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jegner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:07 pm    Post subject: Endor Blaster Building Reply with quote

Well, it looks like I'm going to be making some Endor Commando Blasters not only for the fan film, but also as a favor to another group. I've decided to work up some of the parts base off junk I already have [like the pump shotgun handle, and the front sight] and build the rest off a cheap springer airsoft M16.

If anyone know of a good airsoft vendor selling decent quality M16/AR15/M4 guns that can easily be modded, let me know. Right now a carbine, with an extension stock seems like my best option. The stock needs to be removable leaving just the extension tube. Als, one that has a removable handguards is also desired, and I'd like to keep the cost per airsoft gun down under $30 shipped if I can.

I'll be making the scope assembly from resin based off a master pattern provided by JediDad, along with his front flash suppressor greebly. These will be cast in a black resin. The rest of the gun will be a combination of scratch built PVC barrel shrouds, and resin castings. The following is a diagram:



The blueprints are here:
http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/endorrebelsoldier/ers_endorblasterrifle_bp.html

or

http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/endorrebelsoldier/images/rebelendor_rifle_blueprint.gif

I'd like to see who has opinions on the process for building this blaster. Seems pretty easy. If anyone has the stock greebly, or magazine greebly, let me know. Would save me some time making these parts.

Thanks

Jim
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Clint F.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jim, at the gunshow this weekend, I'll keep an eye open for that shotgun forearm for you.
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jegner
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Clint!

I ordered the following as a test platform. May not be 100% accurate, but was cheap, and met my requirement for the stock.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CNIGVA/ref=wl_itt_dp/103-3854843-5818200?ie=UTF8&coliid=I17XCAHDMEGT1L&colid=3RSBSY4L5TIMN



Plus I get those crap scopes, laser and lights!
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TK 109
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know of a few places:

www.hobbytron.com

www.realistictoyguns.com (kapowwe company (or kapowee, or something along those lines)

nice guns here!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jim. I got your pump handle. Hopefully it'll b what you were looking for. If not, then it's no big deal, at only $5. I can probably find a use whenever I finally replace my old 12 gauge I sold.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clint and I made some progress on the Endor Blaster. The Springer AR15 I'm using, even after major surgery, still shoots!

We're down to the scope assembly, fake magazine assembly, and the stock greebly mold master patterns to be made and once thats done it's off to the silicone!

Maybe by the end of next weekend, I'll have the prototype done.

Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PLEASE keep us posted, and post some pics, too. this is going to be SWEET, i can tell.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do.

In addition, I've been given permission to inspect JediDad's blaster as a reference, so this should really help us get the details right. Just waiting on him to ship it out!

Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET!

is this blaster a replica of sorts, full lenghth? gotta see this...

Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TK 109 wrote:
SWEET!

is this blaster a replica of sorts, full lenghth? gotta see this...

Mr. Green


Yeppers full scale.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the mock-up blaster is complete. I'm at the painting stage! Photos will be posted soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the latest update:

The blaster prototype is done here are some pics:



and for some more pics check out this link:

http://www.tk560.com/endorblasterkit/endorblasterkit.html
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE!

i like that. VERY well done!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, that's STELLAR!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Tony, I know I said I had a CARE package heading your way, but I wanted to get these kit parts into the box before it went out. So, I'm a few days behind getting it in the post. Sorry.

Oh, and the unpainted one still shoots! Shocked
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