Yet another quick project in the middle of large scale panzers. My son and I have been following the Star Wars epic and I’ve always wanted an Mr replica Han Solo blaster, but as these are always expensive and a tad illegal I decided to find a cheap plastic toy version that is okay enough to go to town on. One of the current cheapies the Solo movie toy is based on comes in different colours, mine being the one licensed to Rubies (I think that is the name). I thought it was coming from somewhere in AU, but came from their stocks in Europe.
The size is about right, the sight is attached to the top of the barrel and loading mechanism, but it’s roughly the right size and the flash guard is good, as are the top pieces of the sight clamp. Anyway it’s not that close once made over, but still looks the part.
Here’s how it started.
Sorry, the photos are all sideways, but they are loading without timing out and at a good speed. It’s working Gary, whatever you’re doing.
Some details. It needed a new barrel so I used a plastic one from a sink plunger. I kept the rear of the sight, but created a new forward section with tubing from an old toy. There are various bits of old bits of duplo, pen caps, the top of a Heng Long Tiger 1 muffler and the like. I even cut up an old steel ruler for the range finder on the top of the cocking mechanism.
It would be fun to get a Denex replica and the conversion kit to go with it to
make a metal replica (this on is very light), but this one will do fine.
Now back to Pz iv and Panther crew compartment internals.
Yeah 3D printing is the way to go, I printed up an original style Boba Fett blaster complete with the speargun logo that was on the orignal (which was originally a modified speargun).
I printed it off for some guy in Auckland who collects props and he never got back to me, so it's still sat around not sure what to do with it..
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'