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ROTJ Recipe

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    I would be interested in a full kit as well. I don't think it would look right with the cooling fins molded in. IMO they need to be sharp and crisp, as this is what defines the ROTJ blaster. Did you use an o-ring for the mid chamber ring?

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Sidewinder said:
    I'm thinking of doing a casting of the whole lot as one piece, including the Webley bit seen in the pic. That way I could cast up just the finned/white bit or the whole lot depending on what people want/have already.

    There is a handy layout diagram of the rib position on the barrel that I used (Ta whoever). Except it shows the front scope block replacing a section of one rib, whereas I believe it should go between two ribs. The photos of a real prop back this up.

    Ribbed for your pleasure (Scope blocks not fixed in place.):
    :thumbup Your on to something now!

  3. #28

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Thanks PW.

    If I did do a mold of the barrel with fins, the castings would be exactly the same as the original - painted up you wouldn't see the difference between original and casting.

    The narrow ring is just a thin slice of the white pipe split and glued on place.

    SAS

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Stock greeblies for your perusal:

    SAS
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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Sidewinder said:
    Stock greeblies for your perusal:

    SAS
    I know the small right greeblie is from the Visible V8 model kit.

    Did you make the large left greeblie from scratch??

  6. #31

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    This is coming a long nicely!! Excellent work.

    Did you identify the source for large stock plate or did scratch build it?

    Keep it coming.

    Alan

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    The large one is a scratchbuild scaled from the small one and the pics of the prop shown.
    Should be pretty bang on size-wise.

    SAS

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Sidewinder said:
    The large one is a scratchbuild scaled from the small one and the pics of the prop shown.
    Should be pretty bang on size-wise.

    SAS
    Wow. I must say that is one of the nicest scratchbuilt large greeblies I have seen so far!

  9. #34

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Soon to be sinking into the RTV West 8)

    SAS

  10. #35

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Greebly ma stock up!

    SAS
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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Barrels of laughs:
    (2nd pic shows replication of detail)

    SAS
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails rotj-scratch-cast-jpg   rotj-muzzles-jpg  

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Man.. getting one of these is much more tempting now!

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    That is some beautiful casting, clean and crisp, very nice!! Are you pressure casting?

    Alan

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Nawp, so I do get some bubbles like on the top corners of some of the fins - but they're easy to fill. I always try to minimise them by mold design and 'squidging' the mold while the resin is liquid.

    SAS

    wizardofflight said:
    That is some beautiful casting, clean and crisp, very nice!! Are you pressure casting?

    Alan

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Man, so how much ?

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    How long is the blaster? Could you measure the entire length?

    Also, could you measure the section of the barrel that has the t-tracks?

    I'm curious to see if this is an accurate length.
    Last edited by Ripcode; Apr 28, 2006 at 1:54 PM.

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Real Scooby said:
    Man, so how much ?
    Man, this post keeps getting better and more interesting... Like RS said.."How much..." or more importantly when are you going to start selling?

  18. #43

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    The tube bit between where the webley ends and the fins start is approx 3", the finned bit is approx 8" and the total length is just under 30.5" I scaled it off a bigger version of the pic below.

    PM me for details etc.

    SAS

    Ripcode said:
    How long is the blaster? Could you measure the entire length?

    Also, could you measure the section of the barrel that has the t-tracks?

    I'm curious to see if the this an accurate length.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails small-rotj-jpg  
    Last edited by Sidewinder; Apr 28, 2006 at 2:45 PM.

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    Sidewinder said:
    the total length is just under 30.5"
    which is just about exactly the length of my sci-fire one. 2 people coming up with the same number definitely lends credibility to that number.

    hrm... i'll be back at the museum all weekend. i should bring a tape measure

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    tk7602 said:
    which is just about exactly the length of my sci-fire one. 2 people coming up with the same number definitely lends credibility to that number.

    hrm... i'll be back at the museum all weekend. i should bring a tape measure
    I'll go home and check.

    The bomb rack greeblie is a known part. Once you know the size of that, you can scale the correct length of the entire blaster. I'm pretty sure the Sci-Fire, which I also have, is too short.

    According to MR the length of the blaster is going to be 32 5/8 long.

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    It's not that its too short, its the carbine version.

    SAS

    Ripcode said:
    I'm pretty sure the Sci-Fire, which I also have, is too short.

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Ripcode said:
    According to MR the length of the blaster is going to be 32 5/8 long.
    interesting...

    i'll try to get a side by side shot of mine and the one in the case tomorrow. the scaling will be a bit off since it will be about 3" in front of the one in the case, but it should be easy enough to tell a difference of 2 inches at that distance.

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Here's a quick (& crapy) layover. The green is the original blaster, & the blue is a sci-fire blaster. The length seems to be a little short, & on the original it looks as if the stock has been trimed down a bit.

    Last edited by deadbolt; Jan 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM.

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    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    Sidewinder said:
    Barrels of laughs:
    (2nd pic shows replication of detail)

    SAS
    Most impressive!:thumbup Will the barrel slide over the Webley, I mean how is it connected?

  25. #50

    Re: ROTJ Recipe

    In that pic its all one piece, the webley bit and the barrel.

    SAS

    pennywise said:
    Most impressive!:thumbup Will the barrel slide over the Webley, I mean how is it connected?

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