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  1. I hunted for a suitable flashlight and found a slimline one that'll at least do for now. As I said earlier it's dark here in the UK so for opening night of RoS it'll look fine. I know my E11 looks beaten to all hell - but I like the look.
  2. Thanks gmrhodes - I'll take a look through that thread. This time of year (dark early in the UK) a taclight on an E11 is going to look great.
  3. Has anyone identified the tactical light on the E11's of The Mandalorian's (very scruffy) troopers? I'd like to add one to my issue.
  4. Thanks Dom - I made the stock myself from standard steel bar and box section. It doesn't fold (yet). If I get around to doing it - I'll update this thread.
  5. It's finished!! There are still some changes to be made - but I'm happy to leave them as is for a while. The grip pattern turned out OK - I couldn't find and appropriate mesh, so I pressed a roughing file into the milliput, and I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. Later, I'll drill out the scope lenses - I've got some glass ones to go in.
  6. I don't have a real sterling, but the cocking handle flares out where it meets the bolt - That larger hole at the back of the cocking channel is so you can pull the handle out (when the bolt is pulled fully back) to disassemble it. I think I've got a pic that might help - I'll see if I can dig it out. ...Done! You can see the handle at top left and the recessed hole it sits in in the bolt.
  7. Pic update! I've been concentrating on all the little details I wanted to add... First, bayonet lug. Here's the fire selector, and (just visible) mag detailing. The components of the D ring and housing. "D-ring assemble!".. The four small nails aren't strictly canon, lol, but I didn't want to rely on glue alone. This was hard to photograph - but it's the Empire roundel which will sit on the grip. I've yet to re-do the grip pattern. That's it for now!
  8. Not a problem Gazmosis - you're quite right. I had to bolt it when the pipe split between two holes, and needed reinforcing. it does still clip into the barrel hole too, and the steel rail was a complete bugger to bend by hand. lol.
  9. Thanks Martin! It's amazing the difference a good quality paint finish makes. I'm almost done now. Just a few more bits to add. I was looking at this picture and thinking about the fact that these ANH E11's shot blank rounds to get the muzzle flash. Then I saw something I've not noticed before in this famous lobby card image - see the ejected brass shell at bottom left!!
  10. I had a painting disaster at first, had to strip the gun down - clean off all the crap black paint and find a better brand of rattle can. Went with an automotive satin black - which looks the bomb! Still lots to do - including re-doing the grip - but it's starting to look shweet..
  11. Note that you'll probably need a scope and counter too by the looks of that.
  12. My 2 cents: (I've got a hasbro - and I'm almost done with my pipe scratchbuild). I can't imagine trying to get the hasbro to look decent. I would imagine the pipe kit from DoopyDoos to be about the same cost as their hasbro conversion one? The scratchbuild will look as accurate as you want it to. Hasbro less so. I'd definitely go for the pipe!
  13. Hi Marv. I used the incredibly high tech method of covering the wooden surface with Milliput - waiting for it to dry - and filing grooves (at two different angles) according to markings I'd made with a ruler earlier. I think you're method is better = use a knurled mini-rolling pin. Genius! Now, I'm off to play 'hunt the knurl'.
  14. Haha - thanks guys - it certainly looks a lot better with a coat of unifying primer. Unfortunately, with no cover for spraying (I'd be outside) and 50mph winds - doesn't look like I'll be putting any black on this sucker tonight. *Sigh*.
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