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Fellow Troopers,

 

As you know, us TDs/TKs aren't on the top of the pay scale at the good ol' Empire.  We have to make do with our meager paychecks.  I thought I'd share my cheap and easy E-11 prop build in case there are any other troopers looking for an inexpensive E-11.

 

I used Rubie's Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper Costume Blaster from Amazon, a drill, some paint, and some greeblies to spice it up.  The blaster isn't 100% screen accurate when it comes to size and shape, but it is pretty close.  With a little TLC, you can turn a toy into a nice prop.

 

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Greeblies used:

Electric shaver power cord from Amazon for $5, got the idea from this site...thanks!

5/32” x ¼” pop rivets from Home Depot for $5

Hard drive screws from work for free

3 pin inline mic connector used as the Hengstler counter connector, from eBay, 2 for $5 shipped

E-11 power cylinders from Shapeways.com for $10 with coupon

E-11 D-ring from Shapeways.com for $2.50

E-11 D-ring mount from Shapeways.com for $3.50

Scope reticles for free from this awesome site!

 

If you are interested in the build, you can check out the YouTube video here: 

 

 

Its not the best looking blaster in the galaxy, but it is a fun build and not terribly expensive. 

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Fellow Troopers,

 

As you know, us TDs/TKs aren't on the top of the pay scale at the good ol' Empire.  We have to make do with our meager paychecks.  I thought I'd share my cheap and easy E-11 prop build in case there are any other troopers looking for an inexpensive E-11.

 

I used Rubie's Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper Costume Blaster from Amazon, a drill, some paint, and some greeblies to spice it up.  The blaster isn't 100% screen accurate when it comes to size and shape, but it is pretty close.  With a little TLC, you can turn a toy into a nice prop.

 

DSC_0211-e1464480378921.jpg

 

DSC_0206-e1464479618713.jpg

 

DSC_0205-e1464479640566.jpg

 

DSC_0201-e1464479629104.jpg

 

Greeblies used:

Electric shaver power cord from Amazon for $5, got the idea from this site...thanks!

5/32” x ¼” pop rivets from Home Depot for $5

Hard drive screws from work for free

3 pin inline mic connector used as the Hengstler counter connector, from eBay, 2 for $5 shipped

E-11 power cylinders from Shapeways.com for $10 with coupon

E-11 D-ring from Shapeways.com for $2.50

E-11 D-ring mount from Shapeways.com for $3.50

Scope reticles for free from this awesome site!

 

If you are interested in the build, you can check out the YouTube video here: 

 

 

Its not the best looking blaster in the galaxy, but it is a fun build and not terribly expensive. 

 

I have two of these on the way. Thank you!

 

CW

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