ok ok - I know lots of people arguing and discussing abt this
thought proabably best to give it ago
so far, I have only seen pics of it simply painted up
now according to the threads here and on the RPF - the blaster is abt 3 inches shorter in the stock, 1 inch in the pistol area and 1 inch in the barrel
by simply replacing the stock with a movie accurate on, I think the whole size scale is put off, so I set abt modding the stock that was there.
bearing in mind I wanted to keep the greeb at the end of the stock - again its scaled to the toy rather than movie accurate.
planned cuts to preserve greebs and also to maximise contact between the new part and the original plastic
good old carboard, then I fibreglassed it in to maintain rigidity and add weight
bondo solves everything!
removed cap to save as orange tip for use during troops
filled holes and sealed vents on the barrel
mine ends up abt 2.5 inches shorter than the dimensions shown on tk409's site ie abt 10% shorter
my Hasbro Fett blaster measures abt 26.5 inches in length
quick paint of black (yes yes no weathering yet)
now, movie accurate it aint, but come on, if the Hasbro/Kenner E-11 is acceptable for trooping with all its flaws, I think this one should be too. Although at the end of the day, its gonna be your personal choice.
other things I thought about doing
- add some length to the barrel and re-arrange the t-tracks.
- streamline the top edge of the stock so it is less flare-y and narrowing like the pic of the movie blaster above