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This picture says it all! My SBB in all it's glory! Wooh, it was a good month of waiting which isn't so bad at all considering it came from the UK. For my E-11 Blaster, I decided to go with a Doopydoos Full Resin Kit. All parts were delivered but the folding stock - wishbone had a piece broken off.

 

This is my first blaster build. First time also working with Resin. I am going for good level of screen accuracy, battle worn and as realistic as possible, especially as it pertains to the SMG part. I will be making a ANH version of the E-11.

 

To bring the blaster to the next level, I am complimenting the doopydoos kit with T-jay's Completion set, and Chris's 3D printed parts. Although originally looking to get Steve's magazine replica some time in the future as well, it will be a toss between it and Robert's magazine, as the latter is hollow and I may need room to put electronics. One huge addition I am absolutely to-the-moon-and-back about is installing Paul's fully wired and ready to install BlastFX - electronics that will bring the E-11 Blaster alive with lights and sound. This latter addition will be a dream come true; order made to arrive late October 2017. As for instructions, I am relying heavily on the E-11 Blaster Reference Manual. Thank you thank you for all the authors involved in this valuable document - gives us newbies a solid step forward.

 

My timeline for completing the blaster is likely a year or so into the future. I am just out to revel at every detail, enjoying small advances every day. With E-6000 as my CA of choice and allowing for green stuff to fix mistakes with that cure time of also, 24 hours, I need all the time in the world anyways.

 

Also, I'm not going on any particular order. Generally speaking, I will be putting the SMG portion together first then, move to the E-11 parts following, but not in every case necessarily. Also, I will seemingly leave component parts 'incomplete' and jump to another component part. So in short, my build will not be done in orderly fashion.

 

Well, without any further due, let's begin!!!

 

After a nice wash to get rid of fine resin dust and left over release agent chemicals, I proceeded to sand down the two ends of the broken part to get ready for applying the reinforced epoxy.

 

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I then placed the entire folding stock / wishbone piece on my vise. I placed Popsicle sticks to fill the void between two forks of the wishbone and held them together with tape. After having the epoxy settle while the piece was on an angle sitting on my vise, I felt the epoxy was starting to harden, although really, it was just a short while, so I positioned the piece vertically, so to use gravity for better surface area contact between the resin parts and the epoxy.

 

After cure, all is well! The forks sit evenly between themselves - Yes! Just need a little sanding down of the left over epoxy around the seams which I'll do later when I tackle that piece.

 

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Here, I drill all holes in the Receiver tube. Before getting into details, want to emphasize how fine the resin gets when you're killing it. Highly recommend, as it was highly recommended to me, to use a proper respirator and safety glasses. Nothing beats safety and ensuring for good health!

 

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So I began by measuring out the existing holes made by Doopydoos using my precision measuring tool and came out with 7 / 16 " and was delighted to see a matching step on my step drill - bingo!

 

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I then used my kids crayola crayon to mark the center of the to-be-cut holes and placed the receiver tube on my vise trying to keep it as horizontal as possible, trying to eliminate any tipping and rolling etc. As for the drilling, I tried to keep it as vertical as possible and let the drill do it's work.

 

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It took a while, especially when you hit the inner metal tube. I was afraid to go too far so, as you can see, I didn't go all the way to the 7 / 16 " mark, afraid I would over-rotate and make a large gaping hole! It was difficult to see how far I drilled too with all that swiggly resin coming about from the drill process.

 

I will need to go back with some fine precision to get it just right. Better to proceed with caution right?, then have nothing to work with and sorrow. I will need also to finish drilling the rest of the holes, which, hopefully, I will be brave enough to commit to the 7 / 16 " mark more firmly.

 

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Here is finer detail showing the work more clearly. I am happy to have made it this far though as I try to be as systematic as possible, wanting to have a clean build with as few mishaps as possible.

 

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I proceed with finishing off drilling the remaining holes of the receiver tube. After marking the center of the holes, I created pilot holes and proceeded with using the step drill bit this time around. This just gave the step drill more grab and helped me have my holes more aligned. If you noticed, my first set of drilled holes had one that was pretty off!

 

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Here's the piece after drilling. As you can see, I still have the folding stock notch that still needs to be cut out. Oh and yeah, I went a little trigger happy with my drill and tackled the holes on the underbelly of my wishbone. I also will need to do some modeling with 'green stuff' to fill out the handle piece I mangled. This complicates things for this piece, especially about the extension tube which I destroyed, but I will get around to addressing these later.

 

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I picked up a 6 in. Round Bastard File (the weirdest of names) to help sand down the uneven inner parts of the drilled holes.

 

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While sanding, I noticed that Doopydoos leaves allot of resin where the T-tracks meet / grab onto the receiver tube. The holes on either end of the tracks are filled with excess resin which obscures and takes away the kind of detail I want.

 

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To open up the T-track grab holes, I first drilled...

 

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... and then used, what's called a Riffler file to get at shaping out the hole. I learn something new everyday. It says they are made for woodworking, but it is working fine so far. They're pretty tiny tools that come in many sculpting forms. The one I chose is curved on the outside and cornered on the inside. I am hoping the curvature will help me shape the hole and the cornered part of the file to give me the angle I want for shaping the T-track part.

 

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Here's the cornered part of the Riffler file tool I just mentioned.

 

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Here's the tool getting at the T-track part...

 

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...and now the hole curvature part.
 

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Here's the T-track grab hole the way I want it. I think the cut out / file will get cleaner as I work the other holes.

 

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The vent hole notch is now cut out and I've managed to patch-up a vent hole that was quite off. Hollowing out the folding stock was quite a bit of work as you will see.

 

Receiver Vent Hole Notch

 

Precision measured the notch to be 3/16" and applied a 1/8" router bit to my Dremel 3000 and put it to task. Followed up by using a square file to get it clean.

 

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Redo of Vent Hole

 

Used a 7/16" thread-cutting tap to carve out a portion of the vent hole. Then proceeded to fill entire hole with green stuff. I let the green stuff harden over 10-12 hours to be safe. Then I drilled through once again and followed through with a sanding file. Now, the vent hole is the right size and in the right place, mostly - it's now to my liking.

 

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Hollow out Folding Stock

 

Used 1/4" 60 Grit Sanding Band (Dremel 430) at medium then high speeds, ranging from 30,000 to 35,000 RPMs. Before I knew it, resin dust was spewing into the air. SO glad I have a good quality respirator because there was a lot of resin dust by the end of the task. My little nylon brush came in really handy to brush away dust between sanding sessions. I managed to hollow it out in about 1/2 hour. I will need to go back to lightly sand to get it just right.

 

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Finally set-up my workshop - here's my set-up for resin work for use of my dremel and for manual handheld sanding.

 

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Progress on front sight. I precision measured a dimension on the block and compared that measurement with the real sterling dimension from the E-11 Blaster Reference guide. They don't match up. I gather, generally speaking, doopydoos somehow reduced the scale of the thing? Think will likely need to eye-ball it to get it to proper shape.

 

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I came away quite literally, 'short' on trying to make due with my Doopydoos front sight block. Having filed it to shape it,it came out really small! Don't think any pin is going to fit inside let alone a grub screw! Order for Chris's 3D printed part happened real soon after this!

 

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In this test-fit pic, the block does look reasonably well but definitely, still on the small side.

 

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I did do good on texturing the appropriate parts of my front sight though, like that of the original sterling - green stuff applied and patterned.

 

Green stuff applied
 

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Knurling pattern source

 

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Pattern applied

 

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Pattern applied to back
 

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I then removed the strip on the bolt and also made that part of the receiver tube more pronounced. Doopy's resin blobs for screws were also removed.
 

Strip removed

 

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Edge enhanced
 

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Resin blobs for screws
 

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Left blob removed
 

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Right blob removed
 

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Proceeded to hollow out the outer edges of the bolt, I've gone and recreated the plunger and extractor. I'm happy with it mostly, although still lacking in size and detail but I like it enough to move on. When my completion kit arrives, I have to follow through with putting in the strip that diagonally runs across it. As I don't have a letter and number stamp set to put in the serial number thingy on the bolt, that will be a much later addition.

 

Plunger & Extractor

 

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Did more detail on the folding stock. Having hollowed where the rod sits a while back, today, spent the time to add realism to the piece. Carved in and around individual pieces that make up the folding stock to add realism by making it look more like movable parts. There's a ton of 'green stuff' where I was too generous using the Dremel. Still need to follow-up to sand those parts down.

 

Folding Stock

 

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I was careful not to hollow out too much of the opening so to reveal the latch inside.

 

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Proceeded to work on magazine power cylinders. I just took out the central capacitors with my dremel.

 

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Close up of central capacitors
 

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Central capacitors removed
 

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I proceeded to tackle a rather significant component of the E-11 Blaster - the m38 scope. I've managed to use spade bits to hollow it out and made some front and end cuts. I've purchased a monocular and will place it in the inside. With the scope being hollowed, I'm hoping the light coming through to the inside will make the monocular functional. Lenses will be placed on either end of the scope as well - with it's concave shape, this will help with drawing light in. A third glass-like disc will also be placed near the large lens end of the scope to reveal graticulars, cross-hair thingys, you know, for aiming at those rebel scum!

 

Original m38 scope - front assembly end

 

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Original m38 scope - large lens end

 

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I uses spade bits to get the job done. 1" (25mm) bit was used to begin hollowing at the large lens end. 3/8" (10mm) bit was used to begin hollowing at the front assembly end. I tried to be as tactful as I could to progressively move to smaller bits as I proceeded deeper into the scope from the large lens end as you need to take into consideration the narrower contours as you get further in. If you do make a mistake as I did, not tapering in far enough, it's nothing green stuff can't fix.

 

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Hacksawing to remove large lens housing

 

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Front assembly end - lens housing removed

 

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large lens end - lens housing removed
 

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Reassembled scope - front assembly view
 

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Reassembled scope - large lens view

 

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I was eager to get started as ordered items from Shapeways arrived in the mail recently. I now have a true replica of the sight block and pin. With this piece in my possession, I proceeded cautiously to carve out a 'dove tail' channel that will hold the sight block. Having cut-guides put in place, I proceeded to cut out the channel using a hacksaw blade, and using a square and mostly a triangle file to get it to shape. I dare not use a dremel or I would have messed this up really bad. Applying intricate filing and allot of patience paid off. Although the block sits a little loose on the channel than desired, it's nothing green stuff can't fix. I'm overall quite happy with the results.

 

Sight block position template

 

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Outline of template

 

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Precision measure for depth of dove tail channel

 

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Hack sawing is the first go
 

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Square file to retain hard edges at 90 degrees

 

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Masked hard edges so I don't widden top edge of dove channel

 

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Finished dove tail channel
 

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Top view of finished dove tail channel

 

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Side view of finished dove tail channel
 

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Sight block with pin, test fit on finished dove tail channel

 

 

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Side view of front sight installed

 

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Thanks for reading! Any and all comments welcomed.

 

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DoopyDoos stuff takes a lot of work. Fortunately, when someone is willing to put a lot of work into it, the finished product is often exceptional.

Your persistence is paying off and this project looks great! Keep up the great work.

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Looks awesome.  Interesting fact: you're the only person to order the front site in the metalic finish!  Still find it weird that people use these, I should have added a markup :laugh1:

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Wow Jesse, what a great start. If the rest of your build goes the same way, this will become an exeptional blaster.

Good work on the dovetail and really curious for your next update...

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15 hours ago, darthcue said:

very nice!!! :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

Haha, hey thanks! I'll keep up the good work:duim:

11 hours ago, Addertime said:

DoopyDoos stuff takes a lot of work. Fortunately, when someone is willing to put a lot of work into it, the finished product is often exceptional.

Your persistence is paying off and this project looks great! Keep up the great work.

There's much joy in this blaster build that's for sure Addertime - great to know my efforts are paying off - thanks so much for the support

6 hours ago, themaninthesuitcase said:

Looks awesome.  Interesting fact: you're the only person to order the front site in the metallic finish!  Still find it weird that people use these, I should have added a markup :laugh1:

haha, oh really? I thought that would be the go-to finish because the front sight block is a metal SMG piece. Thinking the metallic finish will be nice during the painting phase - yeah, you should totally add a markup now! Lastly, fabulous 3D printed pieces Chris. I'm extremely happy with my delivery set!

2 hours ago, T-Jay said:

Wow Jesse, what a great start. If the rest of your build goes the same way, this will become an exceptional blaster.

Good work on the dovetail and really curious for your next update...

Thanks Tino for your words of praise, it really means allot. Next update available soon! Until then :)

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Awesome! Digging out the tiny spaces where the t-tracks enter the holes looks great,  super start , looking forward to the rest of your build. 

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53 minutes ago, Bulldog44 said:

Awesome! Digging out the tiny spaces where the t-tracks enter the holes looks great,  super start , looking forward to the rest of your build. 

Thanks Bulldog! and great of you to check in. I have to say, your detail work on your M38 scope offerings are amazing - so many component pieces. See you at the next post. :)

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Hi all,
 

mmmmm gummies. The arrival of Tino's completion set continues to satisfy:duim: Everything arrived in good order!

 

I happily went on to install the front knurling pattern screws on the muzzle. I noticed after installing the screws that they sat a little low to my liking. Confirmed by pictures of Sterling submachine guns and using Aaron's Blaster Compendium, that the screws are elevated a bit. I created a platform like part for the screws to sit on and am quite happy with the results. Installed cross hatch patterned muzzle screws with allen wrench over top green stuff for correctness.

 

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I also went to put the spring coil together. The wire was 1.8mm gauge, which provides good amount of tension to be functional. The recommended 16mm diameter rod was used to form the coil - coil came away with the perfect diameter. I used one of the rods for a mobile closet. This is the final coil, completed. You can tell I began to be more efficient half way through.

 

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Until next time! and thank you for reading :)

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Amazing start!  

Your attention to detail and next level of clean-up on the kit are going to make for a very special piece when you finally complete it.  

I will be following your progress.  Stupendous work so far, and I love your take no prisoners approach.  There are - as I love to tell people getting into this hobby - very, very, very few things that you do, that cannot be undone, and nearly all of those are driven by removing too much material.  Your use of the green stuff to make those small repairs should help a lot of other new builders in the future to realize this.  

Keep at it!!

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14 hours ago, Bulldog44 said:

Dovetail slot perfectly executed! 

Thanks Brian! Tino gave me a heads up it will be a nice challenge. Thanks Chris for your detailed 2015 post on adding this modification because it helped me set the stage for this success! My preparation work is identical to yours; from picture to picture!

14 hours ago, Dark CMF said:

Amazing start!  

Your attention to detail and next level of clean-up on the kit are going to make for a very special piece when you finally complete it.  

I will be following your progress.  Stupendous work so far, and I love your take no prisoners approach.  There are - as I love to tell people getting into this hobby - very, very, very few things that you do, that cannot be undone, and nearly all of those are driven by removing too much material.  Your use of the green stuff to make those small repairs should help a lot of other new builders in the future to realize this.  

Keep at it!!

Wow! To hear directly from you Tim! It is an honor! :salute:  Building/ creating the E-11 invokes so much of the brain for problem solving to reach that end goal as it pertains to your personal level of screen accuracy, realism and minutia of design detail  - I come at it as having a finished blaster with 3 parts resin and 1 part green stuff and the pride that comes with having reflective thought on every square inch of it. Thanks also for your encouraging words, I will keep to task all the more :)

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In-coming....another WIP update:

Inner bolt clearing strip

I went and studied the correct location of the clearing strip on the inner bold with FISD E-11 Blaster Reference as my primary source. I then etched in the location using a pencil and measured out the width of the strip along with the approximate length of the strip. The width measured 6mm and the length measured approximately 50mm. I then followed these dimensions and cut to shape on a 1mm thick plastic piece using my lexan scissors.

 

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I then proceeded to go at trimming the ends of the cut clearing strip. It was a bit tricky trying to gauge where to cut, especially when putting it against the curved inner bolt. After eye-balling it the best I could, the ends were cut and then I proceeded to shaping it. I heated the strip using my heat gun. At high setting, the 1mm thick plastic became pretty maleable, pretty quickly so I pushed it against the inner bolt over the templated part of it. I used the middle portion of my long nose pliers to push down on the strip. After some trial and error, I did manage to twist the strip to form along that part of the inner bolt.

 

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Here, I go about gluing the clearing strip to the inner bolt. I created a glue applicator using a piece of armature wire and used a piece of this kind of wire to rough up the glue-side of the strip to prepare it for adhesion. The CA of choice is E-6000. I figured using it would give me more know-how when I do use it to build my TK armor in the future. With the clearing strip glued in place, I used a clamp to keep things together for the curing process. Also, I felt I needed to use the popsicle stick method to fill the void between the outer receiver tube and the top of the clearing strip.

 

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Here is the clearing strip as it should be after gluing. I will check in 24 hours how it dried.

 

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Thank you once again for reading, cheers!! grin.png

 

Jesse

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Great build so far Jesse! And I also love the digging out the tiny spaces where the t-tracks go in!

 

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Great build so far Jesse! And I also love the digging out the tiny spaces where the t-tracks go in!
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Thanks! I'll keep it going removal was a must or they would've driven me crazy lol

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On one hand, I can't wait to see how epic this will look when it's completed. On the other, I am enjoying your progress as you address each detail with precision and fantastic craftsmanship. Absolutely follow-worthy. 

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2 hours ago, tennantlim said:

On one hand, I can't wait to see how epic this will look when it's completed. On the other, I am enjoying your progress as you address each detail with precision and fantastic craftsmanship. Absolutely follow-worthy. 

Thank you Tennant for the affirmations of a quality production. You and others are really cheering me on now. I will seek to keep the show going with little intermission :P

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Hi all,

I've made significant progress on the folding stock over the weekend. Happy to say I am well on my way to making the latch for the folding stock fully operational. I've borrowed much of the know-how from T-jay's 2nd E-11 Build on FISD.

Having already hollowed out the folding stock; I proceeded to hollow out, let's call it the front end retainer, which is that part that holds the inner rod at the front end. Discovered 6" is sufficient and purchased the correct bit extender size. Used a 3/8" spade bit to make the hole.

 

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The hollow aluminum rod was drilled at the end, width wise to make way for support pins. The other end was trimmed to length to match support pins through the stock cube. Pins were cut to recommended lengths (30mm for the front and 20mm for the back) from the solid 5mm diameter aluminum rod.

 

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Front end of folding stock drilled through with 3mm drill bit then a 5mm drill bit to prepare for pin installation.

 

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There are quite a few components sourced and revised to make the latch mechanism work. A hollow styrene plastic tube at 5mm diameter was used to link the pencil to the spring coil. 30mm piece of styrene used to support spring against plastic tube. Length of components revised according to the recommended lengths and further confirmed by test fitting.

 

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Here's is a close-up of how the individual components worked together to form a functional latch.

 

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Here's the fully installed folding stock rod with functional latch components installed and pins in place.

 

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Here are some more details to come. The latch opening needs to be created and the latch itself needs to be created and installed. The 'washers' at the front end also need to be revised and installed along with the support piece that runs down the front.

 

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I had quite the ride putting this part together! Felt like I was doing open heart surgery for a bit lol I have to give a shout out to Tino for his detailed build; thank you thank you for your contributions to the forum; I would not even have dreamed of such a mod let alone do it, with out your enthusiasm and technical documentation. Three cheers for Tino!

Jesse

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DANG YOU, Jesse!  I have completed 3 DD resin builds, getting more accurate each time (with Tino's kits) but you have inspired me to start another one!  BTW, if it helps, Danny (Ripper_L) has just updated the photos on the E-11 Blaster Reference thread, which should really come in handy.  

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

 

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DANG YOU, Jesse!  I have completed 3 DD resin builds, getting more accurate each time (with Tino's kits) but you have inspired me to start another one!  BTW, if it helps, Danny (Ripper_L) has just updated the photos on the E-11 Blaster Reference thread, which should really come in handy.  
https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32111-fisd-e-11-blaster-reference/
 


Ah, so I made the love of the build contagious Joseph - exactly my plan! Thanks for the bump about the reference photos

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4 minutes ago, Dracotrooper said:

 


Thanks for the bump about the reference photos emoji106.png

 

My pleasure, brother!  There are lots of us who have built our own E-11s, and that reference was invaluable.  Hyperfirms are great, no doubt, but there is just something about an a well built E-11 that screams "accuracy" when built correctly.  I was actually questioned by the police at a troop, who were wondering if it was "real".  Quite the compliment.

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