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Any answers to this thread??? I am having the same trouble figuring out the placement of the wires and the exact attachment of the counter on the barrel...just glue it on or is there an accurate bracket??

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Accurate would be to just glue it on. There is no "accurate" bracket. However using a bracket would hold your counter much more securely, and not risk having it fall off during trooping (or shooting a low budget sci-fi film called star wars).

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Thanks a lot. You live in the land of my ancestors, my Great-Grandmother was born in Sweden. Congrats on being the first ANH Centurion too. I am about to buy a set of ATA to go for EIB and Centurion ANH as well.

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Thanks a lot. You live in the land of my ancestors, my Great-Grandmother was born in Sweden. Congrats on being the first ANH Centurion too. I am about to buy a set of ATA to go for EIB and Centurion ANH as well.

Thanks, and good luck!

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I've been looking for the 'right' wires too. These fit the bill for me.

 

I found one of these shaver leads (you can get 'em on the bay of fleas for a $/� or two):

shaver-lead.jpg

One cable should be enough to do four blasters. laugh.gif

 

Took six loops and tore the double cable apart; voil�br /> e11-cylinder-wires.jpg

 

Great way to get the wires- thanks for sharing!

 

I dont think the wires are required for EIB, put I am probably going to try to add them anyways.

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Just cropped Leia out of the next 2. The top one has the best wire reference in the whole movie:

ANHBlaster3.jpg

ANHBlaster2.jpg

 

Another blaster with no wires:

ANHBlaster4.jpg

 

Same blaster, different shots:

ANHBlaster1.jpg

 

Blaster with power rods, but no counter, but different than above:

ANHBlaster5.jpg

 

Lots of blasters, the pic is 3 feet wide at full resolution: Darn photobucket shrank it down mad.gif :

ANHBlaster6.jpg

 

Hi all,

 

I have a quick question, as I can see on those pics, the wire and counter box are not always present, if I build a rifle without these would they be approved or not?

 

I read through these forums and couldn't find a definitive answer

 

thanks

JS

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In the thread http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/24735-anh-hero-e-11-requirements-for-centurion/page-2 Matthias (who does approvals) said:

 

Well, to give a more definitive answer to the OP; You won't need much of what you have listed in your post. The requirements include all external components, so things like a charging handle needs to exist. Power cylinders and Hengstler would be assumed for an ANH variation, but I wouldn't argue with you if you replicated a specific model in ANH that was missing those.

 

Basically, if it looks good and has the things you would expect of it, you should be fine. Having all the other parts come from found real parts is overkill, but appreciated. ;)

 

PM him if you need personal verification.  Cheers, Andy

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I'm not sure if I should be replying to a pinned post like this or not, but what's the verdict on the wires being included from FISD staff? The CRL doesn't cover it and it appears as though movie blasters may or may not have had them included. So, would including them which seems unpopular based on EIB and Centurion applications be okay or not? Is it just left up to individual GMLs?

 

I like the look and frankly I've already installed them on my build, but I'd rather make changes before applying for basic rather than get turned down and have to fix it before reapplying.

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Are power cells actually necessary to be screen accurate? Or were there also blasters with hengstler counter but without power cells?

 

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Since we know that the Hengstlers were simply glued on the body of the E-11 and on the scope I think the cylinders were glued too. And many Hengstler counters fell off during filming, and you can still see the glue residue as in the pic below. The CRL asks for both cylinders and counters to be up on the blaster to make it more sci-fi and "starwarsy" as the ILM artists wanted in the first place. The Master Replicas Stormtrooper blaster is beautiful but it is really bare bones, by lacking these two cool greeblies.

 

Hengstler_fell_off_Luke.jpg

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Are power cells actually necessary to be screen accurate? Or were there also blasters with hengstler counter but without power cells?

 

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^^ What jkno said. It was decided that these items just fell off, as evidenced by those pics of the glue still there, so all blasters must have them.

 

Just as there are slight errors with armour (no stripes, etc) the CRL doesn't allow for those 'mistakes' or 'accidents'.

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Anyone know where to buy the power cells? i have 20 old sterling smg and need to locate a worthy source. ill fabricate them if i can find plans......

 

It's impossible to buy original power cells but I make extremely accurate replicas.  I believe most FISD members would say they're "worthy"   :)

 

I haven't made many since last Summer but I'm starting up again now.  There are lots of photos of finished replicas & links to my research project in this thread

 

Cheers, Andy

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It's impossible to buy original power cells but I make extremely accurate replicas.  I believe most FISD members would say they're "worthy"   :)

 

 

They are worthy. We are NOT worthy...

 

Any chance of the resin ones making a comeback Andy, for us less cashed up folk?

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They are worthy. We are NOT worthy...

 

Any chance of the resin ones making a comeback Andy, for us less cashed up folk?

 

lol   :smiley-sw013:     

 

I just posted this update in the resin sales thread:

 

I'm actually not sure I'll offer fully resin Power Cylinders again - I found it very hard to keep the quality of detail as high as I want & they were very fragile.

However, I'm now considering a hybrid kit: using a metal base-plate (like I use for my full metal Cylinders) with resin/plastic/metal add-ons

 

The advantages of a hybrid would be that it'd be:

 

  1) Stronger

  2) More authentic

  3) The quality would be more reliable

  4) I'd be able able to offer all 5 shapes

 

I'm quite excited about the idea!  :)

 

Cheers, Andy

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Spose I should have checked that thread first :)

 

I was super happy with my resin set from you. Will be keen to see the hybrid versions when they become available.

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The hybrid idea sounds great. I use magnets to secure my power cylinders but had to add a thin metal sheet underneath the resin. Having the base already metal would be super! Hope to see these soon!

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I was super happy with my resin set from you.

 

I think everyone loved the resin Power Cylinders I actually sent out.  The problem was that I throw lots away because they weren't good enough.

Plus I had to do more work on the ones I assembled for people than the price justified. 

I need the "budget kit" to be consistent quality and not require me to do much work on it - otherwise it stops being "budget".  

 

I use magnets to secure my power cylinders but had to add a thin metal sheet underneath the resin. Having the base already metal would be super!

 

I hadn't thought of people using resin Cylinders on metal builds but that would be a cool benefit  :)

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