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E-11 Scratch Blaster Build

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I've cut out the difficult pieces using an electric wood burning tool with exacto blade attachment and let me tell you this: time consuming (2 hours) but happy with the end results. The bolt chamber and charging handle area just need a little TLC (Trooper Love and Care) with a file to clean and smooth the edges.

 

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After cleaning the rough edges it became time to think of the inner components with future t-tracks going into the pipe and a decision if a functioning charging handle will work with the mini-saber (just to help add to the magic).

 

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It still needs a little more filing work but I will do that later prior to assembly

 

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So some modifications will be in order but I'm pretty sure I can get this to work

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Sorry mates; wee man has caught a cold so I've only been getting a few minutes here and there.

 

Moving on, I've disassembled the mini saber to work on the length of the bolt - unfortunately I'm going to have to lose a few points on accuracy but the end result should make up for it.

 

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I want to just take a moment, if I may, to pay big time recognition to the FISD E-11 Blaster Reference - for without this thread, really this build would not be possible.

Much appreciation and thanks to the grueling work of documenting all that information (not to mention helpful templates for scratch builds as you will see - the bolt detail above is from the guide) -  :smiley-sw013: Buckets off to all that made it happen.

 

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32111-fisd-e-11-blaster-reference/

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I had to create a stopper if I wanted to have a functioning bolt so I've cut a small stopper from 1" PVC scrap - you have to love freebies. I added teflon tape around the stopper to one: help fill the narrow space between the two pipes; and two: help adsorb a small amount of concussion from the bolt slamming against it.

 

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The little dot by the vent hole is a finishing nail, hammered in from the side of the blaster to stabilize the stopper

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I cut the nail using wire cutters then smoothed it down with my file - go slow filing as the nail heats up pretty good and will start to come back out.

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Finally, I almost have all the components to build my "Mini-Foundry" except: one 2.5 US Quart pail that I will pick up tomorrow -

1 - 9 L (9.5 US Quart) pail from Princess auto -$20

Lowes/ Home Depot

1 - 1" PVC Female to Sweat Coupling - $2

1 - 18" black iron gas pipe -$7

3' - 1" PVC pipe - Free scrap from job site!

1 - Bag of Play Sand - $15

1 - Bag of Plaster o Paris (lol) - $20

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$49 + pail ($2-5 or possibly free) + tax

 

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(Oh and a old expired fire extinguisher donated from work) - FREE!!!

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Time to get it all built, melt down some pop cans into pucks. And speaking of pucks - $1 each at Canadian Tire (6) but I'll explain those later in the build. For now it's time to get some craft foam, charcoal, a blow dryer and start thinking handle, magazine, and possibly some other normally fragile parts.

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In between I have made some progress on the bolt using my wood burning iron to accent its features and give it some depth - pics will follow later after I do bedtime with wee man.

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Also found my spring today - $4 at Princess Auto

 

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Sit-Rep: working on making foam molds for trigger, scope, counter, hand grip and magazine holder. Also filing T-tracks and constructing spring. Lots to show later once there is a more firm plan of attack. Cheers!

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