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  1. assembly photo of parts I have painted so far. And finally I have the power pack (V1) printed and the battery fits in the bottom as planned! just need to wire things up and install the magnetic contacts in the top, and find a way to keep the slide on cap on the bottom.
  2. I mentioned before how the lightweight primer helps pin point things to be fixed without hiding detail. here is an example. I missed the small support nubs that needed to be sanded down in this detail bit. and some other minor cleanup became evident as well. UV resin prints tend to light scatter near to the surface that hides flaws. this blaster has made a little bit of progress. repainted the issue areas in the white paint, and have the LEDs I think I'm going to use behind the Red lens ready to install.
  3. so many other projects to work on the last few months! like R2-D2 body paint, and this little beauty.
  4. Ok, I think maybe it's time for an update! while playing around with my back light red side light, I also had to decide where to put a battery. I chose to put them in the magazine, making it into a Power Pack, and my power pack will magnetically attach and transfer power to the weapon it's self. making for easy quick swap outs, should I find I need to do that. but this all required some reworking of the magazine file to work. and in the process of doing that, I chose to take a little creative license and make it more, Star Wars. this is what I ca
  5. Hmmmm these may look like spatter, but don't think they are... guess I get to sand before my second coat. these are the paints I have decided to go with I think. Paint is the hardest part... I'm still not very good at it after years...
  6. also started looking at assembly of what is called the Visor (sight) unit that sits on top of the Visor - Rail and Visor - Mount in my last post. there is this little "Visor - Detail" (greeble) that hangs off the bottom. the model seems to just want you to glue it on without any mechanical connection at all... I considered using a drop of UV resin to do it, but it seems weak just sticking it on there... so I decided to drill a 1mm hole through it. then sorted out where it should go on the bottom of the "Visor - Body" and extended the hole into that. (
  7. made some progress on the red LED illumination upgrade. printed a newly designed “Visor - Rail” part with an opening to house things behind the lens. the original kit parts still fit perfectly! made a red Acrylic lens to fit over the opening. (still not entirely sure how best to attach it once the time comes)
  8. found a spring. made 6 2mm x 10mm pins. this is the primer I'm using. it's great for getting a sense of the surface after sanding and patching areas, but it's not so thick that it hides any details I want to keep. testing some white on the grip part. this is the Universal White not sure I like this paint... or I just don't know how to use this funny can yet... it sputters when first starting to spray, so you need to start well off the part. there was a hint of layer lines left, and I wasn't sure if this white would
  9. glued more parts on! I'm going to explore making the red LED bump actually light up. got some parts to play with, like this glowing backlight, I will look at trimming to size and installing behind a red lens.
  10. I made some progress on this blaster! primed the muzzle to check for any more areas needing sanding before paint. sorted out all the tiny bits that need glueing. cleaned up and glued on the bottom rail bars primed that section to find issues. there is an area on the slant that needs more attention to smooth. also got one magnet glued in. however I realized after trying to put the on in the grip, they are not the dimensions I ordered.. they are a bit thicker... so I didn't get the grip side glued up yet...
  11. AND, here is my build log for my SE-44C, also from the Imperial Factory! again, they are beautiful PRO level SLA prints. unfortunately in transport there was a little bit of an issue in a very fragile point on 1 part. it had a crack. so, I used some CA glue, with some paper to add reinforcing in the back, and a bit of baking soda on the front and it's all good now.
  12. yeah, I'm not sure what they did to make theirs... I don't have Rubber as yet. I was thinking of trying to put the seam behind the parts where they are closest to touching. I may be able to minimize it some somehow as well. need to contact GeekyPink about that.
  13. the various glues I have settled on using, depending on WHAT the need is. E6000 Loctite Marine Epoxy Gorilla Super Glue (or maybe others if I need thicker or thiner) Plastruct Bonddene (this one is specific to Styrene and ABS)
  14. Next up, the shins. (I’m going to move my way up the legs for now.) gmrhodes13 made a great suggestion for fitting the shins, using the boots. So I dug those out, along with the knee gaskets. I believe the seam on these faces the opposite leg once installed? I started to trim things close to the hint lines on the pulled parts to start. and I noticed this one part has a bit of a bubbled out bulge I'll have to figure out how to fix.
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