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  1. Member Since
    Jul 2015
    Jul 13, 2015, 5:43 PM - New member first project blaster #1

    Hey guys. While waiting for my armor to be made (doing mando non film character) I figured I'd surf ebay for vintage "space guns" since I dont want to follow any know character exact. What I found that I liked was a marx brand "burp gun" most of em were out of my range or in good working shape so I didn't want to ruin em. but I found one that was broken internally (who cares it's not gonna be a friction spark gun anymore anyhow) that no one had bid on. I won it for $0.99 and $12.99 shipping when good ones go for 75ish. vintage space guns are a big thing currently.

    8) I need advice on where I should go with it. I want to black the stock and go silver on the body with black distressing and some blaster burns. this is the first time I've done this so technique tips for the distressing would be nice.

    mainly I'm curious what others would do with the insides. I would of course love to run a sound board and lights etc but how costly is that typically? What are your opinions on cutting down or off that extended barrel section? I keep thinking of making window through the stock to modernise it too. opinions?

    without further adu. the gun

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  3. Member Since
    Jul 2015
    Jul 14, 2015, 5:26 PM - Re: New member first project blaster #2

    50 views and no replies? Are we only supposed to post SW movie props? I know many mandos use non film blasters.Just want to make sure i'm not breaking any rules.
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    Apr 2009
    Jul 14, 2015, 5:51 PM - Re: New member first project blaster #3

    I dunno about you, but I'd cut off the foregrip. Doesn't really scream mando or sci-fi to me.
  5. Member Since
    Jul 2015
    Jul 14, 2015, 7:07 PM - Re: New member first project blaster #4

    I like having something there to hold but I may sculpt over it.The shape strikes me as wrong as well though. Too 1950s.

    I may add on and sculpt it into one piece with the drum behind it so its just a thumb hole style grip
  6. Member Since
    Aug 2015
    Aug 11, 2015, 11:42 AM - Re: New member first project blaster #5

    How about sanding the wood then staining it a darker colour , adding a metal edging to both the stock and hand grip, mounting a sight on the top with a strap. For the strap check out army surplus plus some sort of laser range finder on the side. As for sound how about an iPod rigged to a speaker inside the rifle like the 501st guys.

    Am am still building my own distressing skills so will leave that to someone with a bit more experience but don't over do it or will start to look tacky. Although large gouges in the stock might look good.
  7. MLS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2014
    Aug 11, 2015, 11:50 AM - Re: New member first project blaster #6

    My advice to is add pieces to it. The original EE-3 being a WWI flare gun had a bunch of pieces added to it. IMO, the foregrip is fine as long as it works with what you're doing. For instance, if youre planning on a sniper kit, take it out. Carbine style blaster- leave it.
    First, add your greeblie pieces. For a novice distressing his first blaster, keep it simple. Give it a light sand up and shoot it with black primer. Get yourself some brown craft acrylic paint and smear it all over the gun, then wipe away as much as you can. That will give it a dirt buildup look. After that, get some silver rub n buff and lightly rub the edges where the gun would have been rubbed, bumped, scraped, or dropped over time.

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