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.
methos: Money can't buy happiness... but it can buy lightsabers, which is damn close
Mar 21, 2017 19:24:53 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Truer words, methos... truer words
Mar 21, 2017 20:46:30 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: Yeah I have to agree. I just happened to stumble across spot #1 on the orbital machining Obi TPM run and had the opportunity to purchase it. That is pretty darn close to happiness.
Mar 21, 2017 23:40:41 GMT -5
aginor: How did you get 5 harp Sabers???
Mar 28, 2017 13:39:14 GMT -5
djcbooks81: just been picking them up along the way
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:16 GMT -5
djcbooks81: i should do some professional photos of my collection i guess
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:43 GMT -5
djcbooks81: its looking pretty good
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:58 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: djcbooks81, My collection is getting pretty fat as well. Three graflex, luke V2, Phoenix Props Kylo, Orbital Machining Obi, and a few custom sabers. Will be looking for a Qui Gon soon, and then I'll be starting to acquire every saber variant from the OT.
Mar 29, 2017 16:17:51 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: Then the PT. Must have a good Maul and a few clan sabers. The lady of the house just approved my idea of doing a cantina in one of our huge spare bedrooms, so I am starting a Hn in Carbonite (full size) this summer and will probably be starting an R2 also.
Mar 29, 2017 16:19:46 GMT -5