Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

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    Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    [FONT=Times New Roman]Hello,[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Recently on StarWars.com they posted an article on the original Boba Fett concept in which Boba is deck out from head to toe in white. Also over on the RPF there was a thread that had pictures of the original Fett blaster rifle. Between the two there was sufficient information to draw up a set of blueprints. And since I had already done the Sling gun I needed to complete the set.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]So here is the first draft. Take a look and let me know what you think.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Alan[/FONT]
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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Fantastic Alan, but in the photo it looks like the Graflex has wiper blade grips just like Anakin's saber given to Luke in EpIV. It looks like the whole thing was painted black in the old photo of the gun.



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    There is the site that had the close up photos of the original blaster.

    http://stormtrooperguy.com/gallery/t....php?album=137

    The one thing that is different is that the Graflex is rotated 90 degrees. In the pics from starwars.com it shows the correct orientation. It is really hard to tell what is going on in the black and white pics, just too small for me to tell what is what.

    Alan

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Whoa those photos you've linked are sick! That original gun looks like what you've drawn, but you're right in that photo the Graflex has turned 90 degrees. Nice work Alan.



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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Whoa!! Great job on that! How long did that take for you to draw?!

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Those photos are the album of fellow TDH member TK7602. That's from the trip to the Ranch and to Steve Sansweet's house that he and I went on.

    (That's me in his gallery holding an original Biker Scout helmet at the bottom of the page.)

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Alan,

    The stock on the blaster in the pics looks to be a one piece. Maybe a resin copy with the some of the details gone and the hollowed out section at the buttstock filled in.

    The stock you have on your blueprints are too good and represent the stock on a real UZI!

    Otherwise an awesome start!!!!

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    anybody else notice that the name plate on the jet pack says "Boba Fett Backpack Empire Strikes Back 1980" ?????? Is someone confused or is that the prepro jet pack? If so where's the rest of the greeblies on the bottom?

    Oh to keep the post on topic: Great work Alan! I'm amazed you could get so much detail out of those pictures. Amazed as always!

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    webchief said: View Post
    (That's me in his gallery holding an original Biker Scout helmet at the bottom of the page.)
    Yeah, we know Webchief. Stop rubbing it in!



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    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Yeah, we know Webchief. Stop rubbing it in!


    hahahah! and in my own little watermarking stunt, that's my reflection in the jet pack case.

    it is pretty funny that the pack says esb. looks like a stunt to me, based on how sloppy the paint was. rotj or pre-pro, who knows? maybe it was the same pack for both

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    Thanks guys glad you like them.

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Whoa!! Great job on that! How long did that take for you to draw?!
    This was an easy one by comparison, I have blueprints for the Graflex and I found some UZI rieciver blueprints online and I picked up a toy UZI Mini at Party City, it was just a matter of tracing the blueprints and taking measurements from the toy and 5 to 6 hours later this is what I came up with. I am still working on them and I still need to create a few more views.

    Ripcode said: View Post
    Alan,

    The stock on the blaster in the pics looks to be a one piece. Maybe a resin copy with the some of the details gone and the hollowed out section at the buttstock filled in.

    The stock you have on your blueprints are too good and represent the stock on a real UZI!

    Otherwise an awesome start!!!!
    The actual prop is defintiely a casting as you noted the stock is a solid chunk or resin. I liked the idea of the folding stock to that is what I treid to depic.

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    The blaster uses an older style Graflex, not the same as the ones used for Luke's lightsaber.
    -The "glass eye" hole is empty.
    - The button is completely different. It looks like the tapping button from a telegraph.

    The box on the side with the silver tip is only on the left side of the gun.
    That long box is not rectangular- it's twice as tall in the back than it is in the front. It's really a complicated piece.

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Thank you for the feedback. I'll have to see if I can find a pic of the old Graflex. I have gone back to the reference pics and now that you have pointed it out I can see that the "box" does indeed have a slope to it. it is difficult to see in the pics but it's there.

    I update the drawings Thanks!!

    Alan

    lonepigeon said: View Post
    The blaster uses an older style Graflex, not the same as the ones used for Luke's lightsaber.
    -The "glass eye" hole is empty.
    - The button is completely different. It looks like the tapping button from a telegraph.

    The box on the side with the silver tip is only on the left side of the gun.
    That long box is not rectangular- it's twice as tall in the back than it is in the front. It's really a complicated piece.

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    I have updated the drawing in the first post based on lonepigeon feedback, Thank you. I still need to update the Graflex, but I need to find a reference pic.

    If anyone has any pics that they can share of this piece please send them my way, wizardofflight@comcast.net I want to make sure it is as close as possible to the real deal.

    Alan

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Is that a JP stabilizer in the barrel?

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    It sure looks that way in the reference pics, so I snag the one off my JP drawings and it fit right in to place. I am beginning to suspect that the stabilizer was some kind of rheostat or a rotary switch. Maybe someboby will figure out that mystery some day.

    Alan
    Last edited by wizardofflight; Oct 27, 2006 at 2:31 PM.

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    I am amazed at the talent and depth of knowledge by the people on this forum!

    First thing I thought when I saw the blaster was "Man, that looks like an Uzi 9mm with a folding stock". Of course Han Solo's blaster looks like an old broom handle Mauser machine pistol and the Stormtrooper's blaster remind me a lot of a WW II British Sten gun. I think it's easy to see a lot of WW II influence in Episode IV.

    Great blueprints! The Wizard works his magic again!

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    You could make one easy go 2 a dollar store and they have this set of toy guns real cheap has an uzi in it, same in most every way.

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    This is awsome, ive actually got an uzi 9mm bb gun that looks so much like this, wouldnt take alot to make one of these. may have to have a go......along with all the other projects i have at the moment..

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    I was just thinking that also, ... getting a toy uzi that is and going from there... just needs some paint...

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    LOL this is so simpleto build gona need to get myself an uzi nad lukes new hope saber never thought this was going to bo simple

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    LOL this is so simpleto build gona need to get myself an uzi nad lukes new hope saber never thought this was going to bo simple
    Wow, that's some thread resurrection! It's not quite that simple, if you really want accuracy.

    The flash is not the same one used by Luke... it's a Graflex, but a different model. There's also a lot of variation in models of Uzi, so you'd need to find one with the right features. Then there are the greeblies on it... I guess it all depends on how detailed a replica you want.

    I've collected some of the parts. I've got a pretty close uzi that I think I can modify to get the rest of the way, and have the correct model graflex (I don't remember the part number but it's in this forum somewhere). I just need to actually do it

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    Yeah I thought this was an interesting assessment as well but nobody knows everything at the beginning right. All good “deathwatch2020” not your fault it is deceptively simple looking.

    STGuy - I think I have all the parts I need to start this build. Maybe we can build them at the same time, working together? Let me know when you’re ready.

    Later Brother

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    Syper said: View Post
    Yeah I thought this was an interesting assessment as well but nobody knows everything at the beginning right. All good “deathwatch2020” not your fault it is deceptively simple looking.

    STGuy - I think I have all the parts I need to start this build. Maybe we can build them at the same time, working together? Let me know when you’re ready.

    Later Brother
    heh... my stuff's been sitting in a box for years. who knows when it will actually come out

    my plan was to have all of Boba's guns displayed together. Someday...

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    Re: Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints

    I'd like to know the specific bits and decals used on the plate on the right side of the receiver above the grip, but I'm pretty sure we know everything else that was used on this thing. I've got the Paterson piece, I've got the pen-holder, I've got the Mitchell bits, I've got an Airsoft Uzi that's close enough the rest of the mods are simple, and I have an original Uzi stock that I'm anchoring to the internals of the main gun before closing things up.

    I've e-mailed around to the various Graflex replica makers and so far no one's responded to my queries about making this version -- or even just leaving off the pieces on the version used for Luke's saber so I can mod things the rest of the way. I have a 1-3/8" brass drainpipe extension tube (the actual size of the Graflex -- the 1-1/2" diameter given in a lot of tutorials doesn't match photoscaling) and some templates so that's the outer tube taken care of, but the internals are a trickier proposition, and I'd rather get a good replica than try to scratch-build it all myself. *shrug*

    --Jonah

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