ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

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    ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    A few weeks ago I started a blaster but I didn't have a camera till now.
    This is the first time I've ever tackled a project like this but I'm having the
    time of my life. I'm an Industrial Design Student at Humber College in
    Toronto, Ontario, so I have a whole work shop at my disposal.

    So far i've only used...

    - MDF (1/8", 1/4" and 1/2")
    - Renboard ( I think... i found it in the scrap bin)
    - Wood Glue
    - Band Saw
    - Drill Press
    - Various Sanders ( Belt, Disc etc...)
    - Webley Templates

    For the stock, I laminated several thick pieces of MDF together, cut the
    shape on the band saw and just started filing away at the wood. I've got
    the general shape for most parts now. Only another sitting and it should
    be finished.



    The bracket and gun handle where also laminated MDF cut to shape.




    Tonight I started the part that resembles a revolver on the Webley.
    I used a piece of scrap renboard, lay-ed out the design using tracing
    paper and templates and began to crave it out. If you haven't worked
    with this before, it models like a dream. I used the band saw to cut the
    shape, sanders to get the radius and square shapes, a drill press for
    where the piece mounts to the handle and then a Milling Machine for the
    slot through the middle.







    It's not finished but im fairly happy with the way it came out. The material
    has a Machined look to it. You can get great detail with the renboard.


    ...I work on this every day... so there will be updates soon.

    how's it lookin?
    Last edited by no good to me dead; Oct 11, 2008 at 4:06 PM.

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    suspect86's Avatar
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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Super dope!
    Makes me want to do a scratch-build.

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    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
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    Off to a great start bruv... as me and wood 'do NOT' get on
    I'll look forward to your progress

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Nice job, looking good. How heavy is it?

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    VERY NICE!!!! SO YOUR WHOLE BLASTER IS GOING TO BE MADE OUT OF WOOD? THIS IS GOING TO BE SWEET!:thumbup

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    the stock has some good weight to it but I like that...
    it makes it feel like it's real.

    I plan on turning the nozzel out of some type of metal as well.
    Last edited by no good to me dead; Oct 9, 2008 at 9:06 AM.

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    Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Well done!! Great start dude. I've been toying with different ideas for making my own blaster so I'll be watching this one!

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    woo hoo another scratch built lovin it bro

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    I'm having some trouble with this part of the gun


    "thank you Boba Swede"

    I'm trying to use a milling machine but I need a detailed view of this part.
    can anyone help me out?

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Awesome start! What is this renboard stuff? I've never heard of it. It looks like it might be fun to work with.

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Hey everyone... so school had the best of me this week but I've solved some problems I've been having with various parts.

    - I figured out how to simplify the hammer insert and it will be installed soon.
    - I found material for my barrel; I'm gonan use a 2" tail pipe with ABS pipe overtop for
    the collars and then i'll turn the nozzle on a lathe

    Now I just either need to find a cheap scope... or I'll make that too.

    pictures soon

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    Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Sounds good, looking forward to those pics my friend.

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Man I do love scratch builds Cool!!

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    updates tonight!

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Hey again.

    I tackled a bunch of stuff tonight...
    if you haven't already, check out my scratch helmet in progress.

    http://http://www.thedentedhelmet.co...ad.php?t=28592

    So i finally worked out the hammer connection insert ( i don't know what to call it). It's not perfect yet... but nothing a little sand paper wont fix.



    also the whole it slides into



    and it looks like this...






    and... a taste of things to come...




    thanks for checking it out everyone.

    jamie

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    Very nice!

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    Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Amazing! This is blowing me away with each set of new pics. Well done!

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    Nice,
    But I'd swap out the 'horseshoe" Bracket to a metal one... that will snap for sure.

    Have you thought of plywood for that section?

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    I haven't... but now i am haha
    yeah i'll see what i can make up

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    wow!

    i want a milling machine! that and a lathe are the 2 missing bits in my workshop.

    but first things first... a new roof on the workshop so it doesn't rain in there, new doors so you can't get in with a good kick, THEN more tools!

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    Re: ROTJ Scratch Built Blaster

    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    Awesome start! What is this renboard stuff? I've never heard of it. It looks like it might be fun to work with.

    I'm also wondering what renboard is?

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