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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. Flat Black: Barrel shaft (step 2) Entire assembly (steps 1-6) Trigger (step 7) Trigger guard (step 7) Selector switch (step 7) Folding stock rod (step 8) Folding stock catch (step 8) Folding stock retainer (step 8 - top only) Folding stock frame (step 9) Folding stock pivot pins (step 10 - heads only) End cap assembly (step 11 - it may be easier to paint the d-ring before assembling) Charging handle (step 12) Grip pin (step 13) Magazine assembly (step 14) Hengstler assembly (step 15) Scope rail (step 18) Power cylinders (step 20) Gloss Black: Grip (step 13) Silver/Steel: Fire control group housing (step 7) Bolt (step 12) Spring (step 12) Gold/Brass (if you are weathering the scope, otherwise Flat Black): Scope main body (HLW1, step 17) Scope lens caps (HLW2 & HLW3, step 17) I accidentally discovered that clear coat is a good sandable filler. Maybe because it's thin and maybe it kind of self-levels. Not really sure why it works, but I got a really smooth finish. This is really for something that has already been made reasonably smooth but maybe still has some minor imperfections. Let it fully dry and hit it with some fine sandpaper.
  2. The manual gives a suggested general order for paint, but I think I have a specific order of parts grouped by color somewhere. I’ll see if I can find it.
  3. A couple of passes with a heat gun will make those strings disappear like magic. Not too much, though. PETG is very heat resistant, but it doesn’t take much to make the strings evaporate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looking good! The sanding really is the only difficult part of this kit, and it’s not so bad. Excited to see it coming together! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Can’t wait to see what you are able to do with this model. Someone just submitted one for Centurion approval, so the potential is there. Just take your time and enjoy the process. I am happy to help if you have any questions.
  6. Glen is right. Things can be a little different with only slightly different placement of the ear. This trick doesn't give an absolute trim line, but does provide a guide line to start trimming. Really just takes the guesswork out of making the first cut. Here's a couple of pictures.
  7. Looks like the scope on Han’s blaster also magically changed from a M38 to a M19. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks! I’ll try the crayon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Just finished printing, assembling, and painting my E-11. Here are some photos. STL files can be found at the links below. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4003566 (Basic Sterling) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3989097 (E-11 Accessories)
  10. Is 3D printing an option? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. No, it was just for fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Head on over to the 3D Depository for a direct link to the files to print my blaster.
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