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Bulldog44 DVH E-11 Blaster Kit & Mixed Blaster Part Builds 2020


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Just changed my google settings to be located in Japan and here are the results for 'laser cutting online' :

 

- fractory.com

- ponoko.com

- sculpteo.com

- cotter.co

- oshcut.com

- laserboost.com

- onlinelasercutting.com.au

- sendcutsend.com

 

Haven't tried any of these myself, it is just what google came up with. Keeping fingers crossed... ;)

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Thank you Tino. I will check these options out. Some places I contacted already locally had insane pricing and really didn’t work with one off items like these. 

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Small update. I finally gutted out the resin on the stock wishbones so I could install the extension arms. For the original DVH stock I am not going to do much more with it as I don’t have time to spend on it. It would take a lot more time and work to make it look better. I am using a bad cast of the extension arm for the DVH stock and using a homemade aluminum arm for the Phoenix prop/DDay stock.  Not perfect but adds more realism than it had before and has reduced the weight too. 
next step is to patch up with epoxy, prime coat the parts and paint. 
 

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T Tracks-

I tried to use as many parts from the original DVH kit for this blaster but unfortunately the t tracks that were supplied did not work out as I had hoped. They were resin casted making them super brittle and nearly impossible to bend without breaking. I tried multiple times heating the plastic using various techniques but the end result was always bad. I did manage to bend a few to nearly the proper angle needed but it became too unpredictable to continue. 

 

Luckily I bought t track from Marv many moons ago and decided to give them a try. First time working with these tracks but it was great. Easy to heat up and bend. The only thing I did wrong was bending the track too quickly which left obvious signs where the plastic was being flexed. Slow bending is key so the plastic stretches evenly. 

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Once the tracks are on the tube it really transforms it to a galaxy far far away. I wasn't that excited to get this blaster done due to the work it needed but after the tracks went on I think I got my second wind. 

 

Next up:

1. Prime coating

2. Finish off a set of power cylinders

3. Prep the scope rail to mount the scope and counter (need to make a bracket for the counter too)

4. Make a spring

5. Somehow add the bolt detail 

6. Maybe change how the magazine gets installed; use a magnet or headphone jack style connection.

7. Attach the trigger guard & D ring

8. Paint- considering to try crinkle paint for this blaster so it matches the crinkle paint details still present on the stock. 

9. Probably forgetting something .......^_^

 

 

 

 

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Sounds good, Brian.  :)

 

Is it still possible to remove the T-tracks? That would safe a lot of extra masking work when painting.

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6 minutes ago, T-Jay said:

Sounds good, Brian.  :)

 

Is it still possible to remove the T-tracks? That would safe a lot of extra masking work when painting.

;)Yes. The tracks are just temporary set. I can take them out no problem for when I paint the tube. 

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