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This is yet another build thread for the Doopydoos resin kit but my first go at building an E11. For this build I will be making a few popular modifications so I'm interested in your feedback and suggestions :)

 

Instead of starting with the traditional brown box starting pic, I'll just skip straight to the good stuff!

 

Here's what you get in a doopys full resin kit...

 

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The DD magazine leaves a lot to be desired, so I grabbed a replacement off gazmosis - Thanks Steve!

 

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To save a bunch of time trying to find all the right pieces for my modifications I grabbed an E11 completion set off T-Jay - Thanks Tino!

 

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Also a local Garrison member hooked me up with a nice reticule finishing piece for the scope - Thanks Tim!

 

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OK... so with most things gathered its time to start building!

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I decided to start modifying the handle first by replacing the free/lock screw with a real screw that can be rotated.

 

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Cut the screw down to size, grind off the resin screw and mark where to drill a hole

 

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Done! Simple and effective!

 

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Next was the screw at the bottom of the handle

 

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Drilled this out and replaced with a hexagon screw

 

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Moving onto the trigger, using a small nail and spring we can make this a functioning trigger :)

 

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Here is the final result

 

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Squeezing the trigger

 

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Lastly for the handle... make the selector switch rotatable using a nail

 

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More tomorrow....

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A combination of products from Gazmosis and T-Jay, this is going to be a great looking E-11. Possibly the only thing missing will be Andy's cylinders, although I understand the Doopys can still look quite good.

 

Great start so far. Will be watching.

 

Oh, have you test fitted your trigger guard yet? Trigger may be sticking out too far, meaning you might need to shorten your spring.

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My plan was to modify the doopys cylinders in a similar fashion to T-Jays build..

 

Thanks Ian, I didn't think of checking the trigger guard, will do that :)

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Never too many blaster builds!!! By the way.....you are welcome, sir. Thank YOU!

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Nice start, John :duim: Really curious on how you will do things in this build. Following...

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I agree with Steve... never too many new blaster builds.  You're doing some of the mods I plan to do when mine arrives, so I'm sure I can pick up a thing or 2.  Thanks for sharing this!

 

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Thanks guys.

 

Test fit of the trigger guard, what do you think? Thanks again Ian for the reminder!

 

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OK, so a bit more progress... a few more pics!

 

Another popular mod - drilled out the blobs at the end of the barrel and replaced with hexagon screws

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Moving down to the other end we have our end cap. Two things regarding the end cap...

Replace the metal ring with a more accurate one

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Also my end cap was really loose as the square locks were too thin, so I decided to cut some small squares of ABS plastic and super glue them into the cap. Locks in much better now!

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Even though these will be mostly hidden by the folding stock I decided to drill out the holes on the barrel... was just in the moment :)

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Speaking of the folding stock, I cleaned this up a bit

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Then I drilled out the holes on the bottom side and cut out an inlay to fit a metal bar

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Excellent work. You've been doing your research - avoiding the common mistake with carving out that folding stock section. Well done. 

 

Guard looks fine!

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Good progress, John. It all looks so easy on your pictures. If the other parts from that set can be integrated so easy too, you're going to make a new speed record ;)

 

Just one thing: In your last two pictures it looks like you could hollow out a bit more of the folding stock. The inlay is clearly visible, but it makes the folding stock appear very thick at that section.

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Thanks for the feedback Tino. I'll look at grinding it down a little more.

 

Your parts set and build thread is what speeds things up :)

 

 

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(...)      Your parts set and build thread is what speeds things up :)

 

Thanks for the flowers, John ;)

 

You're on a good way with this build...

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A bit of work on the magazine receiver, replaced the grub screw

 

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Then had to thin the walls to fit the replacement magazine and cut the magazine down to size

 

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Put a real screw on the counter

 

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On to the scope now, more screws to replace here :)

 

Grind off the resin screws and replace with real ones. The larger screws are actually plastic but will be painted later!

 

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What good is a scope without a rail? Whipped up a rail using Billhag's template

 

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Also decided to use a screw to hold in the back end

 

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Test fit - what do you think? Is this rail alright or off the rails? :D

 

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That's enough for now... stay tuned troops

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Hi John, it's really fun to see your fast progress.

 

Not sure if you used the correct grub screw on the magazine housing. There are two of them in the set: short (5mm) and long (10mm) and these have different diameters!

Can't surely tell from your pictures, but you might have mixed them up. Use the big one in the magazine housing, while the small one is for the front sight.

 

And the two metal screws in the scope front are to be placed a bit deeper inside (heads not outstanding).

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You have a good eye Tino! The first pic has the small screw but the screw I used was the larger one :)

 

 

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Wow, that scope rail is a perfect fit. What did you use to make the cuts for the front end? Very clean work!

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Used a bench clamp to make the bend and a dremel with a cutoff disc to make the cuts

 

 

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A little more blaster building today....

 

The doopys inner bolt is positioned too high, so I plan to fix that with a piece of plastic

 

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A bit of grinding and sanding to remove it

 

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Cut the replacement to size. I haven't glued it yet - what do you think of size/positioning?

 

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