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Boba Fett RotJ Blaster 1:1 Replica from Rubies Toy

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Boba Fett RotJ Blaster 1:1 Replica from Rubies Toy

Postby Spack » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:49 pm

:evil: I've wanted to add a Boba Fett blaster to my collection for a while, but the decent ones are very expensive and the screen accurate ones cost a fortune. I decided I could probably knock something passable together using a Rubies toy and some plastic, and so another project begins ....

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First thing to do was to dismantle it and figure out what needs modifying. It's clearly too short, digging around on the web tuned up some photos including dimensions which show that the Webley flare gun part is pretty much the right size, it's the barrel and the stock that are too short. The barrel needs to be about 2" longer, and the stock about 4" longer.

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I decided to go with PVC pipe for the extension, but the internal diameter of the barrel is about 45mm and the largest pipe I could find was 40mm. But the couplers to fit pipe lengths together are dead on the right diameter once the push fit ends are cut off, so I've used two of those and a 6cm length of 40mm pipe to connect them. The two blaster halves were cut with a hacksaw and the pipe glued in with PVC pipe weld, and some 20mm pipe glued in as the inner barrel - the front of the barrel was also drilled out so the inner barrel would be visible.

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Due to extending the barrel the scope was now too short, so I extended that too. The scope tube was 20mm so the 20mm plastic pipe used for the inner barrel was perfect. The mounts and scope ends were sanded out, and the adjustment knobs cut to fit. Everything was glued together using pvc pipe weld and left to dry.

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Will leave it all to dry before the next step.
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Re: Boba Fett RotJ Blaster 1:1 Replica from Rubies Toy

Postby Spack » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:08 pm

The extension needs T track adding, and I had pvc L angle strips kicking around in my shed, so I decided to user some of that to fill in the gaps.

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The top of the barrel needed a new recess for the front scope mount, so that was cut out too.

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The L shaped cutout in the T track at the front of the blaster needed to be bigger to suit the longer barrel, and the front filled in.

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Carried on adding fill pieces to the first side, still need to do the other side.

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