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ROGUE ONE T-21 BLASTER REFERENCE


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The Rogue one T-21 research post.

 

The Original triology version of the T-21 is similar but compared to the Rogue one variant has some differences.

 

After reading SlyFox740 his post on his intensive research of the R1 E-11 I wondered if the T-21 was also build around a airsoft gun instead of a real one.

The T-21 was based on the Lewis gun, after looking around there exist no airsoft replica's.

 

I will use SlyFox740 original post to describe the separate parts added onto the blaster so all credit to him.

Highly recommend reading through his post first.

 

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The Base Gun

 

I think the base of the blaster is a cast from an original Lewis gun, with added details.

 

The Flashlight

 

The flashlight on the right side of the blaster; an Element M300A Mini Scout Light (Knockoff replica of a SureFire M300 Tactical Flashlight)

 

The Flashlight Rail

 

The flashlight rail is mounted to the right side of the blaster.

There are many short 3-slot picatinny rails available but the screen used one has sharp corners with a rounded groove on the back surface to mount flush against the side of the airsoft receiver tube.

 

Research:

 

The base gun

 

The T-21 is only visible in short fragments. These are the best images I found.
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This one is a soft rubber cast, the stock is bend and the ironsight is a solid block.

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Only two T-21 were seen at the same time.
It would not suprise me if only one Hero blaster exists and the other one in this shot is the cheap rubber cast made from the Hero prop.
The Hero T-21 is not the same in every scene, but it is very common to loose or damage props while filming. The sling and ironsight detail could haev easily been lost or broken of.

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With the limited images avalible its hard to get actual details.
I want to give some attention to certain areas of the blaster. 

The stock seen in R1 is black, and has a clean silluete meaning there are no protruding parts on the stock. This is different compared to the ANH T-21. 
This was all I could gather with the fuzzy images avalible. 
When looking at the HotToys figurine for a R1 Stormtrooper, we can see that the stock looks as if its a heavily damged piece of wood.

but I am uncertain if this was the same for the actual film used props, so the accuracy of the HotToys blaster should be taken with a  grain of salt.
R1 T-21
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HotToys T-21 (R1)

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Ironsight detail

 

In the middle of the blaster we sometimes see a little piece what looks to be half a circle with a hole in it.
I am not able to identify or find a found part that matched this apperance.
R1 T-21
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HotToys Blaster (R1)

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Ribbed tube

 

The ribbed tube is again badly visible, In my opinion they look to be flatter and more spaced apart in R1 than what the HotToys blaster is showing us.

R1 T-21
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HotToys Blaster (R1)
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Sling

In some scenes a sling can be seen for carrying the T-21.
No accurate reference is avalible to show where exactly and how the sling is secured to the blaster.
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The Flashlight

 

The flashlight used is an Element M300A Mini Scout Light which is actually an airsoft replica of a real SureFire M300 Tactical Flashlight. The difference is the knockoff costs around $50 while the real thing is worth around $300.

 

I am uncertain if the flashlight on the T-21 is a casted variant or not.

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The Flashlight Rail

 

The flashlight is mounted to the right side of the blaster.

There are many short 3-slot picatinny rails available but the screen used one has sharp corners with a rounded groove on the back surface to mount flush against the side of the airsoft receiver tube.

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Edited by DavidOx
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