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I've noticed different variations of the E-11 Blasters; 3D printer, resin, metal & plastic.

Which is best? I've had the use of one made with metal but is heavy to hold for periods of time during a troop.

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I've noticed different variations of the E-11 Blasters; 3D printer, resin, metal & plastic.
Which is best? I've had the use of one made with metal but is heavy to hold for periods of time during a troop.
Yeah I have a THG solid rubber mold and it's pretty hefty. I'll have to look into something lighter eventually.

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1 minute ago, Rat said:

Yeah I have a THG solid rubber mold and it's pretty hefty. I'll have to look into something lighter eventually.

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Guessing not as heavy as the metal on I had at Fan Expo

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Guessing not as heavy as the metal on I had at Fan Expo
Probably not, but I think it comes in at a couple of pounds. I've never weighed it though.

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2 minutes ago, Rat said:

Probably not, but I think it comes in at a couple of pounds. I've never weighed it though.

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If I can I will go with 3D printed E-11 Blaster

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Heaviest option would be a deactivated Sterling, followed by solid rubber castings (like Praetorian Blasters or the above mentioned THG).

Less weight with the resin kits (like DoopyDoo's or Phoenix Props).

For the same reasons that you have and out of curiosity I am planning a new build for early 2019, focussed on lightweight. Beginning soon...

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Mine is a hybrid/mashup.  Resin Doopydoos kit, but I replaced the magazine well, folding stock (functioning), trigger guard, entire front end and rear cap with accurate aluminum replicas to keep authentic look high but the weight down.  I did use a real Sterling magazine though.  The whole thing weighs in at just a little over 2 pounds (about 1 kilo).

 

One thing you will need to consider is that very often on a troop you will be asked "Can I hold your gun"?  (Mostly kids).  For those that carry Hyperfirms/rubber models this is not a problem, since it really can't be "broken" if they should drop it.  However, since mine is mostly a resin build, I decline by saying something along the lines of "The Emperor forbids it" or "It's against regulations".

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God bless all of you who made your own blasters. That’s WAY out of my wheelhouse. I’m fortunate I got a Hyperfirm before they crapped the bed.


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9 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Mine is a hybrid/mashup.  Resin Doopydoos kit, but I replaced the magazine well, folding stock (functioning), trigger guard, entire front end and rear cap with accurate aluminum replicas to keep authentic look high but the weight down.  I did use a real Sterling magazine though.  The whole thing weighs in at just a little over 2 pounds (about 1 kilo).

 

One thing you will need to consider is that very often on a troop you will be asked "Can I hold your gun"?  (Mostly kids).  For those that carry Hyperfirms/rubber models this is not a problem, since it really can't be "broken" if they should drop it.  However, since mine is mostly a resin build, I decline by saying something along the lines of "The Emperor forbids it" or "It's against regulations".

So far no one has asked to hold my E-11....so far, but I know the rules. 

 

I may want to place a small flashlight on E-11

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10 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

One thing you will need to consider is that very often on a troop you will be asked "Can I hold your gun"?  (Mostly kids).  For those that carry Hyperfirms/rubber models this is not a problem, since it really can't be "broken" if they should drop it.  However, since mine is mostly a resin build, I decline by saying something along the lines of "The Emperor forbids it" or "It's against regulations".

 

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