Here's my scratchbuilt ROTJ blaster. I still need to add some stock plates and I am going to get a new grip sometime but this is it for now.
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Here's my scratchbuilt ROTJ blaster. I still need to add some stock plates and I am going to get a new grip sometime but this is it for now.
Here is my blaster.
I have added the fins and side greebles, I will get new pics up soon.
For my rifle, I used Rustoleum Gray Primer for the base color, with heavy, controlled misting of Rustoleum Red Primer. I weathered it further with Krylon Ultra-Flat Black, and spot detailed by hand with Testors Gray and Flat Black. I know that the stock of the ROTJ blaster was painted too, but the wood stock that I made was just too cool. Other than the paint job and the stock, it's all due to our friendly neighborhood Spiderman. His rifle rocks!
The ROTJ "SpideyBlaster©" kicks serious butt! Buy one TODAY!
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I gotta tell you guys... The more I look at it, the more I love that "Black Pearl" paint I used for my gun! It's black when it's in low lighting, but develops a metallic "sheen" when a light (or camera flash) hits it.
Finally finished my ROTJ Blaster over the Holidays. It's one of webslinger's VERY nice kits !
The pics aren't too good, but you get the idea !
For my stock I didn't have to use a stain b/c I had a nice piece of hardwood that a nice reddish-brown color to it. For yours (that is wood right?) I'd mix up some acrylic paint, burnt sienna(red/brown) or burnt umber(dk brown) with a little water for a stain. I used some satin finish instead of a varnish. That would look a little too shiny for an old blaster. Oh and resin does need a light sanding to take paint, and I agree that you need to take your time on those fins. Most of my time was spent sanding them so they would be flush to the barrel, you won't regret it!
See, nice and flush!
Well it has been a work in progress and will be until I get the correct gloves, cape, and eventually an ESB blaster, but here is my latest addition. I received this ROTJ fett blaster in kit form and finally have it all together and ready for a paint job. I know this isn't the correct style blaster for the paint scheme I went with regarding Boba, but hey, in the Special Edition A New Hope, he had the ROTJ weapon, so we have to assume he has many blasters, LOL.
Anyway, I will post another pic once I have detailed the blaster.
Please post pics if you can of some up close blaster pics, so I can see what some have done regarding weathering of the piece.
I kinda was leaning towards a long-range sort of piece, so was quite interested in the longer weapons carried by the Stormtroopers. Unfortunately, a non-functional Kraut MG-34, which the props were built on, runs as high as $1,000 US at times. A bit steep, especially considering how many dishonest baggage handlers there are out there. I opted to scratchbuild my own as a hybrid of the MG-34, and the MG-42. I've taken alot of creative license, but I'm really getting the desired effect. As you can see from the pics, it breaks down. This with the help of a push button like those found on patio umbrella poles. Overall length is 53.5 inches; breaksdown into two equal length pieces for carry/travel.
Still to go;
Various geegaws, doodads, and greeblies for aesthetic purposes.
Here're my ESB blasters.
The rifle is nearly correct but the barrel end needs to be properly tapered with a flash tube etc. I also need to paint a few details, like gold on the grip etc.
The sidearm is cast from an original Bespin security pistol.
Here is my BlasTech EE-3 SOTE/ROTJ version
I started of with a Resin cast of a real Webley WW I Flair gun, the stock mount was made out of aluminum and the stock it self was made out of wood.
Once I got that by mail, I added a bunzen burner muzzle to it wich gave a super effect when looking in to the barrel.
I then gave the Blaster a Black primer coat next came the gun black paint.
I weathered it with Humbrol model paint a mix of aluminum, silver and gun metal, the stock was weathered with some earth tones
I finished it with a coat of matt varnish and poliched it just a bit to give it that parkerised look real old guns have.
I gave the inside barrel a coat of Hi Gloss varnish to make shure the copper bunzen burner muzzle dosn't go green on me
This is so far my Jaster Blaster , it's still in the stages of weathering & I'll be adding a strap soon & some grips at the nose of the Rifle.
The Rust part of this Blaster is as the Jaster Mereel Story goes, Jaster's toys were always on the "Older" side of things. He hardly got rid of any of his equipment, let alone his trusty Rifle. That's where the Rust factor comes into play. Pics are as follows, enjoy:
Well, here it is so far. I wasn't to happy with the darkness of the wood. I didn't want to paint it all black, I like a wood look, just wish it was darker. I haven't weathered it yet. I painted the handles a semi-gloss black because I didn't want it to appear that it was molded to the gun.
Love to hear what ya think and any helpful suggestions.
Thanks and have a great Easter and Passover!
This was my first blaster. I've since built a Spidey kit - see below...
I assembled, painted, and weathered this ROTJ-like blaster from a resin kit. I added the functional scope and used the MOM Photos for weathering reference. Common tempera paints (from a craft store) worked great for weathering. I primered it, then painted flat black. After weathering, I rubbed on some of that wet-black tire spray for cars to shine certain areas for a gun-metal-like appearance without making it too glossy. I love that Reference cd!
Okay, I've done about enough on this baby. I haven't given any thought to the bipod yet, and may or may not add one. At any rate, here she is. I'm pretty happy with it. As you can see, I've added a few things.
I think I have the one with the new scope.
Well, I have my blaster finished, following Jedi-Bob's instructions and method, but a little bit tweaked by me. Here it is...
I primed everything with Automotive gray primer (except for the scope, I took it out before anything else). Then, I sprayed the blaster with Walmart brand Silver and once it dryed I sprayed everything with Flat Black.
For the grips, I used the Krylon Ruddy Brown Primer first, and then the Gloss Black on top, with a soft coat of Matte finish cause it was too sticky before that. After drying, I made the scratches all over (scope on) with a wire sponge.
The stock I painted with Minwax Wood Finish "Red Mahogany" instead of "Jacobean" (they didn't have it at Walmart). I added the details with the same procedure as before for the gun and before installing them in the stock (of course). I went the dowel method to install the stock connector and grips, which I used metal rods instead of wood for more resistance and durability. And the stock is detachable, cause I used Wood Screws to unscrew the stock in case I pack it somewhere for ease and space.
I have to add the "rusty" details later on with Testors Rust to give it a more realistic look, and probably some Flat Gray spots, but not sure. Like Jedi-Bob said before, I don't want it to look like the MoM blaster...too much weathered.
Webslinger...YOU'RE THE BEST!!!
Here's some more pics of my blaster...
I had the newer type of scope with the connecting bar, but to make mine more accurate I cut the bar with a dremel and spaced the scope mounts wider apart. My grip is a Krylon black gloss while the rest of the blaster is flat black.
Oh yeah, and I love the working scope!
Heres a few pics of my Fett blaster
Thanks to RA for the wood stalk and metal grip attachment. the leather strap came from an old beat up Postal bag
I got bored the other day so I decided to convert these plastics toys, into Bad@$$ sidearms! The pic is kind of ****** cuz I had to use my cheapo digital camera. So what do you guys think?
This was my weekend project, the whole weekend practically. I wanted it for some upcoming cons that are coming up. This was made to go with my custom fett outfit. The base pieces consist of a droid blaster, downspout gutter, various sized pvc tubing, red plexiglass, assortment of knobs, pc boards, leds and one neon tube. This thing is BIG too, shooting for the intimidating factor.
night time lighting of the gun
Here is the progress on my blaster. It is kinda a mix between the ESB and ROTJ EE-33. I dont know. please go here >>> http://www.geocities.com/retrovertigostudios Thanks-Derek
I've been in the works with this baby for quite some time, thought I'd show you guys some progress (comments are always appreciated) -
A couple of weeks ago i did a heavy blaster for my fett outfit. The other day i knocked this out in a few hours time and made a sniper rifle for the outfit. I picked up the donor gun at KB toys for 10 bucks. Cut and extended the scope with some copper pipe. Cut out and stained a wood stock for it. Misc sized pvc tubing, washer, and a few greeblies and paint. Its just over 5.5 feet long, longer then my mg42 with the silencer that i added at the end of it.
I made a set of aluminum westars but my grip is not aluminum.
I used my sons Rubies blaster as a pattern. Make a Xerox copy of the blaster, cut the grip out and use it as a pattern.
Remember the barrel of the Rubies is short by 1 1/2"
Hope these help
Mine is the same resin blaster as TK409's. I have painted, weathered it and you can see the WIP pics here:
Although I would go for a spidey one in a heartbeat if I could!
MINE! :p Yes, both are real
At the web slinger's suggestion I am working on a tutorial on how to build the ESB version, but it'll be a couple weeks before it's done.
Well my fellow Mandalorians,
Presented, for your viewing pleasure...finally, my Webslinger EE-3 Blaster and it's faithful partner, my Hybrid E-11.
This would not have been possible without the talent, advice, heads up, skills, in depth info and help from the various TDH members here. You guys know who you are. Take a bow! Thanks again guys!
Please be gentle with your comments...it's my first time...:o
For close ups on the Hybrid, check out this link: Hybrid E-11
OK, mine's done - Dang, Spidey makes a mean blaster!! I modeled the paint job after the MOM exhibit pics and the Star Wars Visual Dictionary.
More pics here:
Here ya go, my Webslinger Kit, all dressed up and ready to go!
Here are a few pics of my new scratch built ESB rifle. I built the entire thing from scratch (except the pistol grip which I bout, and scope). I would love to know what you guys think..sorry if the pics are a little fuzzy
I ran a search and came up with nothing.
Could someone give me a little help with how to attach a scope to the barrel of your gun ESB style. I know about the blaster/scope blocks and if i can get my hands on some i will, if not i'll make something similiar. But I really dont know the order to put things on and how to attach the scope. Anyone help will be very much appreciated.
try this: http://www.jedi-academy.com/fett_rifle1.html
it may not be totally accurate but its a great start.i used some of thier ideas for mine and its starting to look pretty good.i think the best thing to do is use it as a guide.study what ESB rifle pics that are out there and take a look at some members ESB blasters.there are some really awesome ones in here.
Here's some pics:
I lightly sanded the blaster first, primered the whole thing and gave it a few coats of black. Then i gently misted it with some chrome paint to lighten it. The scratches were done by carefully scrape it with a paper knife and a silver pen. Rust were done with Gouache color and my index finger
Let me know what you think.
Hi, this is my first post to this forum. I have been a 'lurker' for a few weeks now. I have just completed (more or less) a completely new blaster design based on the E-33. This blaster is BIGGER.
I just put up my website with lots of detailed pics, blueprints and a tutorial. Check it out:
Click on the Boba face.
There's not much else on the web page, but I am also working on a scratch-built helmet tutorial. I should have it up in a few weeks.
Just an update...I just repainted my blaster after looking at the real Webley at a Football game in Columbus GA, where the GA 501st were present at the opening ceremony. This guy was dressed as Boba Fett ROTJ, and he had a real Webley configured as a ROTJ blaster.
He told me (actually, he sold me the paint he used) which was a TAMIYA TS-38 Gun Metal, a Japanese brand of spray paint. It made a great difference on my blaster, and it looks even more real than before.
This paint you could use two coats and you don't even need a sealer for it, and dries really quick. It comes in a 100ml can just like the Testors/Model Master brand, which you'd probably need two cans just in case. I love it, specially the way it came out....fantastic! Posting pics really soon.
Robert, sounds great! Can't wait to see those pics!!!
Here they are,
It gives the blaster a dark-grey, dark-silverish looking effect to it, which makes it look like a real Webley when you have it for the first time. I'm not sure about weathering this one, even though I have a spray can left for emergencies, but it looks so good like that now...I love it!
Nice Blasters out there!! Here's mine
Sorry about the huge pics....
Just a little finishing to do.
Here is a blaster that I am working on at the moment. It has three different barrels. The one below is the one I am working on now. It is for my custom mandalore. I started to paint today. The grip plates are going to be black acrylic I think. Not quite sure yet. I mite paint them fire red to match my helmet color scheme.
ROTJ AOSW version. MB kit.
UPDATE 23rd Oct
Blaster finally finished and painted
Heres some pics below but i still think it needs more weathering and rusting effect added.
Im in two mind to paint the wooden stock black, please give your comments.
UPDATE 16th Oct
Well ive moved the scope last weekend and did some bondoing last night.
Also got the undercoat done and silver base coat also.
But i ran out of black spray late last night and have got 95% of the black done on the blaster.
But should i paint the wooden stock or stain it?????
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UPDATE SUNDAY 5th Oct
Well ive manage to cut the scopes attachment in half which has enabled me to position the scope in the correct place
pic coming soon
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well ive managed to get the out of the box and put toghter as ive had this kit for about 3months and have no done a thing untill this week
theres some small resin parts to be added and some filling to be also done
I also cored out the centre part of the blaster end to make it more real looking.
I still think the scope looks to be in the wrong place.
So what do you think?
Crossmen 357 pellet pistol
handle from a garden shovel
other bits and peices
still needs to be weathered
Does it look alright? or to busy
Mine so far.
yup - Bronze cast! I'll change out the stock and add greeblies later...
Here`s my Jodo sidearm.......
and its holster..
tk409........i have a question.......i recently purchased a resin rotj-like blaster kit from e-bay that looks idenical to the one in your above post .......( with the scope off to one side)........can you please tell me who manufactured this kit??.........do you have any tips for fixing its flaws??.......from looking at the links and pictures you provided, it looks dead on to what i have ( even the same flaws, must have come from the same molds).........any info. would be most appreciated.....i'm trying to trace where it came from as the e-bay seller had no idea, ......i just want to know so that when someone asks who made your blaster??......i can give them an answer , not a " i dont have a clue".......LOL!!
- ps , you can see pictures of it in my blaster accuracy thread......8)
heres mine.mostly handbuilt, save for the scope, blaster blocks and a $1.00 watergun.i still have the connecting rods to add along with some other minor details but it works for now.
Ok I have just finished this one. What do you think?
Pics don`t work my friend.
They were working....I don't know how this thing works GRRRRR
Sometimes they work sometimes they don't
Pics work for me and it looks Great!
whats with people spaming olld threads latley?
The guy who posted that blaster hasnt been here since 03'