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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: BR inspired custom blaster Completed. NEW PICS UPDATE! Reply with quote

Thought I'd post up this WIP.


and parked next to a old resin blaster thats awaiting final assembly more on that in another thread


as you can see this thing is huge. It's based off a denix replica of a enfield .303

I'll have more build progress as I go along. Next step is custom grips. I'm going to use mdf and my new dremel. Special thanks should go to blindsquirrel for turning me onto the wonders of mdf for custom builds.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed your pics.

Looks like a crazy build, and could be a crazy gun too. Keep it up.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the fix. yeah, being all metal it's not light either. I'm anxious to get this put together
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting build for sure...it's going to be a beast when completed Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat design.

I'd check into redesigning the angle of the grip (if the paper placement is an accurate representation of your design). It looks like it would be a very awkward angle to shoot from (your wrist would already be flexed back, leaving no room for recoil).

Looking forward to seeing this progress.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darkknight0667 wrote:
I'd check into redesigning the angle of the grip (if the paper placement is an accurate representation of your design). It looks like it would be a very awkward angle to shoot from (your wrist would already be flexed back, leaving no room for recoil).

I was gonna say the same thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got back from a trip to LA and I see what you're saying. I guess being away from it for a couple days let me see it with new eyes (..."just eyes!") Luckily Denix used a pretty soft metal, so I might be able to bend the rear tab straight which would put the grips in a more 90 degree angle. And therefore more comfortable.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go further if I were you.

Here's a quick demonstration of what I'm talking about: Hold your hand as if you were holding a pistol. Now, look at the angle to which your fingers naturally go. It's not 90 degrees from horizontal. You can also look at the picture in Nexus6's post just above mine. The angle between the grip and the body of the gun isn't 90 degrees.

You'll probably have make it so that the grip is a good 20-30 degrees off vertical to get something usable.

You can do this either by bending the existing metal (heating it up a bit could help keep it from snapping) of by simply building your grip frame off the existing placement so that it meets the right angle for an ergonomically correct shooting grip.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since it is so large you should maybe try something different.A thumbhole stock to make it into a sort of small carbine/pistol combo weapon.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see some examples in this picture.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with darknight0667's suggestion, but do not bend or heat the metal as it will react and weaken the gun at that point - simply build up the grip frame to meet the gun frame at the correct angle for a good grip probably 30 degrees , Steevy's comments are also good ones , but if you going for a BR Blaster style go more down the PKD Magnum handle to give you better balance or follow Steevy's suggestion and go for a carbine
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny that nobody came with the Luger/Mauser broom handle type of construction: carabine combo pistol...could be cool with the blaster.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well as soon as I got back from LA I caught a cold so I've been down for a few days, today I felt well enough to get back to work on this thing. I've redesigned the grips. It gives it about a 25 degree back angle. I still have to unpack my camera so pics forthcoming.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the redesigned grip glued together. they're awaiting final shaping. I also took some thin sheet aluminum and shaped it to fit over the trigger assembly.





sorry about the size
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one more huge pic. for now anyways. Here it is roughly assembled. I think I'm going to fill in the space above the grip with the shoulder stock. or at least part of it.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm...How many fingers do you have? One in the trigger, and five on the grip, plus a thumb makes seven I think Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah about that... still a wip
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will look awesome as an Anime' gun...BAD ASS!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, still a WIP...maybe you could leave the inards exposed? (trigger, spring, etc) instead of hiding it with a piece of metal?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just an update. I sanded down a few of those extra finger reliefs and painted the side covers (might add some weathering there). As for leaving it open, I think it needed to be covered up, considering how boring it looked with it
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