Post by Machinimax on Jan 17, 2016 22:37:39 GMT -5
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." - Han Solo
Han Solo's DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol
This reveal has been a long time coming but is finally here! Like last time, the assembly of the blaster was based upon the designs of Scottjua. In fact it is thanks to Scott that I got the parts I needed!
Denix base with real wooden grips
Dark Energy Creations aluminum/pewter cast blaster kit
Todd's steel flash hider
Plecter Labs Blaster Core v3
Superflux barrel LED
The ANH DL-44 definitely requires a lot more machining work than an ESB style but the end results are more than worth it! DEC did a fantastic job on their kit and it turns the Denix into something completely new. All bare metal parts were painted black with the exeption of the bull barrel and the knobs which were blued with Birchwood Casey aluminum black. I even took the time to drill through the barrel and add lights!
There is an indescribable joy to having this iconic Star Wars weapon, probably second only to the saber itself! Thanks for looking, all!
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2016 22:59:05 GMT -5 by Machinimax
"Don't get the idea that your [lightsaber] is a quick little project to be slapped together." - Luke Skywalker
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5