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Re: E-11 Blaster

Alun » Sep 29 '15
So while we were on holiday in Florida there was a lot of Star Wars stuff available in the shops.  At Hollywood Studios we visited the Tatooine Traders and they had Stormtrooper blasters, Han`s blaster, Chewie`s bowcaster and Boba Fett`s gun.  Although tempted to get all 4 we settled on just Han`s blaster and the Stormtroopers blaster.


On our return I discovered that the Stormtroopers gun was a very new release and not the old Hasbro one, which is what I had assumed.  It had come out literally about a month before we went and is currently only available in the parks.  


I decided that I`m going to make this a bit more accurate and going to be working on it sporadically.  I suspect it will become part of Rosemary`s costume for next years Star Wars weekend at Leicester. 


For Han`s blaster I`m just going to do a simple repaint and stick with what`s there but going a bit further with the E-11. I`ll post about that one separately once I make a start on it.


So here`s what it looks like at the moment:






It`s apparently a bit more accurate than the Hasbro one but still isn`t quite right.


Obvious thing is that it`s the wrong colour. This is something to do with the rules on toy guns not looking real and being brightly coloured.  Potentially I could do a simple repaint but want to go a bit further really.


So again a bit of research brought up a resin add on kit from a bizarrely named company called Doopy Doo (who sell resin Star Wars and Care Bears, go figure).  The casting is of moderate quality with airbubbles and a load of fluffy bits of resin. Must be used to the higher quality resin kits now as this is going to take some cleaning up.  But probably at the price they charge for a significant number of parts it`s appropriate.




Suspect that I wont need all the parts.  Also as it`s based on the Hasbro toy and not this new one there is the potential that some wont fit in the same way. 


Someone is doing a great job of doing an accurate version based on this toy which found here: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30848-howto-mod-the-new-disney-e-11/


Wont probably go that far but it`s a really helpful starting point and also great to see how someone more expert at this than me has gone about it.


Finally for this update here is a video of the two setting (kill and stun).



More to come in due course.

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Re: E-11 Blaster

Mark » Sep 29 '15
I have the original toy Stormtrooper Blaster from the early 80s (it still works and has a functional stock at the front), but this is not a bad starting point. Next time you`re down you`ll have to have to have a play, er research.
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Re: E-11 Blaster

Gareth James » Oct 6 '15
Looks an interesting project Alun- I bought a 1.18 Plymouth Fury while over there. Painted the roof white and added the correct numberplates and changed it to the `Christine` movie version.


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Re: E-11 Blaster

Eric Moore » Oct 6 '15

Ah, that takes me back - got me the same blaster cheap from Toys R Us when i needed one for my Sandtrooper outfit, and used the same Doop Doo`s add-on kit too.

Works really well on it, and lloks the biz when done.

Funnily enough, i`m just about to buy another one of the blasters, but this time to turn into something completely different.

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Re: E-11 Blaster

Alun » Nov 18 '15
Eric Moore » Oct 6

Ah, that takes me back - got me the same blaster cheap from Toys R Us when i needed one for my Sandtrooper outfit, and used the same Doop Doo`s add-on kit too.

 

This isn't actually the Hasbro one but a new version which Disney have released.  Very similar but has some distinct differences which mean that the Doopy Doo kit needs some adaptation to fit.  Generally a bit more accurate though allegedly.

 

Some of the bits from the Doopy's kit just wont fit though.  The key one is the nozzle for the very front. The toy is highly inaccurate in this regard and has no similarity to the actual prop.  The Doopy's kit comes with a resin replacement part but this is sized for the Hasbro kit and this is a completely different tooling.  Critically the diameter of the barrel is smaller and consequently the resin part is way too big and hangs off the sides of the barrel.  Fortunately I found a set of parts which had been designed and put up on Shapeways which you can have printed.  They were cheap enough that I was happy to take a gamble and waited until they had a free shipping offer.  At the same time I got a revised rear sight and a a shield part which is missing from the barrel.

 

Parts look pretty good to me.  Slightly rough texture but fine for what I'm doing.

 

So now I have everything I really should get started on this.

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Re: E-11 Blaster

Alun » Nov 18 '15

Sorry, forgot the picture:

 

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