Post by Keiran Halcyon on Jan 3, 2013 17:18:50 GMT -5
Big thing to keep in mind, all the guns in star wars (the OT at least) were based off of real world firearms that were modded.
We all know the DL-44 is based off of the mauser c96 broomhandle
And the stormtrooper blaster rifles are sterling submachine guns used by the british forces till they adopted the L85 .
With the ability to get even cheap quality airsoft guns (even transparent plastic springers wihtout moving parts) We have a lot of things available that look like actual firearms that we can modify to serving as blasters. As well, most of these guns are already hollow, and have a solid skeleton that can be used to mount electronics, and with the exeption of gas blowback rifles and pistols, already have spaces dedicated to fitting batteries.
Here are some great parts you can pick up on DX, cheap, but surprisingly good quality knockoffs of Magpul Dynamics gear, that make great basis for blasters
Pistol grips, angled foregrips, folding foregrips, stocks, stock risers, handguards, trigger guards, even flip up folding sights.