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DLT-19 Scratch Build with Wood & PVC (w/ templates)


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Greetings fellow Troopers,
 
A few months ago, I finished a T-21 scratch build using templates from Pandatrooper.  He did an amazing job on both the templates and the instructions.  I was looking for something similar for the DLT-19.  As many of you know, there are some blueprints available.  These schematics do a nice job showing scale and detail, but they didn't provide piece by piece cuts.  I guess I was looking to be spoon fed.  Using these blueprints, I made my own simplified templates that can be applied to wood and PVC pipe/couplings.  My goal was to construct a sturdy DLT-19 using standard hand tools with parts that are readily available.  You will notice that there are some details missing, such as a trigger, sights, T-tracks, and other small greeblies.  I left the trigger and sights off because I plan to troop with this thing and it will get thrown around.  I was afraid those parts would snap off or get caught on something.  If you decide to construct a DLT-19 with these templates, perhaps you can improve on the design.  I've seen a few other scratch builds on here that are MUCH better than mine.  I guess you can consider this a simplified version.  If you find ways to improve the build, please share with the class!
 
Before we jump in, I'd like to give a shout-out to Astyanax here on whitearmor.net.  I used some of the ideas from his build (found here).  Specifically, the mouthwash cap for the endpiece, and shelving brackets for the bipod.  The trooper that drew up the MG34 blueprints is also a member here.  If you are reading this WizardOfFlight, thank you for the awesome blueprints!  Without them, I wouldn't have known where to start.
 
Instead of writing up a bunch of steps with photos, I made an instructional video.  It gave me a chance to play dress-up and incorporate some cheezy special effects.  It's a DLT-19, there's a lot going on, so the video weighs in at 30+ minutes :( Here is the video:
 
 
Here are some pics of the finished product:
 
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Here are the ingredients:
 
DLT-19 Wood/PVC/Plastic templates http://wp.me/p6OqN2-1se FREE
1” x 10” x 6’ (actual: ¾” x 9-¾” x 6’ ) premium board http://low.es/2kW8vw5$10
1-¼” PVC pipe (2 feet) http://thd.co/2lCSM43$4
4 x 1-¼” PVC couplings (Home Depot couplings were more uniform on outside) http://thd.co/2kz0yMo$3
1” x ¾” PVC adapter http://low.es/2l3hUnX$1 (Lowe’s has wrong pic on the site...product number in the link is correct)
⅞” wood dowel http://low.es/2kksX7O$4
Plastic sign http://thd.co/2l3qALi$5
Shelving brackets http://thd.co/2kGRszu$6
½” type LB conduit body http://thd.co/2kki7Pc$3
¾” corner braces (2 packs) http://low.es/2hID3hB$4
Mouthwash cap (large) local Grocery/Pharmacy ~3$
1-½” PVC conduit clamp http://low.es/2l8Uj4Z$2
½” #8-32 flathead machine screws and nuts http://low.es/2iIIyOZ$1
2” #8 wood screws http://low.es/2kksAuj$1
2” #10-24 round machine screws and nuts http://low.es/2kgC3ra$1
¾” #12 oval-head sheet metal screws  http://thd.co/2kH4pJV$1
¾” #6 oval-head sheet metal screws http://thd.co/2kktXJa$1
#6 finishing washers http://thd.co/2lEocYK$1
½” mending plates http://low.es/2lCRczh$4
#10-24 rubber well nut http://low.es/2kWn9Dv$1
⅜” #6-32 round machine screws w/ washers & nuts http://low.es/2kgDxl9$1
½” #4 pan head sheet metal screws http://thd.co/2h4Ikox$1
¾” chicago bolts x 4 http://low.es/2kH3EjY$4
½” chicago bolt x 1 http://low.es/2kkq1Z7$1 
⅝” or ½” #8 oval head sheet metal screws http://low.es/2l7O8yd$1
1” #6 oval head sheet metal screws http://low.es/2lD7zfr$1
½” #8 machine screws, nuts, and finishing washers used to fill the holes in the shelving brackets $1
Approximate cost of materials: 66$
 
 
Finishing Materials
Bondo 
E6000 adhesive 
Elmer’s Wood Glue
Sandpaper (60, 120, 220, 400 grit)
Friction tape
#0000 steel wool
Graphite powder http://amzn.to/2lFq4R7
Rustoleum Painter's Touch gray primer spray
Rustoleum Painter's Touch flat black spray
Rustoleum Painter's Touch metallic aluminum spray
Satin clear spray
Polyurethane in satin finish
 
 
Tools
Files & rasps 
Screwdrivers
Lexan scissors http://amzn.to/2klB5Fi
Star Wars pencils! http://amzn.to/2l4wHz0
Airbrush (optional) http://amzn.to/2l4x7VV
 
Hope you guys can improve on the design. If I add any additional templates for the build, I'll put them in the zip file in the d/l link. Thanks for looking! This build does take some time and patience. Your hard work will pay off in the end, the DLT-19 is a beautiful weapon!
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Just watched this the other night and was going to ask if these are approvable.

 

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Having issues trying to get the templates to print at the correct size. They are all too small. I have tried to print at A4 pate size like someone else suggested and it did get bigger , but still not the proper size. Really scratching my helmet on this one.

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Making progress. Just hit the ends with a little black primer just to get an idea of what the bondo would look like painted and if I needed to sand more.

To be honest it's not a hard build. Just takes time.

I would like to add t tracks but not sure how to.

Looking forward to having it complete.

 

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Getting there. Had a major problem where the weight of the barrel was too much for the receiver....long story....it was a mistake on my part. So what is did was add a mending plate as a support brace between the barrel and receiver. I know I know, it's not the most screen accurate but then again neither is this blaster if you want to be honest. It will be a fun blaster for trooping and it didn't cost me $300!

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Having issues trying to get the templates to print at the correct size. They are all too small. I have tried to print at A4 pate size like someone else suggested and it did get bigger , but still not the proper size. Really scratching my helmet on this one.
Just downloaded and printed and had the same issue with the main body/housing parts and barrel template. The rest were fine though.

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8 minutes ago, JeffH said:

Does anyone know if this is approvable or if not what else it would need? 

From what I understand yes they are.

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15 minutes ago, JeffH said:

Awesome. Thank you. 

You're welcome. If you're using the Happy trooper plans it is only good for basic level 1 approval. You need to do more for higher levels.

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[mention=27842]HappyTrooperDotCom[/mention] - This thread and youtube video are GREAT! I think I may try it myself. Is there any chance that you've weighed your finished plaster? I'm curious about how it might compare to some other options.
Its pretty hefty unlike the foam and 3D print versions.

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3 hours ago, BSR24901241 said:

Could someone email me a link that's not blocked for the DLT-19 templates please.

The link in the first post appears to be active, same templates I used for my own scratch build build02f.jpg

 

 

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