Dec 31, 2005, 12:22 AM - PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Ok some of you may have known that I have been working on a mostly PVC blaster for quite some time. Here is what I did:
I picked up some PVC pipe from Lowes (one 10' section) and I grabbed some scrap 1x6 pvc trimboard from work.
I resawed the trimboard to about 5/8" thick to use for the frame of the gun. I took some self-made templates as well as Wizardofflight's and made some tracings, cut and cleaned them up. I then went and picked up some PVC closet rod from Home Depot and sanded the crap out of it and slid it into the tube that I had cut. I put a notch in the end that would fit the top of the frame and used two screws to hold the frame to the barrell.
I then took some left over sintra and cut it for the receiver shroud (you know the piece the seperates this gun from any other revolver). I heated and bent it, and then used plummers PVC cleaner and glue to adhere it.
I then grabbed some masking tape and taped off the open should area and commenced to fill it with bondo. This made the entire assembly very rigid, like one solid piece. While the bondo was setting up and reaching the gel stage I started carving and shaping. Below is what I have so far.
Most details are still undone, this is just a very rough begining.
Jan 2, 2006, 5:45 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Amazing work! You are doing a great job! Keep it up and keep the pics coming, bro.
You are doing a great job!!!
Jan 2, 2006, 5:59 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
WOW. keep going. im impressed
Jan 2, 2006, 6:01 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Wow that ROCKS man! Where are wizardofflight's templates? That would be interesting to look at.
Jan 2, 2006, 6:40 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Keep up the brillant work Darren!
Jan 2, 2006, 10:57 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Wow awesome skillz!!!!
Jan 3, 2006, 9:23 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Looking great so far! It's amazing what's become possible compared to when I first came here, some of the scratchbuilt stuff I've seen lately is just unreal!
I helped at SDCC '08
Jan 3, 2006, 11:50 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
That blaster looks great! Keep the progress pics coming.
Jan 3, 2006, 1:02 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
makes me wanna build another EE3 aswell...
weel done dude!! looks terrific!!
Jan 6, 2006, 9:54 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
You have more pics yet, D?
Jan 6, 2006, 2:29 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Fantastic work of art, bro.
Jan 6, 2006, 2:46 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Who's blaster is that in the background?
Is that your's and you just decided to build one from scratch?
Awesome work so far!
Jan 6, 2006, 2:57 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Thanks for the compliments guys, I really appreciate it. I should have some updates this weekend. I routed out the stock for my bracket and I applied some spot putty in the receiver area. I will touch up the barrel tonight, and finish the hingepoint...spray tomorrow and post pics tomorrow night.
The blaster in the background is one of the Sci-Fire blasters, its a real beauty, and now belongs to a friend.
Jan 6, 2006, 5:47 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
That is looking great!! Love the stock, what kind of wood did you use?
Can't wait to see the progress pics.
Jan 7, 2006, 6:51 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
The Prymer has even exceeded the "Sniffers" expecatations!
Good job my friend!
Jan 7, 2006, 7:02 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
I'm also wondering how you went about the stock construction and what kind of wood you used. Looks awesome altogether.
Jan 7, 2006, 7:41 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
I'll have some more update pics tonight, no primer yet, but a little more has been done.
The Stock is made form solid 8/4 mahogany. Hand shaped and sanded. I cut it using WOF templates (Which I can confrim are spot-on!) I am quite happy with the over all look. I still have to clean up the shoulder area of the stalk, but you'll see what I mean later tonight when I post pics.
Jan 8, 2006, 10:37 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Here is my follow-up:
-The main gun frame has been cleaned up with spot putty. I am adding the rear nibs on the back of the receiver tonight, and test fitting the hammer and triggers. Once I get that bondo out I'll also clean up the reveiver area near it's hing point, then I will prime everything.
-I spent about 30 minutes routing and chiseling out the area for the stock bracket. It came out better than I thought it would. I am going to hold off cleaning it up until I get my final bracket (aluminum).
-I also took this time to cut and shape my handle. The overall countour isn't exact, but I think it'll work for now. I am going to get some new blades and see if I can take some time to give it the "grip" knurling.
More to come.
(P.S. anyone with extra gun greeblies please Pm me, I'll need the molex connecters, the stock greeblies, and the newly identified "hubs" for under the V-8 connecting rods.-THX)
Jan 8, 2006, 1:19 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Your work has always been fantastic bro. Keep it up!
Jan 17, 2006, 9:33 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Here are the current pics of my ever-long work in progress, sorry for the lack of forward momentum.
I have most of the shaping of the main gun finished. All that remains is to clean up the spot putty, mount the hammer, the trigger, give another good coat of PRYMER, then I am ready for paint...
Jan 18, 2006, 5:09 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
WOW thats just really really cool!! KEEP GOING!!!! looks fantastic!!!!!
Jan 18, 2006, 7:01 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Yep - very nice. great work.
I helped at SDCC '08
Jan 19, 2006, 1:12 PM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
Wow, great work. Yup, I'm officially jealous.
Jan 20, 2006, 1:09 AM - Re: PRYMER13's PVC EE-3
I would be interested in a run