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  1. kingcamero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2010
    Dec 1, 2010, 12:17 PM - Blaster Build #1

    Hey this is my first build thread so please excuse the bad pictures, but non-the-less here is my first Si-Fi Blaster.

    I found this broken water gun at a thrift store

    I started by unscrewing the gun so I can reach inside it and take out the non-functioning water pump and tubes. I also removed the water bottle, the little green ball in the center and the purple pump guard and water squirt guard, but I'll use the purple gaurds later.

    I wanted something that kind of looked like the clone trooper blaster so I took off the two mounts for the bottle and water squirt thing leaving the main bulk of the gun.

    Lucky for me the pump guard fit perfectly inside the other purple guard, so I glued them together to making the new business end of the gun.

    Well now I have two ugly gaps in the top of where the mounts used to be. So I sanded them smooth and even and filled them with foam and let that set. Then I shaved the foam off so it was just a little below flush.

    The foam was just to fill the gaps, so in order to paint it I had to cover these foam spots in Vinyl Spackling. And then sanded it down till it was flush with the area around it.
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    While I still had the spackling out I filled in all the holes for access to the screws on the other side.

    Once all that set, I could finally start painting it. I did lack of primer so just went straight for the silver.

    To complete it I weathered it a little with a scratch here and there and a light coat of flat black in some spots. For a little personal added coolness I put friction tape in a existing pattern on the handle.

    Thanks for reading, and please tell me how I did on the Blaster, and the post.
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  3. Hasid's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Dec 3, 2010, 2:32 AM - Re: Blaster Build #2

    Not bad.
  4. Array's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Dec 7, 2010, 12:00 AM - Re: Blaster Build #3

    Not bad at all
  5. kingcamero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2010
    Dec 12, 2010, 6:23 PM - Re: Blaster Build #4

    Thanks a lot guys! It means a lot to me, that my first posted build thread didn't turn out to bad.
  6. Muad Dib's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    Dec 12, 2010, 7:00 PM - Re: Blaster Build #5

    Looks like a pretty decent sidearm to me.
    It might not look so bad with a slightly shortened scope, like Fett's damaged ROTJ one, on top either.
  7. kingcamero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2010
    Dec 15, 2010, 5:34 PM - Re: Blaster Build #6

    Thank you Muad'Dib. I actually stopped the build for a day because I couldn't decide if I wanted to leave that part on top. I decided not to have it for three main reasons.
    One: I wanted some gun that vaguely resembled the clones DC-15 blaster.
    Two: I want to try to make my own holster for it so having the less stuff sticking out that isn't necessary the easier it will be to make the holster.
    Three: Leaving it on as a short scope I thought it would look to reminiscent of the water gun I used to make it.
    Thanks for your thoughts though.

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