Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

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    Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    Please help! I'm making a ROTJ blaster from scratch. I can't find anything to make the ribs with. They appear to be 3/8"-1/2" plastic T-bar you would find at a hobbie shop. So far I can only find 1/4" and that's too small. Anyone know of a good source to find this item? Thanks :thumbup

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    I believe the actual item used for the movie prop cooling vanes were windshield wiper blades.
    Last edited by AFettFullofDollars; Aug 18, 2005 at 5:32 PM.

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    Are you serious? That would be some heavy duty blades!

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    You could make a mould of one of the wiper blades then make resin copies. It will take about .5kg of pour in RTV silicone.

    Good luck

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    Yeah, that's a very good idea. I guess I'm a little lazy a was hoping to find something already made.

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    PM sent.

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    AFettFullofDollars said:
    I believe the actual item used for the movie prop cooling vanes were windshield wiper blades.

    That's what everyone thought they were. According to the Insider the ones on the trooper blasters were plastic t-track from a sliding door. If Fett's are different then who knows. But they do look to be the same as the trooper guns.

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    LADIES & GENTLEMAN WE HAVE A WINNER! Thank you Xaoslord! :thumbup

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    I thought they were made from rubber that you get around car doors, Clearly I was way off

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    Re: Cooling ribs on ROTJ blaster barrel help!

    I think Ill go pick some T-bar up......I cant afford windsheild wipers, mabey I could just hang around in the Wal-Mart parking lot and "borrow" some.

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