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ROTJ - Han Solos DL-44 Blaster

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject: ROTJ - Han Solos DL-44 Blaster Reply with quote

This build started some time ago, when it happened that I´ve got some parts for the ROTJ in my hands:




They had some issues:

Here the alignment wasn´t perfect, but a easy fix - i just milled it down a little bit



The hole was way to big for the scope-tip



So i made a small adapter piece



Faced the front on the lathe to get it level, and pressed the tip in the now matching hole



Made a new ring for the tip



Then i took a piece of tube



Machined it


to fit a found scopebell



After that work i ended with this


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got another MGC-Mauser, which i want to use on this build.


The bump-on you can see on the gun is a real old one i found in one of my part boxes.


Pistons were made on the lathe in Delrin (just like the originals)



And in Alu


And while the Delrin version is more accurate, i decided to go for Alu on my own gun.


I drilled and tapped the scopemount, assembled it. Then the pistons were placed with double sided tape, to be able to drill the holes for the rivets in the gun without any movement.







And thats the way it looks then:






Next step will be the milling of the side greeblies (no added parts on the ROTJ guns).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some time today, so ....... here we go again. Very Happy

I started turning the back of the flashhider on the lathe, then it went over to the mill. And with the help of a rotary table first the "cubes" were milled, and after that the slots have been cut - very time consuming when done by "hand", but a easy job with cnc (one of the moments i wish i had cnc).

Then drilling and tapping, for the bolt.



This is the rotary table, it enables to turn a chucked piece to specified degrees without unchucking and to adjust it again. Just turn it´s handwheel to rotate the workpiece, a really nice tool.




After that was done, the part went back on the lathe. The formerly drilled rear hole was now turned to the exact needed diameter.




The next step was putting the now done back-end in the lathe chuck, to turn the muzzles cone and the inner cutout.




This is the finished flashhider





OK, yeah, it could need a last cleaning, maybe some beadblasting to achieve a matte finish .......?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DU BIST EINFACH NUR WAHNSINNIG !

Im positiven Sinne....

Auch wenn deine Detailgenauigkeit nix für mich ist, ich bewundere deine Arbeit und freue mich über jeden deiner Beiträge!

(You´re crazy!
In a positive way...
Even if your sticking to details is not my way I really admire your work and enjoy reading your posts!)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As per usual... simply amazing work.

It reminds me how having the right tools for the job makes things like that possible.

How much did your lathe cost by the way?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dankeschön. Very Happy

Sowas hört man doch gerne, zu lesen das es den anderen Freude macht reinzuschauen.


Thanks a lot,

always a pleasure to notice that others have fun looking at it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoloYT1300 wrote:
As per usual... simply amazing work.

It reminds me how having the right tools for the job makes things like that possible.

How much did your lathe cost by the way?


Thanks. Wink

My lathe is one of the brands that sell the chinese Bench-lathes, better known in the US as "mini-lathe" or "7x12" - i believe they are cheaper on your side of the pond. http://www.mini-lathe.com/Default.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flashhider assembled with the gun






And a kind of "beauty shot"




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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't just make a blaster.
You make a damn fine blaster!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twitch wrote:
You don't just make a blaster.
You make a damn fine blaster!



Thanks. Very Happy

I´m trying my level best.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ja, perfekte Arbeit, wie von dir gewohnt!

Frage: Ich habe da so eine Idee im Kopf - einen DL-44 mit verkürztem Lauf aber originalem Flashhider, evtl ohne Scope. Soll so eine Schmugglerwaffe zum "verdeckten" Tragen in einem Brustholster werden.
Könntest du mit deinen Teilen sowas mal "darstellen", also nur auflegen o.ä., um einen Eindruck von der Optik zu kriegen?

Perfect work, as known from you already!

Question: .....Wait until you (hopefully) can see what I asked Lichtbringer to do...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okami Dai wrote:
Ja, perfekte Arbeit, wie von dir gewohnt!
Perfect work, as known from you already!


Thanks. Very Happy


Okami Dai wrote:
Question: .....Wait until you (hopefully) can see what I asked Lichtbringer to do...


I made a new/own thread for it:

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=435472#435472

I hope it´s what you meant?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally i found some time to sort out the measurement of the milled details for this version, this enabled me to mill them yesterday (after that i used Birchwood Alu Black to darken the milled places)



and then starting assembling of the already made parts.


Not that bad looking, i think. Very Happy







But today the real fun started - to paint the remaining parts, for the final assembly. Cool

first touching up the alu pop-rivets




Then painting the whole scope, and the grips - in 2 different blacks. And after assembling i got this .......

Ladies and Gentlemen, i proudly present .... the "King of Blasters":




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