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New DoopyDoos E11 with T-Jays finishing kit

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Michael your scope looks amazing you must be really pleased with it. I like the fact that you can turn the effect on and off and could be a night vision effect.

 

I also think that you made the correct decision by carving out a channel in the rail for your wires. It would be one if those things that would be hardly noticeable to anyone else but because you built it you would see it straight away all the time.

 

With the constant development of new ideas, methods and innovations that people are coming up with I really wonder what blaster builds will incorporate in the next few years.

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Thanks for the encouragement. It took me some time to come up with an idea for the light source. I hope the blaster turns out good when completed.

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It's great to see more and more people willing to go the extra mile to add these details into their kit. Each time someone documents their progress this well, it makes the next person interested as well. Hats off to you, well done.

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I wanted to hide the round magnet so I covered it with green stuff and pressed into the pistol grip for the pattern....  they appear to be negatives of each other.

 

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I finished up with the green stuff on the selector switch....  painted it silver for the base coat.  To me it looks better without seeing the magnet.

 

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After viewing multiple sources of the Sterling I noticed that my buffer was the wrong shape. The original is cup shaped with the hollow end facing the spring. I replaced mine with a 1/2" diameter copper pipe cap from Home Depot. I will paint before final assembly.

 

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I also wanted to add some weight to my build..  So I bought a thicker 1/2" PVC pipe from Home Depot. The pipe comes in 24" sections and the outer diameter is a snug fit inside the DoopDoos kit.  I cut the PVC to length and used Zap a Gap to glue the 1/2" copper pipe cap onto the PVC pipe.  Then I bought 12 ounces of fishing sinkers from Walmart and melted them down.  

 

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I placed the PVC pipe in a carafe of ice water and then poured the molten lead into the pipe.  The weighted end is where the bolt would be... this gives a centered weight to the weapon

 

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12 Ounces may not sound like much but it give it a little heft.   I might add 6-8 more ounces... not sure yet.

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I began the final phase of painting.  I used Tino's tutorial on how to use Hammered Paint and a paper towel....  great technique for making it look like metal.  After this coat dried I painted my first coat of Tamiya Matte Black....  after the second coat I will complete the wiring, assemble the weapon, green stuff the seams, touch up paint, weather and then seal with a matte finish......  So close to completion.... I can feel it...  :D

 

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That paint job with the paper towels looks really good, I'm inspired by your post Mike and seriously thinking of stripping my old doopy's down or getting a new kit!

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I would say to get a new kit so you can compare the two when finished.  I would look at getting Derrek's Pipe and Resin kit...  it should be available this fall.

 

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/28047-phoenix-props-e-11-stormtrooper-blaster-kits-a-new-hope-and-esb/

 

Once it is available I plan on buying one... it has more detail than DoopyDoos

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After looking at my photos I measured my copper cap that replicates the bolt buffer. It is supposed to be approximately one inch in length. Oops mine is 1/2" in length. I bought the wrong item. Ohh we'll back to Home Depot.

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I finished my new barrel and buffer....  this time I made sure the buffer was one inch in length.   I also placed 8 more ounces of weight in the barrel.  Once the lead was in place I cut a groove for the scope light wires.

 

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One thing I forgot to post was that I cleaned out the vent holes where the T-tracks go in the barrel shroud.  I drilled a pilot hole with a small drill bit and then dug out the resin with small woodworking tools.  I also trimmed up the extra resin on the length of the T-tracks.

 

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