ELG-3A Blaster Pistol Mystery

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes' started by PD14, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    Hello! I've been working on my Phase 1 clone trooper helmet and I'm about half way there in completing it. So I was thinking about the next prop build I should do, and I thought about doing Padme's Naboo ELG-3A blaster pistol. Me and my uncle have been talking and looked at a reference picture and he said that the barrel of the blaster looks like a barrel of a gas lighter. But the problem is I can't find the list of materials that they used in the movie to make it. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of what materials they used in ep1?

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  2. MandaloreBleah

    MandaloreBleah New Member

    Wow never have I realised that the barrel could have came from a gas lighter
  3. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    It does look like a butane lighter tube and tip...Interesting stuff !!
  4. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    Is there any pic you guys can show me? Like can help me find the right one? I would like to make a replica one day.
  5. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Ask the folks on the Replica Props forum, therpf.com. They specialize in all the other SW costume stuff, I'm sure it's been discussed on there before.
  6. Archangel67

    Archangel67 Jr Member

  7. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

  8. Fett 4 Real

    Fett 4 Real Community Staff

    Looks like a lighter on the tip, might be the right direction.
  9. Viper

    Viper Member

    PD14 Look at vintage Match O Matic Pistol Butane Lighters.
    I swear I saw a different vintage pistol lighter that was gold in color that had pretty much the exact wood handle on this blaster. Trying to see if I can find it.
  10. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    I did check but the tip looks a little different very close tho, A step in the right direction. Vintage-Match-O-Matic-Pistol-Gun-Shaped-Butane-_1.jpg
  11. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    But i did see on that lighter, a stand that looks pretty darn close to the wooden handle.
  12. Viper

    Viper Member

    If you look closely, the diagonal stand piece is very similar to the handle of the blaster PD14
  13. PD14

    PD14 Jr Member

    Yes your right.

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