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ANH - Han Solos Greedo Killer

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: ANH - Han Solos Greedo Killer Reply with quote

As a explanation - this is my old build thread from the RPF. I copied and pasted it to make it easier available for anyone here.

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To be honest - the GK is not my most prefered version of the DL-44 Blaster. But as it is part of the history of Solo´s Blasters, i need to have one. Wink

As mentioned in my ANH-Hero thread http://www.therpf.com/f9/anh-hero-buildup-mgc-real-hensoldt-104056/ , i have now a leftover Denix - and decided to use it for this build.

Formerly it was the ANH-Blaster from my other buildup thread:
http://www.therpf.com/f9/han-solo-esb-anh-all-metal-blasters-step-step-92790/



Since some weeks i´m collecting the parts that are needed for this version.

I got this superb cast scope from Tony´s (Adamata) last run:





Then i scored these scoperings with the searching help of Marcus (Kurtyboy):






And one week ago this baby arrived from out member thawn_es:






I already had made the discs on my lathe:




On the pic they are blackend with Birchwood Aluminium Black, that gives them a interesting nice vintage look:








But when finished they will be painted black, of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two days ago, after finishing the Hero with the MGC-Mauser, i started the work on the GK with the now leftover Denix body.

First i made the bar:




Then i took the Denix, and marked the needed holes according to the bar.
A center drill was inserted in the drill-press:




And it was used to drill the feed holes:




Next the holes were drilled to the core diameter for tapping.



Ignore the bigger holes - they are from the former buildup as a ANH-Hero. And they will be completly covered when the new scopemount is assembled. The one on the front will be used for fastening, too - it just needs a big shim and a nut inside the magazine.


Next step is tapping the holes:




Followed with marking and drilling the flat alu-sheet piece:




Checking the fit:




I think i can give it a go:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marking the cutout, and drilling it´s edge with many small holes - not to far from the edge to keep the amount of filing low, but not to close to ensure a wandering drill does not hurt the outline:




Break/saw the cut part out:




And file it in shape:




Then the L-profile was cut, drilled and bolted on the lower part:




Again the shape was marked:



The process of drilling many small holes got a variation on this part. I placed 3 big holes in the corners, and then the small ones between them - that makes it easier to get the wanted smooth curve.


Painted and test-mounted:



It would have been easier to have the parts machined, but a to perfect shape looks wrong in my eyes - they slapped the parts together in a hurry, a slighly uneven finish matches better. That´s why i did them from hand, with a halfround file.


Arranged with the goodies:



The grill is a resin one from Vince/Corellian Exports - sooner or later it will be replaced with a milled metal one.


Next i need to do is filling, sanding, painting the scope. And turning a adapter for the flash-hider on the lathe.



And i would appreciate every help i can get to find out which rail was/can be used to mount the scope-rings.

Anyone a idea where to find a real scope?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today i had some time to work on it, so i started on the adapter for the Flash-Hider:




The bigger side slips inside the M9:




And the end with the smaller diameter sticks through and simulates the Mauser barrel:




Next it got a 5mm feed hole:




In the frontpart i will keep the 5mm dia, as it looks better for a blaster than the big opening of a real Mauser:




I drilled the back with a 10mm drill, and turned it to the needed inner diameter:




Sawing the back crosswise:




I did this cause i don´t wanted to glue it on the Denix - maybe i decide one day to swap the build to a MGC. With the slots i can use the original fastening mechanism of the flash-hider (and release it again if needed):




Testing the fit of the adapter:




Preparing the surface:



Always know what you do - getting in the chuck with your fingers/hand when it turns is not funny. Be carefull.


It got some black paint:




Placed in the flash-hider:




And mounted on the Denix:




And a view from the front:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Additional, as you can see on the last pic in the above post, i mounted the grill. It is glued with 5 minutes epoxy, i hope it will stay in place.

Not to forget at a GK: Drilling a tiny hole and screw a M2 bolt in it:




Painting the bolt black, too ..... and turn it in the hole:




That´s it´s status atm:




I started preparing the scope a little bit, too - but before i could take some pics the batteries of my cam gave up. Need to be recharged now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the scope today - filling, sanding, silver paint, black paint, then weathering to get a slight wear:




I´m not so good at waiting Wink, so i grabbed a piece of alu-profile, sawed and filed it into the rough shape:




Sawed and filed the 2 needed slots, and drilled and tapered 2 holes:




With this provisoric rail i was able to mount the scope today Very Happy :






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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started the weathering with some scratches and general wear:




Compared to the other variants this model is a really big whopper :ohbaby - i completly understand why Solo changed it to his ESB variant, that is much more comfortable to handle in daily use. :cool


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