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(Studio Creations)   Get out of mom's basement for a while: How to build a full-metal blaster rifle replica as seen in the Star Wars movies   (studiocreations.com) divider line 58
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2006-11-06 01:22:55 PM  
Just buy one from Master Replicas, cheaper and faster, and nicer looking.
 
2006-11-06 02:56:28 PM  
Why not just build yourself a Sten gun? You're halfway there as it is.
 
2006-11-06 03:07:50 PM  
Farked? That was quick.
 
2006-11-06 03:08:08 PM  
Feh. Call me when they post plans for a working model.
 
2006-11-06 03:09:54 PM  
Thanks for the GIF's.
 
2006-11-06 03:10:20 PM  
I'm not the coolest, edgiest girl in the world but damn that's some tragic sh*t.
 
2006-11-06 03:10:46 PM  
why not not do it at all... dorkz.
 
2006-11-06 03:11:20 PM  
All that money and effort and the dang thing doesn't even blast?

img230.imageshack.us
 
2006-11-06 03:11:23 PM  
my homemade lightsaber hilt is better...


/yes, really
 
2006-11-06 03:12:19 PM  
The word 'replica' is being tossed around lightly in this case.
 
2006-11-06 03:13:18 PM  
But can it make toast?
 
2006-11-06 03:13:45 PM  
Looks more like the SMG to me. The Sten gun looks like what Murdoch and Mr T whumped up while trapped in yet another garden shed with an assortment of blowtorches, hammers and a Ford.
 
2006-11-06 03:14:56 PM  
And this kids is what we call "taking things a step to far".
 
2006-11-06 03:16:59 PM  
isn't this the sort of thing that's likely to keep you IN you're mother's basement rather than get you OUT?
 
2006-11-06 03:17:36 PM  
Stormtrooper Marksman Academy, here I come!
 
2006-11-06 03:21:05 PM  
Dogwood

I put you in my speed dial. Expect a call.
 
2006-11-06 03:26:27 PM  
When I served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery command post technician I carried the Sterling SMG. I prefered the FN-C1/A1 rifle though. Saddly no room for it in the mobile command post.
 
2006-11-06 03:26:31 PM  
It needs some mill work so the plumbing parts don't look like plumbing parts.
 
2006-11-06 03:26:44 PM  
Looks cool. I have no clue why anyone would do this but hey, it takes all kinds of crazy to make the world go 'round.
 
2006-11-06 03:30:04 PM  
Why not just build yourself a Sten gun? You're halfway there as it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_submachine_gun
 
2006-11-06 03:31:50 PM  
Out of the basement? These kinds of geeky hobbies are what keep you IN mom's basement, Stubby.
 
2006-11-06 03:32:24 PM  
st_gulik: Just buy one from Master Replicas, cheaper and faster, and nicer looking.

Argh. .I was hoping for a decent Qualta Blade.
 
2006-11-06 03:34:50 PM  
FYI the "wire guide plate" shown on the materials list is a Neutral Bus Bar from a panelboard. Yer typical big box home center should have these by the electrical circuit breakers.
 
2006-11-06 03:35:54 PM  
LGeezer:
Looks more like the SMG to me. The Sten gun looks like what Murdoch and Mr T whumped up while trapped in yet another garden shed with an assortment of blowtorches, hammers and a Ford.

Yep, the original was made from SMG's. Looked fantastic in the movies too IMO - like a real, mass-produced and functional weapon.

I guess making props at home is a harmless hobby all you nerd-bashers are just hatin'. Not every leisure activity has to be aimed at "getting chicks".
 
kin
2006-11-06 03:40:31 PM  
It looks like the random bits and pieces it was made out of, rather than a replica.
 
2006-11-06 03:41:03 PM  
I need an Imperial Mars-Pattern Lasgun.

Links, please.
 
2006-11-06 03:41:04 PM  
GET
 
2006-11-06 03:41:41 PM  
LIFE
 
2006-11-06 03:41:58 PM  
But does it run Linux?
 
2006-11-06 03:43:52 PM  
Bah, just buy some PVC parts and build a potato cannon. Now that is some good times.
 
2006-11-06 03:44:25 PM  
1) Gather the letters you'll need: E, F, I, L.

2) Begin by laying down the letter 'L' as a base.

3) Carefully apply the letter 'I' directly following the base 'L' and slightly to the right.

4) Repeat with the 'F' and the 'E' in that sequence.
 
2006-11-06 03:47:49 PM  
st_gulik: Just buy one from Master Replicas, cheaper and faster, and nicer looking.

They don't have the full-size stormtrooper blaster at MR, but judging by the $579 Boba Fett blaster, I seriously doubt anything they would have would be cheaper than what was made in the article.

That said, in comparison with some of their other projects, this thing looked really cheap and pretty crappy in the final pictures.
 
2006-11-06 03:48:06 PM  
When I served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery command post technician I carried the Sterling SMG. I prefered the FN-C1/A1 rifle though.

Canada has a military? I thought that was made up, for the South Park movie.
 
2006-11-06 03:50:22 PM  
I like this site but never got around to making anything yet:

http://www.tk409.com/

Great do-it-yourself star wars props.
 
2006-11-06 03:51:01 PM  
What the heck is a "Stormtroper"?
 
2006-11-06 03:51:32 PM  
One word:

Princess Pat.
 
2006-11-06 03:51:54 PM  
Geek-a-palooza!!!
 
2006-11-06 03:52:08 PM  
"One word:

Princess Pat."

Ow. Need coffee.
 
2006-11-06 03:56:28 PM  
I've wanted one of these for years.

Park Sabers (pops)
 
2006-11-06 04:04:59 PM  
2006-11-06 03:56:28 PMazazyel

I've wanted one of these for years.

Park Sabers (pops)


Jeff Parks rocks! I have three of his sabers in my collection. The pictures do not do them justice.
 
2006-11-06 04:05:31 PM  
Submitter.. FU! My mom doesn't have a basement.
 
2006-11-06 04:19:17 PM  
How much are they PatGund?
 
2006-11-06 04:21:35 PM  
dadio86: I agree, it's a fun boardgame, but I prefer Settlers of Catan.

I need an Imperial Mars-Pattern Lasgun.

Links, please.


I have one actually:
content.imagesocket.com
 
2006-11-06 04:24:19 PM  
Ah-hahaha! What losers! I mean, using a platic gun for sizing!!! Everybody knows that teh sizing on those guns are off by a mile, due to the casting and production process - IF they actually used a set-used model to begin with! If I...
I... Um... uh... What nerds!!
 
2006-11-06 04:54:09 PM  
Why has nobody even bothered to mention that the blaster rifles were nothing but modified (or un) MG-42 machine guns? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_rifle

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/MG42-Display.jpg
 
2006-11-06 05:11:21 PM  
Ok, I might be taking this too far, but what if someone were to create a lifesized blaster, (such as the one in question, but at least make it look a little better...) and was to add a a Wicked Lasers Laser pointer? Like one of the intensely powerful ones of course... The thing would actually be able to do something useful, eg, popping ballons, lighting cigs, burning plastics... I know, too far. But neat no? I want to actually bring this to fruition, assuming no one else has done it yet. Any other ideas before I go ahead with this?
 
2006-11-06 05:12:52 PM  
Did anybody else get a chuckle when looking at the 'materials needed' list?
 
2006-11-06 05:16:32 PM  
You mean by the fact that it includes buyng a blaster?
 
2006-11-06 05:24:27 PM  
"How do you kill that which has no life?"
 
2006-11-06 05:25:55 PM  
It's not "full metal," if the handle is made of wood....
 
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