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HOWTO: Create a Scope Visual Effect (Pablo's way)

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Hi! Since mine has turned out pretty good, here's my method to obtain a nice visual effect for the scope!

 

All you need is a lens (I took mine from an old Polaroid camera), an old shiny cd-rom, a piece of red OHP film and a superfine marker.

 

1- cut out from the cd-rom a circle with the correct dimensions of the inside of your scope

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2- cut out from the red OHP film a circle of the same size and draw on it the scope lines as you like. Be as precise as possible!

(This way you can try different scope styles without cutting out your entire cd collection :P)

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3- assemble as shown:

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The key is to put the right distance between the lens and the cd-rom+OHP, experiment till you find the right compromise!

Here's the result:

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Hope you like it!

 

bye, Pablo

 

EDIT BY DAETRIN: updated title

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Thanks for showing how this is done. I'm not gonna use this for the blasters I'm selling because it wasnt my idea, but for the one Im keeping, Im definitely gonna use it. Such an awesome effect.

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Thanks for showing how this is done. I'm not gonna use this for the blasters. I'm selling because it wasnt my idea, but for the one Im keeping, Im definitely gonna use it. Such an awesome effect.

I don't think he would have a problem with letting you use it on future projects.

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Wow, that looks awesome. Question for you: I know it's probably out here somewhere already, but what are you using for the scope body?

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I don't think he would have a problem with letting you use it on future projects.

 

Exactly! Smitty, feel free to use it for your blasters, in a world ruled by old copyright laws we don't need to keep restricted little things like these, but thanks a lot for the fairplay! :):):)

 

I'll be pleased to see my idea implemented by another blaster-builder :)

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Wow, that looks awesome. Question for you: I know it's probably out here somewhere already, but what are you using for the scope body?

 

I used short copper pipes of various diameters, a chromed pipe for sinks, steel washers, a funnel tip, look at following pic:

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bye!

 

Pablo

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Exactly! Smitty, feel free to use it for your blasters, in a world ruled by old copyright laws we don't need to keep restricted little things like these, but thanks a lot for the fairplay! :):):)

 

I'll be pleased to see my idea implemented by another blaster-builder :)

That is awesome,Thanks. I know I can't separate my Hasbro scope (I put bondo in the screw holes) but I can still fuse the 3 pieces together and attach it to the end of the scope

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That is awesome,Thanks. I know I can't separate my Hasbro scope (I put bondo in the screw holes) but I can still fuse the 3 pieces together and attach it to the end of the scope

 

It won't do if you put the three elements together, the key to the effect is the right distance between the cdrom+film and the lens!

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It won't do if you put the three elements together, the key to the effect is the right distance between the cdrom+film and the lens!

yeah unfortunately I figured that but it will still be better the just the plain plastic.

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Aww, the one I made sucks now... :P

That looks really cool, I wish I could replace mine, but I have bondoed the lens to the scope, darn.

Maybe one day, or the next E-11 :D

 

Don't say that, your blaster is still the finest and best-crafted out there!!!! :):):)

I can't imagine how perfect it would be a rev.2.0 !

I've almost finished mine, I'll post complete pics soon :)

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Don't say that, your blaster is still the finest and best-crafted out there!!!! :):):)

I can't imagine how perfect it would be a rev.2.0 !

I've almost finished mine, I'll post complete pics soon :)

 

Wow, you really think so? Thanks very much :D

Perhaps I will use this scope idea on my next blaster, I will need an EpV E-11 for my Snowtrooper soon.

Looking forward to seeing your blaster ;)

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I like this a lot... might have to do / try it.

 

Thanks!

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I like this a lot... might have to do / try it.

 

Thanks!

 

You're welcome!

 

And thanks to Daetrin for changing the topic's title to an "HOW TO" one, nice to see that :)

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I think you should add a pic of an ewok behind the bullseye in the scope like this (I hope this pic is visible):

 

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I think you should add a pic of an ewok behind the bullseye in the scope like this (I hope this pic is visible):

 

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OMG LOOOL if only I had this when I built it!!!

 

Please, someone DO this and post the pics!!! :)

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for some reason the pic I posted is not currently showing up. I think my photo storage site is malfunctioning. Check back later to see it.

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fyi if you want a copy of my file PM your email address and I'll send it to ya.

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That would be funny on a ROTJ blaster. I'm all ANH at the moment. :(

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Double post for the win!

 

CS3's owner wants this instead of the CS2 Crosshairs. Perfect timing, I'm doing the reticle this weekend.

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