Post by Machinimax on Aug 26, 2015 15:56:29 GMT -5
"You can't stay on target with these things. You miss your first shot and you were lying on the ground with a hole blasted through your armor." - Anonymous Stormtrooper
Stormtrooper E-11 Blaster Rifle
This is an S&T Sterling airsoft gun that has been gutted and the internals replaced with lights and sounds. This is probably one of the most accurate metal Sterlings you can get without breaking the bank (more or less ) on a real deactivated one.
Rubber T-tracks from TFX Studios Super accurate PlayfulWolfCub power cylinders (FISD Forum) Replica Hengstler Counter from Blue Snaggletooth (FISD Forum) Custom made scope rail Vintage M38a2 tank scope (Not 100% accurate to the original but still awesome!) Plecter Labs Blaster Core 4.0 RGB Superflux LED barrel light 6 segment LED ammo counter
The stand is also custom made using a simple design consisting of wood and PVC. I added a piece of sheet metal on the area of the bolt that covers the ejection chamber to give it a more accurate look. When painting the power cylinders, I gave it a crude paint job by intentionally missing spots and even wiping off wet paint. This was to give them a bit of a weathered and used look. The LEDs used for the bar graph display (and the trigger switch) are held in place using a special part I designed and 3D printed myself. The tube protecting the wires from the counter to the Sterling is actually the same type found in Lego Technic kits.
This build was much more challenging than it looked but in the end the results are what count and they make me very happy! I can't wait to pair this with my incoming Anovos armor and hopefully join up with the 501st. Thanks all for looking!
"Don't get the idea that your [lightsaber] is a quick little project to be slapped together." - Luke Skywalker
Awsome job man. I think I'm going to take a break from sabers for my next personal project and do a blaster. Now that I've seen this, it's going to be an E-11.
Don't jump too quick and take a peak at the S&T airsoft website. They're creating a more accurate version of the L2A3 Sterling. I'm holder off hoping they get it right. Worst case I go back to this L2A1. It's a very nice base to make a blaster from.
lkstarkiller: I wonder how long it will take to get the CF-LS ready. He just said he has a prototype.
Dec 13, 2017 19:52:21 GMT -5
scarecrow: He said he wanted to add a lot more to it so I wouldn't hold my breath.
Dec 14, 2017 0:14:58 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: Yea, I just watched the video for igniter 3. So that will be my graflex board.
Dec 14, 2017 0:34:43 GMT -5
scarecrow: I'm doing a Graflex with and I3 and Intelliblade, too. MB Chassis with a drop in 18650. I've got high hopes for that one.
Dec 14, 2017 1:27:10 GMT -5
Rogue Five: That's the exact same setup I'm planning for my Graflex also. Show us the way, scarecrow...show us the way.
Dec 14, 2017 2:09:59 GMT -5
scarecrow: You got it. I'll be starting a thread called Scarecrow's Workshop in the Dagobah section. It'll be there.
Dec 14, 2017 2:27:19 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I can't believe it, usps delivered my Roman mk1 to someone else. I really hope he insures his packages for the full price. I can't afford to lose $400
Dec 14, 2017 3:29:09 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I am livid right now..... I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight.
Dec 14, 2017 3:29:53 GMT -5
scarecrow: That happened to me over Thanksgiving and my neighbor brought it over. You still might get it.
Dec 14, 2017 3:50:26 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I really hope so. It said it was delivered on the 12th though and I have been home the last two days. You figure if someone else got it they would have dropped it off to me today.
Dec 14, 2017 4:08:07 GMT -5
scarecrow: My neighbor was out of town and it sat on his doorstep for five days. I thought for sure it was stolen.
Dec 14, 2017 4:23:37 GMT -5
ARKM: Dang! I hope you get your saber.
Dec 14, 2017 4:26:15 GMT -5
Rogue Five: This has happened to me before and coincidentally (or maybe not?) it was also a Roman's MK1 I was expecting. Tracking showed it as delivered but it wasn't. I decided to wait another day before contacting the post office and sure enough it arrived.
Dec 14, 2017 4:26:45 GMT -5
Rogue Five: It's happened a couple of times with Amazon too where tracking says "delivered" but the package shows up the next day.
Dec 14, 2017 4:28:59 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: It doesn't, it just says delivered front porch december 12th
Dec 14, 2017 4:33:18 GMT -5
scarecrow: Call the local post office and they can do something call a geo trace. That allows them to pinpoint the address it was delivered to.
Dec 14, 2017 4:34:21 GMT -5
lkstarkiller: I'll have to do it in the morning since its 3:40 am. I probably won't sleep at all so I will go when they open.
Dec 14, 2017 4:37:52 GMT -5
Rogue Five: I think it'll be in your mailbox tomorrow but still best to make the PO aware of the situation right away in case your package was indeed lost. Really though, this happens more often than you think. It'll be there tomorrow.
Dec 14, 2017 4:50:42 GMT -5