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R1 E-11 T-Tracks

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Ok, I will admit it...I am more of a Star Wars prop guy than an armor builder. And I am very passionate about accuracy. In the quest for the perfect R1 E-11, I have sourced most of what I believe to be screen accurate — Airsoft Sterling, Flashlight, DoopyDoo's M38 Scope, Power Cylinders...all but two things the Hengstler counter and the t-tracks. I am up in the air on the counter (real or resin?) and most the t-track out there does not have the right profile or is made from rubber...but, I think I have stumbled upon a t-track option that is VERY close to screen accurate. A t-track that has the wide and tall center spine as seen on the R1 blaster. Now there is one issue. The supplier is in the UK and, though I am still waiting to hear back from them, it looks like they may not ship to the US. Would there be — A: Enough interest from you all to order a quantity of this. B: Someone in the UK willing to be the middle man...

I 3D printed a sample based on the dimensions supplied by the manufacturer, mockup attached.

 

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Hi David. Your 3D-printed T-track seems to be accurate from what I can see so far.

Not sure if you have come across this thread from Henry (@SlyFox740) but he really did a great job with his R1 Blaster Reference.

 

As for the counter, this topic is also covered in his thread and there is Dennis @TK-50101 Blue Snaggletooth who built a very nice R1 replica here.

Dennis also offers Hengstler counters on ebay, including a R1 version. So your R1 blaster could get completed soon. :)

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On 9/26/2018 at 9:38 PM, bradberry00 said:

Ok, I will admit it...I am more of a Star Wars prop guy than an armor builder. And I am very passionate about accuracy. In the quest for the perfect R1 E-11, I have sourced most of what I believe to be screen accurate — Airsoft Sterling, Flashlight, DoopyDoo's M38 Scope, Power Cylinders...all but two things the Hengstler counter and the t-tracks. I am up in the air on the counter (real or resin?) and most the t-track out there does not have the right profile or is made from rubber...but, I think I have stumbled upon a t-track option that is VERY close to screen accurate. A t-track that has the wide and tall center spine as seen on the R1 blaster. Now there is one issue. The supplier is in the UK and, though I am still waiting to hear back from them, it looks like they may not ship to the US. Would there be — A: Enough interest from you all to order a quantity of this. B: Someone in the UK willing to be the middle man...

I 3D printed a sample based on the dimensions supplied by the manufacturer, mockup attached.

 

42624672_667284825331_337283565718025011

 

 

What all have you used on your blaster build so far? Where did you get the Airsoft from?

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32 minutes ago, Big Deal said:

What all have you used on your blaster build so far? Where did you get the Airsoft from?

Here is what I have so far:

— Beta Project Airsoft from Evike. (I am not sure if that is the exact make but all the details look the same. )

— Element M300A Flashlight

— Visually accurate Piccadilly scope rail (for the flashlight)

— DoopyDoos Scope

— Field Marshall replica power cylinders. 

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Well as coincidence would have it; Today I believe I actually discovered the source of the T-Track that prop makers used in Rogue One. 

 

It’s mass produced from a U.K. based company

and it appears to be the exact same T-Track that Andrew Ainsworth cast into his plastic/foam Shepperton Design Studios E-11 as I pointed out in my ROGUE ONE E-11 BLASTER REFERENCE

 

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I will be ordering this T-Track in bulk and offering it for sale here on Whitearmor in the near future if all goes as planned. 

 

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Yesterday I discovered a good source for Rogue One T-Track. Tubeway Sales LTD. is a wholesaler and you can only buy large quantities directly from them. I found a distributor offering smaller amounts specifically pre-cut into six 8” pieces for a Rogue One E-11 Blaster Build; https://www.3d-props.com/shop/hardware/

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