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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2019, 04:55:41 PM »

Now I dive back into my Greeblie bucket and scrap parts. I dug up some PVC tubing, a couple of old plumbing fittings and a support from a old plastic shelf. Presto a drilled barrel housing and fittings. I forgot to take pictures during this step in the build but you can see it is pretty simple. The hardest part is mapping out and drilling the holes on the housing. Use many drill bits and slowly increase the size of the hole to avoid ripping the thin plastic of the shelf support.


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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2019, 05:17:52 PM »

[lots of pictures, with helpful text descriptions, NOT quoted to save space]

Wow.  This looks really good, and the along-the-way pictures and descriptions are really interesting, too.  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2019, 07:58:42 PM »

I didnít want to get too specific on in the individual step. But I wanted to walk people through what it takes to build a prop. And show them that itís not really difficult just time consuming.
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2019, 08:46:22 PM »

Definitely an interesting build to watch progress
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2019, 07:27:06 AM »

One of the things that accompanies the build process is change. Great ideas do not always make great additions to a prop. For example I had planned this great hand guard gleaming with greeblies and hardware. Unfortunately when I started making the piece it really did not over all esthetic of the prop. I ended up throwing it away and starting over.


 


I started out with rumminging through my greeblie bucket and made up a quick "sensor array". I painted and aged everything with the old tape method. While the paint still has not fully cured, but is dry to the touch, wrap masking or painters tape around the area to be aged and press firmly then pull it off quickly. The object is to rip off portions of the paint in a irregular fashion.














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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2019, 11:58:22 AM »

Nice project to follow! Love the pictures of the entire process.
Thanks for the tip of the weathering, will try to remember that one.
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2019, 05:07:53 AM »

When it came to the stock I debated between wood and sintra. I decided to go with sintra since I could give it more fine detail. I made the rough shape of the box with baffling inside to give it strength while keeping the weight down. I did not get a lot of pictures during this part of the build but it took me approx 10 hours to get it made and sanded/bondo.





A few greeblies and some paint and I am a happy builder.





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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2019, 05:20:02 AM »

Even at this late stage of the build I decided to make changes. I did not like the pistol barrel and decided to completely change it.

In the long run I am very happy with the final product. It is fully modular and very light weight, which is a major factor when trooping. I hope everyone has enjoyed this journey and either gets inspired to make something or at least is not afraid to step out and give it a shot.


 














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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2019, 02:47:25 PM »

Dry erase markers would also help to temporarily dissolve paint where you could wipe it before the alcohol in the markered area dries. It's also useful to fill in areas you can't mask off with tape that you don't want paint in, because it won't adhere to metals and plastics like a sharpie or permanent marker does.

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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2019, 03:53:08 PM »

Nice tip there, Iíll have to give that a shot.
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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2019, 09:09:26 PM »

Liking what you have here.
Keep up the excellent work
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2019, 02:05:35 AM »

Beautiful work, love the ability of switching barrels.
Have to look up what sintra is. (First three seconds google translate didn't help)
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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2019, 05:04:07 PM »

Beautiful work, love the ability of switching barrels.
Have to look up what sintra is. (First three seconds google translate didn't help)

Itís also called expanded pvc board
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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2019, 06:45:09 AM »

Itís also called expanded pvc board

Thanks, I also had to look that one up, don't know if the hardwarestore here in the Netherlands has this. But I'm for sure going to look. Looks like an interesting material to work with.
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2019, 06:38:25 PM »

Thanks, I also had to look that one up, don't know if the hardwarestore here in the Netherlands has this. But I'm for sure going to look. Looks like an interesting material to work with.


It's a type of rigid expanded closed cell foam board. Cosplayers use it alot in making props, armor, etc. but it's also used in commercial uses for signage, wall board, etc. It can be easily cut with a knife, hand sanded, or with a dremel.
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