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Bulldog44

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About Bulldog44

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    Centurion

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Interests
    Star Wars!
    Japanese woodblock printing

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  • Centurion Granted Date
    12/1/15
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    1
  • EIB Cohorts
    ANH-S

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  • Name
    Brian
  • 501st ID
    42114
  • 501st Unit
    TK-42114 Japanese Garrison

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  1. Thanks Tino! I have the muzzle screws but forgot to put them back on for the photos. Thanks for pointing that out. For the end caps, I have them pushed forward in the photos but they do slide back a bit as they should showing the proper gap. I got a bit restless getting them done as I am out of working space at home. I will get the screws on there today and glue the power cylinders as well. Never ending project. Hoping to post up my latest full resin Sterling soon. I have it all assembled and tested. Has a functioning folding stock, the mag clip locks in and the charging handle can be pulled back somewhat. Keep you posted.
  2. Finally finished the DVH blaster and also the Phoenix Props/Doopy blaster. Here is the DBH blaster finished: Here are the parts leftover. I decided to use a few newer parts I casted from my own sterling parts. Here is the Phoenix Props/Doopy mixed parts blaster build. I did not use the Phoenix Props original aluminum tube and went with a PVC pipe. I still need to glue on the power cylinders and then is 100%done. Some pics of the grip and trigger assembly parts from my sterling parts . These were B grade castings with some cracks and air bubbled needing to be filled. Power Cylinders for blaster #2: Not 100% accurate or cleanly made but look decent enough. Slowly making improvements on these. Overall a good learning experience with crinkle paint, recycling older kit parts and testing new resin parts. The second blaster crinkle paint went on way too thick and not that happy with it. Hoping to figure out the best way to use that paint and get the results to be consistent and applied in a thinned coat. Last thing I noticed was that the folding stock position on both blasters was off and this was due to the template I used.If you notice the entire stock is positioned a little bit too far back. The front of the stock should protrude past the front muzzle. I believe that is more accurate. I will be using a different template now for future builds and also getting measurements from other sources to confirm the positioning. Thank you for stopping by.
  3. Really hope they do actually fulfill previously paid orders. I sort of gave up on ever getting my money back so if this works out it will be a nice surprise. Not holding my breath though until I start hearing news of orders reaching customer doorsteps.
  4. Thats what happens when you don’t read through a post thoroughly.
  5. Great job! Looked like a fun event. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Almost there with this blaster. Scope rail and counter bracket needs a quick coat of paint and the power cylinders need a touch of weathering. Work will begin on the second blaster soon after this.
  7. Congratulations Justin! Excellent handling of this run. Super trooper!
  8. Sorry I didn't document my power cylinder build but here are a few photos of them after a fresh coat of black paint. Not level or perfect but the look the part and much better than the original DVH power cylinders seen in the first post. Just wanted to assemble these quickly and figure out how to improve things as I make more of them. Weathering still needed once I am able to set up the magnets for mounting them on the blaster. I did not position the 3 inner capacitors as I would have liked to. I glued them together and just left them as they are. For the next practice build of these I will experiment more with replicating the ones from the reference photos.
  9. https://www.facebook.com/Troopercoola Check out Marc/ Troopercoola. He has the JMC E-11 kit casted from sterling parts. Has all the things you need to assemble a blaster to centurion level. Marc can be contacted on this forum too if you look for troopercoola. Very nice kit.
  10. Thanks Tino for the updates to this and editing.
  11. Arigato Tino! The grip screw is set rather deep and I will try to replace that. The screw was one my dad gave me so thought to use it for this blaster but guess the threaded shaft is a bit short. I can use my resin casted part for this. The bolt paint could probably use some more work but I will leave it for now. The T tracks pretty much fit nicely after I shaped them but there was still some spacing issues. So I wrapped some tape around them all so they were squeezed flush to the receiver and then placed the blaster in my heated shower stall for about 30-40 minutes. It helped get them to sit flatter to the surface. No glue required thankfully.
  12. Progress pics: Base sterling finished with some minor weathering, bolt painted & installed. Inner barrel is just black PVC pipe. The grip and the bolt charging handle are the original raw cast color. Bolt is painted with Mr. Hobby dark iron and chrome silver metallic paints. Hand brushed and then rubbed to a dull shine. Also added a light layer of black wash paint from Tamiya. The end cap photo shows the wrinkle paint pattern well. I could not get the same wrinkle pattern across the entire receiver but it added some character to the blaster and made it easier to attempt some worn weathering effect. The bolt completed. Some subtle metallic weathering on the mag release button and the mag clip edges. T tracks installed and a temporary hand wound spring. Next up is the scope rail, scope and counter and then I need to finish a set of power cylinders. Almost there.
  13. Congratulations Natalie! Have a great time! Honored to have you join the TK ranks!
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