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Wow, Jesse. That’s some serious work on the trigger functionality. :-)


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Wow, Jesse. That’s some serious work on the trigger functionality. :-)


Hey Dan! Thanks for the thumbs up


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This is outstanding, Jesse. Not sure if anybody will ever attempt to recreate this, but I have never before seen a builder putting so many love and detail to a section, that later can not be seen in the finished blaster. Hats off.

 

On 21.1.2018 at 2:56 AM, Dracotrooper said:

I am seeking guidance from anyone whose prepared Tino’s rotary switch for installation.   (...)   How do I prepare the unit itself for install like where is the o ring that can or must be removed and also, how to understand what wires go where?   (...)

 

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To install the rotary switch into the resin grip, it makes sense to reduce its thickness so you have less to hollow. I bent the four connector pins (1, 2, 3 & 10) by 90 degrees and removed that ring, which is actually a part of the housing but it does not affect the operation of the switch.

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2 hours ago, T-Jay said:

This is outstanding, Jesse. Not sure if anybody will ever attempt to recreate this, but I have never before seen a builder putting so many love and detail to a section, that later can not be seen in the finished blaster. Hats off.

 

To install the rotary switch into the resin grip, it makes sense to reduce its thickness so you have less to hollow. I bent the four connector pins (1, 2, 3 & 10) by 90 degrees and removed that ring, which is actually a part of the housing but it does not affect the operation of the switch.

 

Marvelous to hear from you Tino! As the trigger is such an important tactile part of the blaster, spent the extra time and energy to get it to my liking...and thanks for the pat on the back :)

 

Roger that Tino - I have lexan scissors I will put to task to get that plastic ring base out of the way.

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Awesome work on the trigger! Love how you followed through with this. Epic mod!  Super documentation as well. Had to pour throught he pics twice and will again after posting this. Keep up the amazing work.

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Awesome work on the trigger! Love how you followed through with this. Epic mod!  Super documentation as well. Had to pour throught he pics twice and will again after posting this. Keep up the amazing work.


Hey there Brian, great to hear from you. You are too kind; I did have allot of fun figuring things out. If I would have given myself another 1/2 inch on the trigger guard length, I don’t think I would have needed to put a trigger plunger retainer - no biggie though, it serves its purpose and isn’t seen after install. And yes, more to come, thinking modified doopy magazine...we’ll see

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Hi all,

 

Wish me the best! I will be attempting to scratch build the magazine to fit into the doopydoos magazine housing. I contemplated on how to modify my existing doopydoos magazine but the scale and detail just aren't there, so not worth the task. I've relied heavily on templates created by FISD mates Lucas (ZeroRoom) and also Rob (Ducati) for the larger side plates. The clip latch took some time to figure out a template from these guides, but I managed to do so. When putting up my assembled template side by side with Steve (Gazmosis) resin magazine (no longer available on FISD), I feel confident I've captured the essence of it. As for materials, I will likely go with styrene plastic and have a go at the 'score-n-snap' method and see how I make due with bending plastic using an iron. Check out how I progressed to get my final assembled template ...

 

Preliminary attempts at replicating magazine with aluminum sheets, yes of all materials, I chose aluminum. Doopydoos magazine placed for comparison

 

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Paper template construction of magazine following ZeroRoom SMG templates on FISD versus doopydoos magazine

 

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Ducati template blueprint showing dimensions against an SMG reference

 

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Ducati template of magazine cap

 

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Ducati perspective view of template components

 

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Upgraded paper template magazine with Ducati templates; replaced larger side plates and cut to desired length

 

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Quiet happy with the templated magazine latch

 

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After studying SMG references, I know now that the corners on the latch and on the rear of the magazine is to be positioned up against the entrance to the magazine well

 

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Final paper template construction of magazine with magazine latch and also compared to Gazmosis solid resin piece from FISD

 

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I've got goose bumps ahead of starting, but with allot of forethought and a little detailed work, really want to see it realized. Cheers all! have a terrific weekend!

 

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Hi all, made mad progress on transferring the final template magazine design to styrene plastic. I figured out the almost-snap approach to get 90 degree angle sheets so that was revealing. Styrene cut outs simply taped together for test fit; Some scale issues need to be dealt with before gluing. Oh, of course to gauge size against doopydoos magazine housing as well, which I had already hollowed half way. Thinking after gluing done, to follow up with bondo. I know nothing about using this product, only that it will take the scratch build to ultimate realism. If anyone has used this first hand, I would appreciate advice on how best to use it. I have zero experience.

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Cheers ! Until next time

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That is a brilliant idea Jesse and will look waaaay better than the magazine from DoopyDoo's. And it will be very lightweight.

Sorry, never worked with bondo, so I am as curious as you about experiences being shared here...

I just don't get the reason behind all your efforts, by already having one of Steve's (gazmosis) perfect resin magazines in hand. Why not simply using this? Do you plan to install electronics and want to use the space inside the magazine for that? Sorry in case that was already mentioned, but following so many builds from different people makes it sometimes hard to not mix anything up, you know?! ;)

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That is a brilliant idea Jesse and will look waaaay better than the magazine from DoopyDoo's. And it will be very lightweight.
Sorry, never worked with bondo, so I am as curious as you about experiences being shared here...
I just don't get the reason behind all your efforts, by already having one of Steve's (gazmosis) perfect resin magazines in hand. Why not simply using this? Do you plan to install electronics and want to use the space inside the magazine for that? Sorry in case that was already mentioned, but following so many builds from different people makes it sometimes hard to not mix anything up, you know?!


Oh, I hadn’t mentioned Tino, those were just internet images of gazmosis resin magazine (crying emoji inserted here) for comparison purposes so that I scratch build the right way (still crying)

Ok, I will have to do some experimenting with bondo, automotive body filler and see how It turns out.

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Quick update - I've gone and scaled down my styrene plastic templated magazine. My initial attempts didn't account for overlap of styrene pieces which made some parts of it think and bulky looking. After streamlining it and gauging its fit in my modified doopydoos magazine housing; I am quite happy with the detail and correctness of the overall look. I do need to hollow my magazine well more too; so need to thin out the walls even more. Gotta be very careful here; don't want to break the walls! I also did some research about Bondo - automotive body filler (2 part resin) and gaining confidence on how best to apply it - popsicle sticks are ready! :P Thanks for reading :)

 

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Hi All,

 

I set about to do some precision work here on fitting my custom magazine into my modified doopydoos magazine housing. I managed not to break the magazine well when dremeling to thin down the walls. Let's just say I slept well last night and had many sighs of relief. To fit the magazine, further nips and tucks were needed to get it to fit just right. The same goes with the thinning of the walls. After dremeling, used a square file to corner out the inside of the hollowed magazine well.

 

Spent 40 minutes on the dremel getting out the remaining resin inside my hollowed out magazine well. I borrowed this set-up from a genius TK who posted a while back which gave me the confidence to come at this task. With a low rotation setting on my dremel and the right dremel attachment (this little attachment has been very valuable: thanks Dan for the recommendation), I was able to keep control and dremel away at the 1 to 2mm of resin that remained, and so widening the well to desired.

 

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Further revisions to custom styrene plastic magazine for fitting into modified doopydoos magazine housing - magazine now fully inserted inside magazine well

 

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Magazine well further thinned and corners on the inside made sharp to take in custom magazine

 

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Micro revisions to custom styrene magazine and magazine well completed - two pieces fit well together with the precision I want - more plastic was cut away from the magazine and more resin was filed away from the magazine well. I also managed to scale down the magazine latch, I'll call it, and have it's corners come close to the magazine well opening. I also managed to do this with the corners on the back end of the magazine as well. Some curvature to the magazine was also captured too, which further lends to a realistic interpretation of the piece. thoroughly happy with these details as I had contemplated on how to capture them for quite some time.

 

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Well, that's all I wrote - until next time and have a terrific weekend!

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11 minutes ago, Waynocerous said:

Wow! A lot of effort going into this Jesse! Very impressive work!

 

Thanks Wayne! I think I deserve the weekend off :P

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go for it mate...have a beer..or two! I was gonna have a night off tonight but ended up doing the end cap clip and adding the strip to the bolt


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On 2/9/2018 at 3:10 PM, Dracotrooper said:

 

Thanks Wayne! I think I deserve the weekend off :P

Take two of them.  ;)

I am at a loss for words, Jesse.  This, this is blaster building.  Thank you so much as always, for sharing such an amazing build with the community!

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Amazing work, Jesse! :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:


And yes, that little Dremel tool is superb for so many applications.


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10 hours ago, Dark CMF said:

Take two of them.  ;) I am at a loss for words, Jesse.  This, this is blaster building.  Thank you so much as always, for sharing such an amazing build with the community!

 

Cheers Tim and thanks! - always a pleasure to share with the folks here; a really quality bunch :)

 

9 hours ago, Suspend said:

I can’t wait to see this all glued and painted.   The suspence is killing me. Mark

 

Ah, well, I dabbled in primer today Mark; that's a step in the right direction ;) cheers!

 

2 hours ago, CableGuy said:

Amazing work, Jesse! :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley: And yes, that little Dremel tool is superb for so many applications.

 

Oooh yeah - that's my go-to tool for the dremel - I love how the tip of that dremel attachment is also bladed, so valuable for pushing forward and side-to-side removal of resin - here's to shared success with it Dan! :D

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Hi all,

 

I feel an immense sense of accomplishment today as I continued further work on my scratch-build magazine. It's starting to look and feel like the real thing! I installed internal structuring to it and finally shed away the blue tape holding it all together. At this round, I leave behind the magazine cap and latch and will follow up with these additions another time. The assembled panels of the magazine were butt-jointed, (I think that's the term where two pieces are secured without overlap) so I followed through today in applying a coat of putty over the seams and onto the main body - I used Bondo Glaze and Spot putty. It's a thinner, one-part formula that begins hardening in 3 minutes and ready for sanding after 30 minutes. Given how relatively small the magazine is, this was a cost effective, adequate solution opposed to going full Bondo with separate hardener and filler, the Spot putty served it's purpose. Haha, I thought I could apply a light coat to the magazine but with my lack of experience in using it, I ended up laying it down pretty thick; 150, 220, and 320 grit sandpaper came to save me to some degree. Rewarding to see the magazine body with grey primer that's for sure!

 

Mounted aluminum L-shaped supports on two side panels of custom magazine using E-6000 - magnets used to help adhesion. I guess this is practice for when I get working on my armor; whenever that day comes!

 

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Set out to glue the panels one by one and test fitted with modified magazine housing as I went

 

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Assembled main body of magazine

 

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Applied Bondo Glaze and Spot Putty to custom magazine to fill pits, especially on the edges - sandpaper applied to smooth out

 

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Various views of sanded bondo spot putty on custom magazine

 

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Grey primer applied to sanded custom magazine after bondo spot putty applied

 

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Custom magazine with grey primer added - without cap and latch

 

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Custom magazine with two coats of grey primer, without cap and latch, inserted into modified magazine housing

 

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Main body of custom magazine inside modified housing, before and after

 

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Upgraded main body of magazine, inserted in modified doopydoos magazine

 

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Ending transmission; until next time friends!

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Sounding typically English, “Blimey!!” Great work with the putty. That’s looking superb. By using the styrene and putty, that’s really opening up the possibilities above and beyond the standard resin + green stuff.  :duim: 

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Sounding typically English, “Blimey!!” Great work with the putty. That’s looking superb. By using the styrene and putty, that’s really opening up the possibilities above and beyond the standard resin + green stuff.  :duim: 


Hey there Dan - thanks! I used my conference attendee name tag for the styrene and spot putty was dirt cheap. With templates available on FISD, actually got it done


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