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  A friend is being generous with his time and 3D printer ( prusa ) and will be printing an ANH E-11 Blaster for me.  Files are all from the internet and the end result may or may not be worthy of higher levels.  It will be printed in PLA and using Dichloromethane to smooth and weld pieces together

 

Rayabear original source of files.  There is some details lacking,  noteably the knarl on grip,  that can be replaced with other posts on the same website.  In the comments he mentions refining the models but did not upload those improvements.  Slic3r had some issues with faces and sometimes needed to go with an alternate source.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:957801

alternate source ( basically same files )

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2460290

 

Blaster grip with knarling

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1924136

 

  This is the box of printed parts,  only scope and power rails remain to be painted.  The spring I will make with a hanger or look for other suitable alternatives.

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Sounds promising, hopefully this will work as you expect!

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A bit late in the printing,  but I found this thread today which does have some files to consider for possible improved accuracy.

 

 

 

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Also from a comment and internet search I just found this site with what looks to be accurate files from Raymond Herbert (Rayabear from above thingiverse).

 

https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-star-wars-storm-trooper-blastech-e-11-blaster-rifle-by-blaster-master-72283

 

Might have to show some appreciation and use the support me function of this website at the end of my project.

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Got a delivery today of Methylene Chloride ( dichloro methane ), also known as ジクロロメタン, which is to PLA as acetone is to ABS.  So this should serve both to smooth out parts and chemically weld them together.  Of course tests will be done on scraps before anything is applied to the good parts.

 

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Cool, I'd be interested to see the results as have considered trying this myself on a PLA print. Hopefully you can maintain good detail, so please post up photos once you have experimented.

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 I've got my box of PLA plastic and taken the time to lay it all out and cut away some of the supports.  Thankfully from one of the links mentioned previously I found a build instruction PDF that helps both to identify and walk through the process of assembly.  Although some of my parts are slightly different the guide will be enough to get started.  I'll return to my TK build,  blaster not required for membership,  but will try to test Methylene Chloride for smoothing and welding on junk pieces soon.

 

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  I did a small test of the  dichloro methane and it made a junk piece of PLA both smooth and added a bit of shine.  For welding pieces together I was able to join some flat junk pieces together so it shows some promise as a glue.  Another test on more junk pieces and I should be ready to start joining the real thing.

 

  Also the cheap brushes leave bristles in the PLA that if not removed become permanent.  Went to the store and bought some better brushes. 

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Two rings become one.  Unable to pull them apart,  stronger together than they were individually.  Appears dichloro will make a fine chemical weld for the blaster.

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Went to Tokyo Disneyland and picked up some new swag

 

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  The popcorn bucket is added to the already purchased R2-D2 and BB-8 buckets.  The blaster has 2 light and sound modes,  which is fun to play with, for only 2,500yen ( about $23USD).  There is build logs existing showing some nice mod work which I might follow to make this a backup and more kid-friendly blaster for non-canon events.  Will still focus on accuracy for my 3D printed blaster. I even have some spare parts that might find a use for this blaster.

 

 

 

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I used the electronics from one of these blasters to install in me F-11D. Good cheap option. 

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With some sunlight on the patio I was able to get in the well ventilated space and use the dichloro methane to join the two first major pieces.  I also brushed down the entire joined piece making it a bit smoother.

 

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  I'll give it some time to really set before moving forward.  Also smoothed the next piece of the barrel to be connected.  The bolt slides too far into the barrel,  past the charging handle hole if it is not in place,  so I will need to put something inside to stop it at the right spot.  Once this is done I will complete the barrel and continue with the build.

 

Also in my spare parts I have a muzzle tip and Hengstler counter which I will likely use on the Disney blaster.

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  With my armor getting closer to completion and the upcoming Tokyo Comic-Con I decided to return to the blaster project.  Got a chance to meet up with Brian (Bulldog44) and spent a couple hours cleaning and chemical welding some of the parts together.  There was one piece that must have been warped by the Tokyo summer heat but thankfully a backup piece existed.  Once more is done I will post up some additional pictures.

 

  The black scope in the picture is one of Brian's resin casted ones,  the scale and detail of the 3D printed one is clearly not as fine from the plans I used.

 

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Almost there with this. A bit more sanding on some parts to get them to fit, attach and its ready for paint. Keep on pushing forward! The finish line is within sight!

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