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First off I would like to thank all those who have shared their builds. They have given me the most wonderful guides to follow.

 

 

I was really excited to find a brown box at my door. The DoopyDoos resin kit finally came. I have already acquired T-Jay's wonderful finishing kit, so I am ready to start!

 

Here's all the parts (including T-Jay's kit)

 

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I would also like to show you the DD D-ring compared to the one in the finishing kit. A world of difference!

 

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First things first, a bath for all the parts to clean off release agent and other crap.

 

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Next I decided to trim off the excess resin on the small parts using a Dremel. I'd also highly recommend safety glasses and some sort of breathing protection as this resin dust is nasty to your lungs.

 

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Next came drilling out the holes on the barrel.

 

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Time to replace these"screws".

 

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I found that removing these screws was quite difficult for me... Not sure why, but they put up a fight.

This is all I was able to do today, but I hope to get more done in the near future. Any tips are really appreciated as this is my first build.

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Hi Aaron, that was a quick start. :) Your progress looks good so far. Thanks for that comparison shot of the rings for the end cap.

 

Maybe you want to use your bigger drum sanders from picture 4 (upper left corner) to trim the inside of the two guards. Those perfectly match the guards and you can shape them more realistically.

 

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32111-fisd-e-11-blaster-reference/#entry414339

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Good idea Tino. I'll definitely do that. I hope I'll be able to work on it tonight. :)

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I've been having a similar problem removing the resin screw blobs. Can't seem to drill the hole in the proper location. It's gotten so bad I'm considering cutting the whole muzzle off and ordering a 3D printed one from Shapeways...

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I've been having a similar problem removing the resin screw blobs. Can't seem to drill the hole in the proper location. It's gotten so bad I'm considering cutting the whole muzzle off and ordering a 3D printed one from Shapeways...

Yeah, I'm just going to do my best then use some green stuff to recreate the proper look.

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On my hasbro i used a dremel and a 932 cylinder sanding stone (as it fitted perfectly in the screw slot) and just ground it away.

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Sanding stone. I had not thought of that... I'll try that today. Thanks Chris!

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All righty! I was able to work a bit tonight. Here's my progress. Also changed the photos to be smaller, better for viewing. :)

 

I finally found a way to look at references by putting my iPad in a plastic bag. Happy day, no nasty resin! I brought the thickness of the flash guards down and the sanded down the gluing side.

 

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Next I replaced the fake screw with real ones.

 

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Then I worked on the trigger. I used a spring from a pen that was graciously donated by college recruiters. :)

 

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Chris, your suggestion worked wonderfully! I was able to get the proper size for the hole.

 

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Getting the selector and the d-ring thingy fixed for the proper d-ring. For the selector I sanded a bit to much so in the pictures below I used foam to build up the height, later i found a washer of the proper size that I will use instead.

 

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Next came the folding stock. Then drilled the holes out and cleared out the resin and fitted the pipe insert.

 

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That's as far as I have gotten tonight.

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Glad to see you thinned the guards. Looks so much better.

 

Somehow I like the way your photos are organized now ;)

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Glad to see you thinned the guards. Looks so much better.

 

Somehow I like the way your photos are organzied now ;)

Yeah, I'm glad you recommended that I thin them out. Edited by T K

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Yeah, I'm just going to do my best then use some green stuff to recreate the proper look.

I'm at that step now as well - and planning on the same fix.

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Here is my progress! Please note that I was working and I got in the 'zone' and forgot to take photos...

 

The Scope and Sight

 

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Mag

 

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Folding Stock - needs sanding.

 

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And this is where I did not take photos... Here's what it looks like so far.

 

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That's all for now!

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That is a huge update, Aaron. Just your clearing strip on the inner bolt seems a bit wide to me. Would suggest to check the cleaned Sterling parts in the gallery chapter. Correct width is about 6,4mm.

 

Are you going to do some fine-tuning on the front sight guard and the hole in your folding stock front?

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That is a huge update, Aaron. Just your clearing strip on the inner bolt seems a bit wide to me. Would suggest to check the cleaned Sterling parts in the gallery chapter. Correct width is about 6,4mm.

 

Are you going to do some fine-tuning on the front sight guard and the hole in your folding stock front?

Yeah, the strip does look a bit thick, I'll be making it smaller.

 

And yes, I will be fine tuning the sight and the hole. I'll take some more photos of them to get your input. These are also just rough starts on the parts.

 

I hope to work done soon, but one of my sisters is getting married this week, so I probably won't get much done. Hopefully Friday will bring more updates. :)

 

And thanks for all the pointers Tino! They are really appreciated. :)

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All righty. I finished my blaster.. so here it is. I did not get it as accurate as I wanted it, but I needed it finished. I also decided that in the future I will build a better one.

 

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:blink: What happened? No pictures of your work?

 

It was such an interesting start and this last update is a big jump to the finish line...

 

However, you said you needed it finished so everybody will understand - as long as you keep your promise to build an even better one in the future :lol:;)

 

Anyway, the result is looking good. Maybe add some light weathering on a few edges but even without it looks fine. :duim:

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:blink: What happened? No pictures of your work?

 

It was such an interesting start and this last update is a big jump to the finish line...

 

However, you said you needed it finished so everybody will understand - as long as you keep your promise to build an even better one in the future :lol:;)

 

Anyway, the result is looking good. Maybe add some light weathering on a few edges but even without it looks fine. :duim:

Yeah, I was a bit saddened, I wanted to do so much more. But I plan on weathering this one. :) And I will make a better one in the future!
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