ANH Han Solo DL-44

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    ANH Han Solo DL-44

    I'm going for a simple ANH Han Solo for Halloween this year (my girlfriend is doing the slave leia thing) I got a cheap but decent costume from costume base. I really wanted to build an awesome blaster though. Something that I could display later. I bought a Denix mauser c96 and found a random kit on the rpf for a hero DL-44. So far the build has gone pretty well. Check it out:





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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Holy Cow! Nice work!!!

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    Thanks Booboo. All that's left is to paint it.

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Aye that is HOT, stikingly beautiful piece of work there.

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    Sweet! I am very jealous. I've been working on plans to turn an airsoft C96 into a "working" DL-44.

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    Great kit you've got there! Can you tell me who you got it from? I really need that scope mounting bracket and the muzzle hider.

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    Kibosh it was a random kit from some guy on the rpf. He wasn't the maker. You could try contacting Corellian Exports Corellian Exports - Since 1999 He normally has parts for blasters and such.

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Got it all painted up and weathered. I'm really pleased!
    Pre Weathering:

    Post Weathering:

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    NikNak_aka said: View Post
    Got it all painted up and weathered. I'm really pleased!
    Really nice work, Brother. Almost makes me wish I was into the good guy scene

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    very nice work

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    Very nice work. May I ask how you did you're weathering? It really sells it, and makes it look authentic.

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Hey Kibosh. All I did for the weathering was rub some coarse grit sand paper on some choice spots (while looking at ref photos) For the scope bracket I actually used an exato knife to scrape the paint away.

    For the paint itself I used a 2 stage process described to me by Superjedi. I used Duplicolor auto paint rattle cans. First I base coated the whole thing in universal gloss black. Once that dried I misted on Dark Metallic Blue till it looked right. I was going for a blued metal look (which couldn't have been done with real blueing because of the mix of materials.)

    I'm really pleased with the results. The Metallic blue really took down the luster of the gloss almost like a dullcoat.

    I'll post pics of the completed costume on Friday!

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Rob,
    That turned out killer!
    Is that some 'brass' I see on the ends of the scope? Nice touch!

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Yup. Before I painted the black on I airbrushed some floquil brass on the end cap pieces so when I weathered them some brass would pop through.

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    Interesting. So the parts you used are metal, and that's just the bear metal showing through where you scratched off the paint?

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    Most of the parts are metal yes. The parts there were plastic don't have much weathering on them

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    Re: ANH Han Solo DL-44

    X.X ew always disliked that gun and that blaster...good crftsmanship tho very convincincing...people could mistake it for being the prop used in the movie...

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    Excellent job. Good weathered pattern too. Pretty accurate. What's the next project?

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