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    May 12, 2010, 6:29 PM - Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #1

    Hi gang Trav here AKA (TK-3623)

    Been into scratch building for about 2 years now, Done some TK projects and stuff and thought I'd move onto a Jango Fett as out Garrison does not yet have one.

    I'm a Fitter and Machinist by trade, so I mainly work with metal. One great reason to tackle a JF!


    So here's what I have done so far on the build.


    Here is a site with some great pics of the Master Replicas Westers I've been using as reference along with the wonderful Templates supplied by Wizard of Flight (I love you)
    http://eyeofthecollector-starwars.bl...-blasters.html



    This was my first test piece for Item #1



    after I realized I could get the effect I needed I went ahead and remade it better

    Here is the item with the holes drilled only



    And then machined back to reveal the grooves



    The main shaft for Item #2



    and the slip ring I machined and marked out



    Grooves cut and filed, then polished





    Coming together




    Next I started working on the Barrel, I've since filed out the slots.

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    May 12, 2010, 6:29 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #2

    here's a shot of the grooves filed and finished, still need to file the other barrel



    I've cut out the grips using 25mm PVC. picked up an offcut from Trident plastics.



    I need to cut two grooves in both grips for the alloy trigger housing and the grip butt.





    and heres a couple shots showing it taqking some form ;D






    and next I'll start curving the grip
  3. May 12, 2010, 7:33 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #3

    Looking good! You've got some serious machining skills there. Keep up the thread for us.
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    May 13, 2010, 7:45 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #4

    Cheers mate!

    Question: What's the story with the different trigger guards on the MR westers? One has a ring and the other doesnt, a little confusing it is..
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    May 13, 2010, 8:13 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #5

    For spinning
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    May 19, 2010, 2:46 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #7

    awsome work
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    May 26, 2010, 7:44 AM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #8

    a few other things done now!

    cut out the triggers and managed to get one of them filed and fitted to the grip



    also got the triangle barrels cut out this arvo and managed to leave one at work



    and here's a couple shots of the final progress so far, again just the one blaster.





    and you can see the grips have now been shaped, must be over 6 hours of filing and sanding in those grips
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    May 26, 2010, 10:30 AM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #9

    wow man Awesme work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leo
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    May 26, 2010, 8:45 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #10

    cheers mate been having heeps of fun putting these together
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    May 28, 2010, 10:23 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #11

    lookin good!!!
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    May 30, 2010, 12:20 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #12

    I seriously wish I had access to machining tools (because I don't!). Excellent work, keep building!
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    May 30, 2010, 12:47 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #13

    OK, so how much did ILM pay when they commisioned you do do the ones for EPII?
    I only say that because of the serious talent you are showcasing here, you HAD to be the one who did the originals. :-)
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    Jul 6, 2010, 5:34 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #14

    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    Finally another update! Been busy on the blaster and lazy with the pics


    here are the parts for the base of the grip, made from 8mm & 10mm flat bar, I shaped the curved piece by grinding and filing down some 10mm bar.


    more than meets the eye



    Fixed the barrel parts together, holding nice and strong they is!



    This part is fixed to the grip and then the barrel slide into place, I still need to fix the barrel to this part.




    Picked up some really cheap brass thread bar to machine down into tube form for the internal brass barrel. Great score for 12 bucks!






    I still managed to forget to upload the pics of both the blasters ( will have then up by tonight (goddamnit forgot the best pic!)

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    Jul 7, 2010, 6:13 AM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #15

    And here they both are!

    Still have heeps of assembling to do, also picked up some spray putty today for the grips.



    'bout I also start looking into the correct shade of silver paint for said grips, anyone know what a close match is? light silver, gunmetal grey?

    Cheers!
    Trav
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    Jul 7, 2010, 5:19 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #16

    WOW!!! Those are lookin' AWESOME!
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    Jul 7, 2010, 5:31 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #17

    Yeah, this project is amazing! Great job bro!
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    Jul 7, 2010, 10:40 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #18

    That is awesome! Great work, and how cool will it be to say, "I made these"!
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    Jul 8, 2010, 9:30 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #19

    Cheers Lorenzo!

    Quote Dunesoldat said: View Post
    That is awesome! Great work, and how cool will it be to say, "I made these"!

    That's the fun part about this hobby, peoples faces when you tell them you built it!

    Here's my first build, E-11 100% scratch built. The scope, counter folding stock the works.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 12:43 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #20

    Quote Werstrooper said: View Post
    Cheers Lorenzo!




    That's the fun part about this hobby, peoples faces when you tell them you built it!

    Here's my first build, E-11 100% scratch built. The scope, counter folding stock the works.

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    Oh Man, this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have more pics (E-11) Bro?

    Leo
  21. Jul 9, 2010, 2:40 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #21

    Wow, Taking great shape must admit very good. You going to make a build of blasters in the future?

    E-11 looks impressive also. Is it got Electronics in?

    Would be great to have a Westar blaster with Electronics in also. Be authentic to the movie then.

    Awesome work!
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    Aug 3, 2010, 6:53 AM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #22

    3 coats of spray putty, a 1000 hours of sanding and the grips are finished




    managed to pick up some bolts that are pretty darn accurate

    fitted the parts for the base of the grips, this was a testing moment as there was only 1mm wall thickness after i tapped the thread. but in the end all was good! ;D








    and here is the machined bar ready for drilling and I bet you cant guess what it's going to be!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 7:45 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #23

    Absolutely gorgeous; you sir a master craftsman with the project.
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    Aug 4, 2010, 1:29 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #24

    You know everyone hates you right?! (just kidding)
    But there's a lot of green eyed monsters looking at moniters right now
  25. Aug 4, 2010, 2:05 PM - Re: Jango Fett Wester-34's Scratchbuild #25

    Nice to see a update on this. Look nice as ever.

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