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ANH - Han Solos Hero Blaster buildup

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: ANH - Han Solos Hero Blaster buildup Reply with quote

- from a MGC-Mauser, with real Hensoldt and the most accurate flash-hider next to a real MG81 one, metal grill, ....

Some of you may remember my "how to"-buildup with a Denix: http://www.therpf.com/f9/han-solo-esb-anh-all-metal-blasters-step-step-92790/

But 2 weeks ago i bought a MGC-Mauser in a nice condition, and that forced me to a decision what to do with it. I could have build a GK or a ROTJ from it - but as the ANH-Hero is my most prefered Solo-blaster, and as i will probably never get a deactivated real Mauser, so i decided to use it for a ANH-Hero.

This is the bought MGC:






At some points the MGC is much more detailed than the Denix.

The topside of the bolt is not only flat:




When the bolt is pulled back there is the feed mechanism, not only a deep hole:




The magazine bottom is detailed and can be opened:




It has the same safe mechanism and can be field stripped as a real one:






The grips (plastic as the Denix) and especially their bolts are more accurate as the Denix, but mine had very sharp edges - i had to sand them down for a comfortable feel. And their plastic looks even more plastic than the Denix ones, without any weathering.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The buildup itself is very easy, as i already had the needed parts,

I scrapped the already build Denix-ANH-Hero, and put the parts on the MGC:




The main difference in the way of the buildup is that i painted the bullbarrel/flash-hider adapter instead of blacken it with Birchwood Alu-black. This meets the MGC color better, but still isn´t perfect:




This is how it looks at the moment:






The remaining Denix will be transformed, and used for the buildup of a ANH-Greedo Killer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics i forgot to show here:

The bullbarrel got it´s typical chamfered end:


That´s the way it looked:


And the grill got some additional machining for better details:


The bullbarrel is atm on its way to his new owner in CA, i will rework this gun in a not to far future. :ohbaby
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call me crazy, but i decided to make a new bullbarrel for this gun, the "old" one went to Hirohawa (i hope it arrives soon and he likes it).

Reason for this decision were the tiny slits where the chamfered barrel mets the receiver, i wanted to try another approach on the problem, something i had seen on another build (thanks, Pat Smile ).

I turned the MGCs barrel down to the point where the bullbarrel of the original gun goes onto the receiver:






Man, i was pretty nervous when doing it. There was no really safe way to chuck it up with my equipment, and cheaply cast Zamak is not as sturdy as some other stuff. And having it rotating with over 1000 rpm a half meter from my head is nothing i likeed. :ohwell

Next step will be to turn a new barrel with a hole to go over the remaining original. With the new parallel and really round surface it should be a nice fit/adjustment. Then chamfering the edges on the mill, and turning a adapter from Delrin for the flashhider.

I hope it will look better then as before, otherwise i would have scrapped a pristine MGC. :duh
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

double

No idea why so much identical posts
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the new info we discovered in the thread, that was created after messing this one up :lol, i decided to overwork the barrel - once again. :rolleyes:D

I milled it




until the underside was the same height as the receiver




Then the barrel was put back in the lathe, to give it a 1° taper




Now it was possible to strip the gun again, at least after dissassembling the Flashhider.




Some pics with the new overworked barrel, from different views:












One step closer to a accurate replica. :happy
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