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Hi all,
After recently completing my DoopyDoos E-11, I wanted to get a rubber blaster as a backup, or for events where the Doopy’s just seemed too delicate to take out. Also, as a new recruit, I think a more durable blaster will be good until I find my feet and trooping confidence.
So, I started looking around at the options. My main concern with the majority of rubber blasters, (no offence intended to any owners or makers), was/is the seam at the front. However, when ordering my TK gloves from Imperial Warfighters, I saw that they offered a range of blasters. A few messages later and I was informed of their new molds and saw some examples. Thankfully, it looked very good (in terms of rubber blasters) and was a VERY reasonable price.
I placed my order and requested an un-weathered unit so I could weather it myself.
Today was delivery day and I’m pleased to say that I’m very impressed.
 
 
Unboxing
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First viewing
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Pre-weathering
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Whilst most parts of this blaster are fine, the underside of the Hengstler was a little worse for wear. Thankfully, it’s not an area that is on display too much.
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For my subtle weathering, I used the same Humbrol Brass and Humbrol Metallic Silver. I simple sprayed a little paint onto a piece of kitchen towel and dabbed where required.
 
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On to a little review of this blaster, I’m happy to rate it highly. Firstly, Ryan (of Imperial Warfighters) is a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful and kept me updated on the progress of his new molds, and then throughout the purchase and build phase.
This blaster looks very nice. Of course, it’s a rubber blaster so has a few little rough edges here and there, however nothing that actually puts me off. I might use an exacto blade at some point on the front sight and trigger guard, however if really doesn’t bother me that much (and I’m fussy!!!)
The blaster has a lovely weight to it and feels sturdy, however you can feel the flex in certain pieces. Not too much though - it’s certainly not floppy.
 
For the price, (sub £100 inc delivery), I’m very impressed with this blaster. A good investment and a lovely company to deal with. :-)
 
Best wishes, Dan
 
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Hi all,
After recently completing my DoopyDoos E-11, I wanted to get a rubber blaster as a backup, or for events where the Doopy’s just seemed too delicate to take out. Also, as a new recruit, I think a more durable blaster will be good until I find my feet and trooping confidence.
So, I started looking around at the options. My main concern with the majority of rubber blasters, (no offence intended to any owners or makers), was/is the seam at the front. However, when ordering my TK gloves from Imperial Warfighters, I saw that they offered a range of blasters. A few messages later and I was informed of their new molds and saw some examples. Thankfully, it looked very good (in terms of rubber blasters) and was a VERY reasonable price.
I placed my order and requested an un-weathered unit so I could weather it myself.
Today was delivery day and I’m pleased to say that I’m very impressed.
 
 
Unboxing
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First viewing
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Pre-weathering
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Whilst most parts of this blaster are fine, the underside of the Hengstler was a little worse for wear. Thankfully, it’s not an area that is on display too much.
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For my subtle weathering, I used the same Humbrol Brass and Humbrol Metallic Silver. I simple sprayed a little paint onto a piece of kitchen towel and dabbed where required.
 
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On to a little review of this blaster, I’m happy to rate it highly. Firstly, Ryan (of Imperial Warfighters) is a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful and kept me updated on the progress of his new molds, and then throughout the purchase and build phase.
This blaster looks very nice. Of course, it’s a rubber blaster so has a few little rough edges here and there, however nothing that actually puts me off. I might use an exacto blade at some point on the front sight and trigger guard, however if really doesn’t bother me that much (and I’m fussy!!!)
The blaster has a lovely weight to it and feels sturdy, however you can feel the flex in certain pieces. Not too much though - it’s certainly not floppy.
 
For the price, (sub £100 inc delivery), I’m very impressed with this blaster. A good investment and a lovely company to deal with. :-)
 
Best wishes, Dan
 
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Niiiiice! It's actually quite hard to differentiate the two blasters from the pictures, without a very close look anyway.

I was thinking about getting myself a second, rubber blaster too so will definitely consider Ryan's ones

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Niiiiice! It's actually quite hard to differentiate the two blasters from the pictures, without a very close look anyway.

I was thinking about getting myself a second, rubber blaster too so will definitely consider Ryan's ones

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Cheers mate. Yeah, it’s a really nice piece. Bargain too. Might do a little more tidy up at some stage but doesn’t really need a lot. Just went for subtle weathering too - used but not too battered. :-)


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Overall, seems a well made rubber blaster. At first I thought it was the Rogue One E-11B from Praetorian Blasters, since that's the only hollow scope rail one I'd known of.

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I just got one too and like Dan said they are great to work with..I have a DLT19 but wanted the E11 for TRLJ so contacted IW and they rusched pruduction (withouit compromising quality) in order for me to have it in time...the postal service however did not:smiley-sw013: anyways, it`s a great looking blaster at a very good price and they also have the R1 and a foam blaster that looks good:)

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Overall, seems a well made rubber blaster. At first I thought it was the Rogue One E-11B from Praetorian Blasters, since that's the only hollow scope rail one I'd known of.

Ah, I get what you mean now. It’s a metal scope rail, rather than molded. Apart from that and the D-ring, everything else is rubber. :-)


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I just got one too and like Dan said they are great to work with..I have a DLT19 but wanted the E11 for TRLJ so contacted IW and they rusched pruduction (withouit compromising quality) in order for me to have it in time...the postal service however did not:smiley-sw013: anyways, it`s a great looking blaster at a very good price and they also have the R1 and a foam blaster that looks good

Yes, a good selection. I had a look at the foam one but it wasn’t quite right for me (in terms of appearance). Really like this one - worth every penny. :-)


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59 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

Really like this one - worth every penny.

Ditto, plan on getting a few more for a gun rack dislay later on :)

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Never got to hold a rubber blaster but since looking at such photos, I am wondering if these blasters can be cleaned up a bit. You mentioned to try it with an exacto knife - exactly what I had in mind. And maybe drilling into the venting holes on the receiver tube. Depending on the material, it might also be possible to add a few screws here and there. Uh, getting carried away... :D

 

However, I would highly appreciate if you could update us on your cleanup progress.

 

May I ask for the weight of this particular blaster? Just asking because the E-11 from Praetorian Blasters has a heavier weight than the common resin builds.

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3 hours ago, T-Jay said:

Never got to hold a rubber blaster but since looking at such photos, I am wondering if these blasters can be cleaned up a bit. You mentioned to try it with an exacto knife - exactly what I had in mind. And maybe drilling into the venting holes on the receiver tube. Depending on the material, it might also be possible to add a few screws here and there. Uh, getting carried away... :D

 

However, I would highly appreciate if you could update us on your cleanup progress.

 

May I ask for the weight of this particular blaster? Just asking because the E-11 from Praetorian Blasters has a heavier weight than the common resin builds.

 

Hi Tino,

Yes, I think it has a lot of scope (pun intended :laugh1:) for modifications. Overall, in the flesh, it really does look nice. Of course, on closer inspection the signs of it being a rubber unit are clear, but not in a way that makes me in any way disappointed. At it's price, it's superb!

I imagine that quite a few parts could be replaced with real parts, such as the muzzle screws, scope screws etc, even if they had to be glued in place (rather than threaded).

 

I'll certainly be seeing how well some of the parts tidy up, such as the front sight, inside of the trigger guard, barrel holes etc. However, I won't be heartbroken if this was a good as it gets. It's just nice to have a blaster that can take a little knock here and there, should that happen. 

 

I'll check the weight when I get home, however I don't think it's far off the weight of my Doopy's - perhaps a little heavier. I'll check tonight. 

 

Would love to see what you would do if you were let loose on one of these... ;)

  

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A little pic of pre vs. weathered. Once I’ve had a little tidy here and there, I’ll review the weathering and see if it needs any more.
I’ll also try to get some daylight shots so people can see it in more detail. :-)

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10 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

Would love to see what you would do if you were let loose on one of these... ;)

:lol: Would order the blaster just like you did (only with black paint), then clean it up and install as much items from a completion set as possible. Then weathering and done.

 

Well, at least that was what I intended to do a while ago, when I was on the fence to order a rubber E-11 from Praetorian Blasters. Wanted something light-weighted for my mannequin to hold and thought a rubber blaster would be a good choice in case it accidentally drops on the floor. But that rubber thing was even more heavy so no good for my purpose...

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3 minutes ago, T-Jay said:

:lol: Would order the blaster just like you did (only with black paint), then clean it up and install as much items from a completion set as possible. Then weathering and done.

 

Well, at least that was what I intended to do a while ago, when I was on the fence to order a rubber E-11 from Praetorian Blasters. Wanted something light-weighted for my mannequin to hold and thought a rubber blaster would be a good choice in case it accidentally drops on the floor. But that rubber thing was even more heavy so no good for my purpose...

 

I'm ready and waiting to watch your thread... ;-) hehe

 

Imperial Warfighters do a foam blaster which is around 500g (if I remember correctly). Personally speaking, it trades off too much detail for my personal tastes. 

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Hi guys,
And the moment you’ve all been waiting for....

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So, the rubber blaster IS lighter, but not by a massive amount.

I tried a little tidying tonight, however it’s not a material I’m enjoying ‘working’ with. Resin is so nice to modify and adjust, whereas this is a bit awkward. It gives me extra respect for the work that Ryan did when making it.

As such, I’m not really going to modify this past what is done. From a few feet away, it holds up well against my Doopy’s and, as intended, gives me a lower risk item for trooping.

Here’s a few more shots, just for fun. I’ll get a few action shots too, next time I’m kitted up.

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Thanks for following guys. I’ll update if I make any more changes.

Again, big thumbs up for this. Lovely piece from Imperial Warfighters. :-)

Dan


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Hi all,

Finally got some natural light photos.

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As a rubber blaster for £85, I really can’t complain. :-)


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