my DC-15A in the mail yesterday, and I'm absolutely blown away by WoodChuck's work. Going to try and get it primed and maybe the first coat of paint on this weekend if possible. For now, enjoy a pic dump!

The blaster comes in three pieces that bolt together:




And fully assembled:


Pics of me holding rifle for scale. I'm 6'3" for what that's worth. Please forgive the dumb look on my face in both pics, I was talking to my roommate when he took them.  :laugh: :laugh: The darn uploader on the forums won't seem to accept pics taken portrait style. Sorry about that. :(



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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2019, 11:54 AM »
A shame I'm building something for Modern/Legacy; that's gorgeous, jealous-making stuff  ;D

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2019, 10:07 PM »
A shame I'm building something for Modern/Legacy; that's gorgeous, jealous-making stuff  ;D

You can build something like that for Legacy.  I know of quite a few Mandos using the DE-10 and D-200 pistols from SWTOR...

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Re: Novoc Mereel's Blaster Arsenal
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Dang..... I wish my skills were on Woodchuck's level. That thing is a real beaut. As for your other blaster pistol, what does it look like with paint on it? Post up a photo and maybe we can give you some input on how to fix it. Also, I think that one would look sweet with a scope on it.

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