My Boba Fett ROTJ EE-3 Blaster scratch & budget build

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    My Boba Fett ROTJ EE-3 Blaster scratch & budget build

    Years ago (1992) my father helped me build one of my first real props, a ROTJ Boba Fett blaster.


    p_boba-jpg ORIGINAL LESS ACCURATE VERSION

    It was very accurate by my standards and with the pre internet reference photos. Over the years I had always wanted to fix the innaccuracies, but it is too sentimental for me because he no longer is able to really make things. So I set about building from scratch a new ROTJ blaster. The entire thing cost undre $40.


    So I had a crosman 357 that I used for my ESB blaster. Then I found out it was a common base for fett guns. I bought another on an buyer on a online gun auction site who repairs airguns. I got it for $15 as it was non firing but was not going to be shooting anything.
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    The first (and most time consuming step) was to cut down the cylinder on the sides that looks like where the bullets go. I had worked this out on my ESB build

    bf-cylinder-jpg



    Next I removed the handle from one side and placed a large wooden rod in the cavity of the co2 container. It was held in by a generous amount of apoxie and sanded flat. This would give the stalk arm something to screw into.

    bf-grip-jpg


    The barrel is just 2 sizes of pvc pipe sanded down inside to fit together. The tip of the barrel is a funnel cut down with a smaller pvc pipe with it front sanded down at an angle to fit inside the funnel to give the look of a barrel.

    bf-tip-jpg


    The stalk was sanded down from a large piece of scrap wood bought at mendards for $1.50
    bf-stalk-jpg

    The stalk arm was cut from some plexiglass using WOF's templates
    bf-stalkarm-jpg


    More pics to come
    Last edited by sillof; May 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM.

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    Re: My Boba Fett ROTJ EE-3 Blaster scratch & budget build

    So far so good! I can't wait to see this finished like your other blaster.

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    Re: My Boba Fett ROTJ EE-3 Blaster scratch & budget build

    That's a fine start you have made there, Really nice work on the stock.

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