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Revvek

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About Revvek

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  • Birthday 01/29/1967

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    Orange County California

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    Steve
  • 501st Unit
    FOTK under construction

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  1. Let the final cleanup and assembly, begin. need to fit and paint the trigger parts. get things ready in the slide for the LEDs that go behind the little red lens (this version will just light up, not contain blastFX or something) And paint the grip. oh, and paint the little lever that goes in the slot at the back of the slide, and craft a metal holster plate. As this will be my FOTK’s sidearm.
  2. a few last bits to sort out on the power pack. Added some sides to the battery holder to make it fit just right. (I didn't paint them yet... still UGLY green PLA! but inside so...) test fit before soldering wires. you can see a notch where the wires pass on the other end. (both sides are the same) after soldering and with pull tab added. (if you look close, there is a small bump to help align thing with the battery holder) one power pack completed and ready for duty! I may put some foam or a block inside the main shell
  3. First off, I came up with a solution to install this side on my way home from work! Then, it occurred to me that maybe I left out an important nugget to those following this thread. Seems like it should be simple, BUT this side needs to be inserted from INSIDE the magazine shell! It doesn't use screws like the other side, and I didn't want it to pull out easy by installing from the outside. it has little wings on the corner, to help it not pull through from behind. Anyway, it's IN! I used the magnet on one end, stuck to a long hex driver, to rea
  4. time for a quick update... I finally got around to getting a little bit more work done on this yesterday. time to try and solder some wires onto these tiny posts. Wow, getting the wire to stay in place while applying solder and heat, and NOT melting the thing, was tricky. Used some e6000 as insulation and strain relief. and I made sure to match black to black, red to red. These connectors only join 1 way. I spent some time designing an insert and printing it, last week. this will slip into the top of the grip unit, and hold
  5. I have been pondering the way to get the wires from the power connection in the grip up to the LED in the side of the Visor Rail. The Visor Rail will be installed after the Slide and Frame assembly is inserted into the Shell... However, it dawned on me, nothing can be be sticking up from the top of the Slide when you insert the assembly into the Shell assembly. and the location of the light source is not directly over the grip space either. so just pushing something up through the a hole from the grip space, isn't an option... this is where things end up u
  6. hints of how Imperial printed the main frame. I have a bit more cleanup before I can paint this part.
  7. Been so busy with Tax prep and other stuff, but I did find time to start gluing some of the black painted parts to the white shell. decided to make a few small divots in the glue surfaces. I masked of areas where I wanted glue as well, to give the E6000 direct surface to surface grab, and the divots maybe helped just a bit more. As I was fitting the Flash hider, I discovered an OPPS with my masking on the front. I masked off to much! I forgot it had flutes on the sides, and the resin print is visible... I was going to fill it in with back but decided it should be w
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. so many other projects to work on the last few months! like R2-D2 body paint, and this little beauty.
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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. (
  14. 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)
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